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Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom] #676517
11/18/08 02:42 PM
11/18/08 02:42 PM

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My understanding is that the test can be negative and the gliders can be treated. But it won't do any good unless it is an active infection.

Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: tngliderlover] #676610
11/18/08 05:41 PM
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My two youngest gliders, Zeus (5 mos) and Athena (6 mos), went with me to the recent Ohio gathering. I took them to my vet this afternoon for fecals (freshly delivered right into the specimen cups - gotta' love 'em!) and just got a phone call that both samples tested *negative* for parasites.

Originally Posted By: tngliderlover
ANYONE who got fecals done on your gliders...

Positive OR Negative

Please fax over ANY and ALL reports of THAT WHOLE visit to:

I do not have access to a fax, and do not have a hard copy of a vet report, but will PM my info. to Peggy, just in case it may be helpful. I did have some contact with the little RR'ed leu joey - I gave him a mealie in Ohio and he made a pit-stop in my home on his way south. I have many different species of animals in my home and am a stickler for hand-washing ... that may have helped prevent an infection here.


~Nancy~
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Rest of the menagerie: dogs, cats, corn snake, bearded dragon
Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: nancy1202] #676632
11/18/08 06:44 PM
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Got my gliders tested and all three came back negative. clap


Tracie
1 wonderful husband - Chris
1 goofy Yorkie - Dexter
2 naughty kitties - Chloe & Alek

Waiting at the Rainbow Bridge:
1 spoiled Yorkie, Myles - April 5, 1993-June 5, 2007
1 sweet :wfb: Xavier - August 5, 2007-May 20, 2010
2 sweet :grey: :grey: Nara & Alkina - February, 2006-November, 2011




Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: TracieB] #676656
11/18/08 07:42 PM
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Good to hear, Tracie.

Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: thefotokat] #676657
11/18/08 07:44 PM
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All my cages tested negative, also.

I tested the ones that were at the SGGA; Emi, from Alicia; and my glider from Tanya. I had my results faxed to Peggy. I'm done with all this now, so if there's something more I should do or didn't do right, please PM me.


Alden
"Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored." Alice Walker


Mom to Valhalla; 6 cats; 1 macaw; 2 hedgehogs;
and very many great gliders!

(plus the 2 skin kids)
valkyriegliders.com

Kyrie, nothing will ever fill the hole you left in my heart.
Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: ValkyrieMome] #676662
11/18/08 07:51 PM
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Yea, I am done too. What happened, happened and we are doing what we need to be doing. 'Nuff said...

Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: ValkyrieMome] #676664
11/18/08 07:51 PM
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All tests came back negative! But the vet said it could take up to 6 weeks for any eggs to show up, so I'm not taking any chances and am going to treat everyone anyway. I'm also going to treat them for giardia even though that tested negative too. (I helped railroad the rescues that have it.) He said it won't hurt them, so better to be safe than sorry. I have a joey going to his new home in 3 weeks and I don't want anyone sick!


Virginia

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Hollister,Anastasia,Buffy,Tawny,Stormy,Aurora,Chance,Karma,
Kristoff,Ruby.


Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: Suggiegramma] #676739
11/18/08 10:46 PM
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All of mine tested negative.


Miss Lily and Bud
Prada and Armani
Tessa, Deuce and Cami

Tira and Misu angel Deja and Vu

Glider Daydreams



"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass...It is about learning to
dance in the rain!"
Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: Karin] #676915
11/19/08 09:55 AM
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Im very happy to hear of all the negative tests!


Kinue

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Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom] #677093
11/19/08 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: Jackie_Chans_Mom
As with any parasite, a false negative is very likely. Brittney, there is probably no way to track where your giardia came from. It could have come from Karens, someone at the Ohio gathering, anyone who handled the gliders before or after they came to you, any used item that they may have had contact with before or after coming to you, the school you attend, a pet store, any item you bought lately for your gliders, etc, etc.... It is very difficult to track giardia. The important thing is that you are treating your babies now.


so just checking, but is it possiable to transfer illnesses like trick, giardia, est. just by someone who has a glider that has it and then pets/handles your glider? or can things like this pre-exist and come back positive due to stress or other factors? what else could give an otherwise heathly glider these illnesses save for the obivious (dirty cage/pouch or bad diet)?


Jessi
owned 6 suggies: Thor & Sophie, Sora & Riku, Kairi & Malachai
3 cats: Toboe, Data, and Maleficent


:rbridge: I'll love you forever Doyle ?/?/05-9/7/10, Nicodemus (rat) 11/6/10-6/25/11, Akasha (cat) 7/15/08-10/23/11
Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: morbidelf] #677113
11/19/08 04:49 PM
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What are some symptoms of giardia? Is it necessary to test if gliders seem healthy as always. Neither of my fuzzbutts have come in contact with any other gliders or animals. I do alternate taking them to work with me each day. Monday & Weds I take Bandit. Tues & Thurs I take Mojo. Friday I take both of them. Other than work we dont get out much.

Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: ] #677126
11/19/08 05:14 PM
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Keep in mind, giardia can come from a water source...food not washed well...not just animal to animal contact.

Karin


Miss Lily and Bud
Prada and Armani
Tessa, Deuce and Cami

Tira and Misu angel Deja and Vu

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dance in the rain!"
Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: Karin] #677175
11/19/08 07:00 PM
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dance negative fecals here today dance will be retesting mid December

Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: Karin] #677206
11/19/08 08:13 PM
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Iím in the process of taking all my glider for fecals. I work for a vet so there is no report. I fix the fecal. I check then a doc checks after me. So far Pepper has had 2 neg fecals and keoni has had one. He is getting a second soon. They were both at the Ohio gathering with me. I am also getting all the others done. So far Hades and Persephone have had neg fecals. Tomorrow I will be taking in samples for Carmella and Ares and Gizmo and Hunni. The that leave my trio who will go next. I will keep posting as I take them in.


Angel im so happy they all had neg fecals!

Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: ] #677240
11/19/08 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted By: morbidelf
so just checking, but is it possiable to transfer illnesses like trick, giardia, est. just by someone who has a glider that has it and then pets/handles your glider? or can things like this pre-exist and come back positive due to stress or other factors? what else could give an otherwise heathly glider these illnesses save for the obivious (dirty cage/pouch or bad diet)?

Most of these parasites are transmitted through poop to mouth contact and I believe all must stay moist to survive. If someone handles a glider and is pooped on and turns around and immediately handles another glider who licks them, then it is technically possible to transmit something. This holds true for clothing as well (if something stays on the clothing and is transferred to the second glider who then grooms it off). The most obvious concern is with gliders having diarrhea, as that is a wet contact easily passed on to another person/glider/etc.

Originally Posted By: DARON
What are some symptoms of giardia? Is it necessary to test if gliders seem healthy as always.

As Karin said, Giardia does not just come from unclean conditions, it is around us ALL of the time. It is in the water supply, it is on fruits and vegetables. Most kids come in contact with it on a regular basis (pretty much every time you get in a swimming pool, you've just been exposed). The difference is, most people and animals can fight off the infection, or have a bought of diarrhea and never realize they've even had Giardia. It is when the immune system is compromised or depressed (because of recent illness, stress, etc.) that Giardia can take hold and make a person or animal sick.

Symptoms can include (but you will not necessarily see);
loss of appetite
weight loss
dehydration
diarrhea
lethargy
yellow/orange stool
very bad smelling stool
pain (potentially leading to SM)

Just because they are not showing symptoms, does not mean that they are not carrying the parasite. Gliders are fantastically adept at hiding illness and particularly with a parasite like Giardia, sometimes they will never get most of the symptoms associated with it. If you think there may be a chance of exposure, they need to be tested.


~Gretchen

If we never loved, then maybe we would never feel pain. Love anyway. It's worth it.
Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: sugarlope] #677496
11/20/08 11:33 AM
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Manitowoc, WI
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2 of mine tested positive for Coccidia yesterday, 4 negative and the other 3 we couldn't get to poop, so treating them all cry they're not very happy because they're in hospital cages for easy cleaning (they live in 175 repts), and the only ones the pet store had I can't fit their stealth in because it would take up half the cage frown

Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: BeckiT] #678882
11/22/08 09:22 PM
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kentucky
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Ok keoni had a second neg fecal. We did a flaot and found some weird things so we sent his poo off to the lab. They tested like 3 diff tests and all neg. It turns out it is pollen we are seeing. I took ares and carmella in today and they tested neg as well and have a few pollen deposits. I have 2 more cages to take in mon and tue then im free and clear.

Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: ssdreamsicles] #678956
11/22/08 11:29 PM
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Kansas City, MO
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Hurray for Keoni!


~Lauren

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Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: Laurens_Babies] #678997
11/23/08 02:56 AM
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I have had my cages tested just in case. My large cage is clear and so is my luna. But I am sad to say I am having to treat my new baby Prince Tarian a.k.a Remington. I have notified his previous owner so she can get tests done. He came back with coccidia and and trics. I just hope I can clear it without exposing any other cages.

Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: silverwolf] #680207
11/25/08 03:05 AM
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gizmo and hunni had neg fecals!!! One more cage to do and im all done! I will be taking there poo in on sat as we are very busy this week. Ill let u know what the last cage shows

Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: Karin] #681383
11/26/08 10:51 PM
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Brando had his 3rd and final fecal float and smear this morning and he was still Negative!!! WooHoo!! I can now finally feel comfortable to start intro'ing him to the girls!


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Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: Sherri] #688276
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My last cage was tested and all neg here woohoo!

Re: Parasite Information - Please Read [Re: ssdreamsicles] #688296
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Im so glad to hear it! smile


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