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Listeriosis

Discussion in 'Chinchillas' started by Wim, Dec 11, 2007.


  1. Wim

    Wim PetForums Junior

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    Chinchillas are very susceptible to Listeriosis. This disease is caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.

    Conventional/Allopathic treatment by the vet is usually not effective.

    That`s why prevention is very important and contamination of food by rodents must be avoided.

    The poor critter suffering from the disease will appear feverish and its brain may be effected by the disease in such a way that it will cause dullness. Other symptoms are : difficulty moving or standing, possibly paralysis, (sometimes) severe diarrhoea.

    Homeopathic treatment of e.g. fever and diarrhoea is possible.
     
  2. carol

    carol PetForums VIP

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    thanks not got none but very interesting
     
  3. Eolabeo

    Eolabeo Guest

    Same as u carol, i have none either but it is interesting knowing these things coz u never know when someone else might need to know something that we could maybe pass on.
    So im always up for learning different things about other animals :D
     
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