Q about Myco

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Q about Myco

Post by msmara » Fri May 13, 2011 9:41 am

Yesterday I lost my 9 week old Yoji to what my vet believes is myco. He said it's not contagious but I wanna make sure as I'm supposed to be going to a show tomorrow & I don't wanna put anyone else's babs at risk. All my other boys are fine.
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Re: Q about Myco

Post by AlienRat » Fri May 13, 2011 10:22 am

If it is myco then I wouldn't worry. Most pet rats (if not all all of them) carry it as it was shown to be passed on from the mother at birth. The infections to be wary of are SDAv and Sendai which are more virulent. If you are concerned, just take a shower and put on clean clothes that your rats have not touched and don't handle your rats just before leaving :)
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Re: Q about Myco

Post by zappa » Sat May 14, 2011 9:14 pm

Myco doesn't usually cause symptoms in rats under 3 months old (according to NFRS website....)
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