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RE: Hog temps and RH

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Posted by: FR at Wed Aug 7 10:11:39 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

I still think the actual cause is being missed as to what is causing your problem.

Also, about the infighting on this or any forum. Its going to happen when someone has an opinion and stands by it.

The TRUTH is, you need to determine what the problem is, or you cannot fix it. Any Vet can do a fecal, they have an online data base to help them. Even if you just took some feces to the vet.

As mentioned, the symptoms are telling, they indicate a parasite problem.

Now lets look at the animals, are they wild caught, no, as you said they are albino and hets. So they are not going to have natural occurring parasites from nature. Unless you have been feeding them local toads and such. So it has to be something prevalent in the environment,

You started by talking about flagel, which is a product to cure, Flagelated protozoas, which is common and everywhere. And Natural to the animal.

Hognose or any reptile only become compromised by this and most other parasites when they are stressed and become immune supressed.

The two approaches taken on this forum, as to what caused this stress are,
1. humidity
2. heat. as in too much heat.

Lets look at The symptoms of each.

1. Humidity, normally causes water blisters and rapid shedding, then fungal infections.

2. Heat,(to much) Or wrong temps, causes the animal to stop or hinder the immune system, which commonly leads to flagellated protozoa infections or blooms. 1. flagellate protozoan - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals.

This infection damages the walls of the intestinal track and the reproductive track. Enough damage and the patient becomes non reproductive and or dies. End of part 1


   

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