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Re: Giardia [Re: BlackDrappa] #1202218
12/08/11 09:41 PM
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Your vet may just be of the generation that think that Giardia is a "naturally" occuring organism or that some Giardia will always be present, while this may be true for some animals (beavers are known to be carriers and are seldom made sick by the parasite, also why Giardia is also known as "Beaver Fever"), I do not believe it to be so with Sugar Gliders.

The same thing occurs with Baylisacaris, which is a roundworm that is host specific to Raccoons, it very seldom will make a Raccoon sick but if that same parasite gets into another host (say a opossum or even a human) it gets "confused", migrates and often ends up in the brain of the host, thus killing them

Giardia has many different strains, some have mutated and become stronger, more virulent and resistant to treatment. Much the same with antibiotic resistant bacteria like MRSA, this can be linked to it being exposed but not totally irraticated by a complete treatment (either treatment wasnt long enough or patient did not finish up because they were feeling better) that is why it is so important to always finish all of your meds as prescribed, not doing so can and WILL make for stronger more resistant strains.

Think of these as living creatures if you will, and they FIGHT to stay alive, they learn from past things they are exposed to, and they make a better plan, they build a heavier suit of armor, to better withstand the next battle....

I wish you luck in your war wink you have an awesome battle plan and should have no problems winning this war if you stick to it!!!!

Last edited by Chris_R; 12/08/11 09:45 PM.
Re: Giardia [Re: Chris_R] #1202341
12/09/11 08:42 AM
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Hey Chris...another dumb question...if I clean the cages and dry them off, and THEN put them in the sun, would that help out with they cysts? I wan't to try the sunlight thing, but it's snowing here in Buffalo frown


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Re: Giardia [Re: BlackDrappa] #1202356
12/09/11 09:19 AM
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Yes, its the UV from the sunlight that is able to penetrate and kill the cysts, not the heat from sunlight that is why the grow lamps work also, remember to move them around every few hours to get the sunlight into the corners etc

Re: Giardia [Re: Chris_R] #1202357
12/09/11 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted By: Chris_R
Yes, its the UV from the sunlight that is able to penetrate and kill the cysts, not the heat from sunlight that is why the grow lamps work also, remember to move them around every few hours to get the sunlight into the corners etc


Oh yay! Thanks smile That's what I'll do then.


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Re: Giardia [Re: BlackDrappa] #1206922
12/20/11 10:33 AM
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How goes the battle???

Re: Giardia [Re: BlackDrappa] #1206947
12/20/11 12:10 PM
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So far we got a negative retest. We're going back in 3 weeks to get another test. Keep your fingers crossed for my babies! And thanks again for all the advice, especially you Chris!


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Re: Giardia [Re: BlackDrappa] #1206958
12/20/11 12:40 PM
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I knew you'd beat it!


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Re: Giardia [Re: JazzNZoeysMom] #1206967
12/20/11 01:18 PM
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dance dance Hoping for more negatives!


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