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Re: contagious infections

Post by tabirat » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:57 am

Posting a summary of the infection that seems to have been spread via the NERS show (14th March).

Kate has lost 3 rats with acute respiratory symptoms and rapid deterioration... hunched, spikey appearance. 7 other rats with symptoms.
Stacey has lost one rat very quickly with similar symptoms and has three others who have become unwell.
Laura has two rats showing sudden onset of respiratory symptoms and being of food.
Mikki has lost one rat without symptoms, overnight. Some others are sneezing.
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Re: contagious infections

Post by sassy-rat! » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:16 pm

Ok someone made me a bit curious on something going around preston. One of my rats went very scared and got a chest infection but is nearly better now. Then today ive found my rat Remy with orage wet poo and really bad porophyn sp? all over his face and wrist. his back looks colapsed. I'm not far from preston, ive not been to shows had any new rats or seen any rat owners but its got me very worried. please help.
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Re: contagious infections

Post by sassy-rat! » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:26 pm

Remy just died in my arms :cry: i had just typed that and he died. I think i will add myself to this list just incase.

We have only just found him like that and he was fine yesterday.
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Re: contagious infections

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town/county: Manchester
symptoms: Lathargic, weak hind legs, runny poo(orange gunk) Bad porophyn. Wheezy.
number of infected/lost to date: 1 suvivied 1 died.
events/places visited within the last 3 weeks that may pose a risk to others: Zero
link to thread with more info on:
any additional info: I have not viisted shows,people or pet store and cannot figure out how we have it so its just heartbraking. We had one rat become scared and lack of use with hind legs and a chesty splutter, he is now more or less fine and was in a bad state. But Remy was found that morning and withen a hour he had died.
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Re: contagious infections

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town/county:southend / essex
symptoms: Hard and heavy heart beat, fur foofing, loss of appetite only eating soft things, very sleepy and tired
number of infected/lost to date: 3 infected, no recoverys yet
events/places visited within the last 3 weeks that may pose a risk to others: P@H at southend airport, earls hall vets in eastwood
link to thread with more info on: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=117187
any additional info: rats seem fine then suddenly start side huffing, hard chest beating with very little interest in doing anything.. It hasnt affected all my lot yet, but seems to be spreading.. baytrill isnt working to fight it off.. Seems to be attacking the healthiest of my rattys
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Re: contagious infections

Post by Solar » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:16 pm

huntingdon's been hit. So far lucky not my rats.

I think it's pretty obvious for all of us to avoid getting rats from petshops since they're not likely to say if they have had a virus to the general public or even know they have a virus.
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Re: contagious infections

Post by jill2009 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:18 pm

Hi can any one help me iv got two female rats 15 months old and they are my babies but tincel is sneezing in small amounts and a pinky dishcharge from her nose and she is very snappy and not her self could any one help me please :cry:

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Re: contagious infections

Post by caz07 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:22 pm

hi has anyone seen this

http://www.rathealth.co.uk/

scroll down page to updates sdva virus may be linked p@h
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Re: contagious infections

Post by tabirat » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:35 pm

I think that update has been there for a while. SDAV is around in the pet rat population - and outbreaks occur fairly regularly.
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Re: contagious infections

Post by Solar » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:52 pm

Solar wrote:huntingdon's been hit. So far lucky not my rats.

I think it's pretty obvious for all of us to avoid getting rats from petshops since they're not likely to say if they have had a virus to the general public or even know they have a virus.


oops forgot to mention online ads for rats too, I doubt a general byb would know they had a virus too or care.

I doubt P@H would be the only culprit, there are loads of petshops who use rodent farms, large scale breeders and rescues, and people traveling up and down the country with rats for shows/selling/ect and wild rats all over. I don't think virus' like this can be singled out.
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Re: contagious infections

Post by gerth1983 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:35 am

Hi iv had the same syptoms as everybody else from rushden northants.one of my rats is prone to first time i got anti biotics from the vets a corse of 7 days seperated him from the others and with in 7 days it cleard up 2 weeks later it was back but another one out of 6 has got it so had to take 2 to the vets this time had different anti biotics this time and this was bright orange since then they have been fine and its a been a month now there is still a crackle in there breveing when you hold them to your ear. i have changed the subbstrate/bedding for newspaper and since then iv had no trouble again so far

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Re: contagious infections

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location; Bodmin, Cornwall
Symptoms: listless, rapid breathing, spikey fur, eyes half closed, rapid weight loss.
Deaths; 2 rats lost within 24 hours of onset of symptoms
Rats affected; 7 out of 17 in last 4 days 2 deceased, 2 held off at listless rapid breathing stage, 2 appear to on the mend (touchwood) the 7th is the only one with bad porphyrin.
The first two had Baytril injections and the rest are being blanket treated with baytril twice a day.
there has been no contact with other rats or rat people, no vet visits prior to taking Wispa (rip) in, last visit to a pet shop was on 20th June did not even view rats but rushed in for dog biscuits and straight out again.
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Re: contagious infections

Post by SargentEllie » Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:54 pm

Just to make you all aware I my guys have SDAV so it is still kicking around
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Re: contagious infections

Post by tagalong » Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:14 pm

sorry to hear that hope they all get well.
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Re: contagious infections

Post by SargentEllie » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:20 pm

tagalong wrote:sorry to hear that hope they all get well.


thankyou x
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