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Posted by MsTT on April 29, 2003 at 22:22:11:
In Reply to: mouth parasites posted by vemon on April 29, 2003 at 05:11:37:
A. hispida tend to come in loaded with hookworms and pentastomids and internal damage from same. If you send me a good digital picture of the parasite I can ID it for sure. It is also possible that these are exoparasites (mites) but I'd like to see one to be sure.
We had no luck with any hispida; necropsy showed that they all had literal holes eaten through their guts and internal organs. If I confirmed pentastomids I'd whack with intracoelomic Levamisole and support antibiotics for the damage that is presumably already done inside, and possibly nebulize with Amikacin.
Drop me some mail if you want a faster response as I might not check back in here very soon.
:i noticed tiny black parasites in the mouth of my male a. hispida, does anyone know what these are and how to treat them? the closest hot vet. is 2 1/2 hours away but i can order medicine from a local vet. who is willing to help. any help anyone could give would be very much appreciated.