- Cavies 'n Cobwebs
After my recent problem with fungal on Tiggy and now Chilli, I would say that on my pigs the fungal flakey bits were more sticky than the usual dry flakes you associate with dry skin dandruff/scurffing. If the hair comes out the flakes are pretty well stuck to the hair shaft. The hair is also a little greasier in the affected areas. Would this be similar to Wanita?
While Tiggy ended up with little bald patches, Chilli is showing some hair thinning in the affected areas like Wanita. Both my piggies also got the Daktarin oral gel and initially Olive Oil soaks. I now have Gorgeous Guineas shampoo and melt which I'm using on Chilli and so far seem to be working. Tiggy is now fine and all her hair grown back.
Since Wanita had such a bad case, it is likely to take longer and her immune system may take a while to come back to full strength. Same could possibly be said for the hair shafts that were affected as the fungal spores get right in there. You've worked wonders with her to get her back to where she is now. :·)
She weighs 750g and is just over 1 year old, I don't know if she'll put on much more weight since I think her illness has stunted her growth
I just LOVE her even more now, I've invested so much time & tears on this dear little creature and she's worth every second. I hope that the rest of her life is a good one free from illness
I spoil her ROTTEN! She is totally free range in the house, gets the best fresh grass everyday, I grow veges and herbs for especially for her.
Boy does she LOVE apple she turns into a psycho pig when she hears me crunch on one, my partner sometimes eats apples in isolation so he doesn't have to witness her "turning" and share his with her ;)
Anyway I thought I'd show a do a few more pics , we love a happy ending don't we? Check out the long strands of hair behind her ears NICE!
LONG LIVE THE CAVY :) xx
This is an update on Wanita, it's been nearly a year? since Wanita has been clear of a fungal infection
The vet suspected Wanita has mites, I do periodically check her face/chest as this was where the fungal condition predominately was, this time I've noticed dandruff/flakes more on her lower back/rump
So I'm starting the revolution tomorrow (in case of mites/lice) but before hand I'll wash her in Nizoral shampoo
Maybe Wanita will never be clear of fungal, I mean maybe she'll keep having minor outbreaks?
I'm happy that I've got some valuable experience and support from you guys
I'm not looking forward to the scrub down of every corner of her free range life but I'm confident I'm gonna clear it!
I'll keep you updated