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#20686 - 05/12/04 11:52 AM ringworm
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me and my husband just got a new kitten from a shelter about a month ago. we were told that he had had ringworm but was treated, and is now clean. however, now *I* have it from the kitten, not bad, but a few bumps. (by the way, ringworm is a fungus like athletes foot, little circles on yer arms n legs n such, i don't have 'worms'!). anyway, does anyone know if my gliders can catch it?!?! right now the whole family is being treated. i have avoided handling them the past couple of days because i'm assuming if they can catch it, it would be very very bad.
any help?? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

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#20687 - 05/12/04 12:17 PM Re: ringworm [Re: ]
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I have no idea - but I would call your local suggie vet and ask them what they think - I would assume that if you got it from the cat it could be transfered to the suggies.
Ring worm's no fun - I hope you're all cured soon!

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#20688 - 05/12/04 01:07 PM Re: ringworm [Re: ]
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I assume they can get it. I went to the vet to look at my glider's skin - it seemed a little irritated - and she said it didn't look like ringworm, but if it got worse, to come back and they could test for it.

I would have no idea what ringworm would look like on a glider, but just from those remarks from my vet, i would say they could get it.

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#20689 - 05/12/04 01:36 PM Re: ringworm [Re: ]
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Our vet said (we asked because my son had it a couple of months ago) that he didn't see why suggies would be immune. In animals, ringworm tends to cause patchy hair loss, and what looks like very flaky skin in the hair loss areas (which is the fungus). That's what I would watch for. Keys to prevent spreading is to keep any affected areas covered so your glider can't come in contact with them, and make sure clothes, hands and anything else that could be harboring flakes are sanitized. Don't handle your gliders or any of their things without washing your hands thoroughly, and if you let them loose in a room at all, I'd make sure everything is thoroughly vacuumed. If suspected contamination occurs, bleach and hot (preferably boiling) water should0 kill any organism on the item. We had several cats when I was younger, and a few were indoor/outdoor. It only took one to bring it home and we had a few go-rounds with this. Diligence should eradicate it, though. Hope this helped.
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#20690 - 05/12/04 06:36 PM Re: ringworm [Re: ]
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your vet,can determin this,,being that there was indeed exposure.
I am not 100% on if gliders can get ring worm,they can certainly get a variety of bacterial infections and parasites so i would go ,just to be sure.

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#20691 - 05/13/04 01:34 PM Re: ringworm [Re: ]
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it's official
phillip got it too, so now the whole family is infected
mass trips to the doctor/vet

this takes about a month to clear up apparently, does anyone know if you're contagious until it's completely cleared?

ugh this is gonna be a MESS <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shakehead.gif" alt="" />

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#20692 - 05/17/04 08:58 PM Re: ringworm [Re: ]
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My whole family also got ringworm from a persian cat that we got from a pet store. It spread to all my family members (friends included) and all 6 of my cats. took about a month or longer to clear up... I guess the flakes of skin that have bacteria on them can live in a blanket or rug for weeks,,, Good luck. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/muchlove.gif" alt="" />
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