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Runny Nose
Posted: 19/05/2013 by chunkdoobiest

Hi,
My new addition has been fairly docile for several days, had him 3 weeks, and today I've noticed he has what looks to be a runny nose. I've seen a few bubbles too.

He's an 18mth old Iberia that I've had quarantined by himself. I'm going to try and get him in the vets first thing tomorrow, but how infectious is RNS? I have 3 others in separate enclosures but in the same room. None of the others are showing signs but should I get them all treated?
Any advice appreciated.
Matt

Re: Runny Nose
Posted: 19/05/2013 by Tom

Hello Matt,
Rhinitis can be extremely infectious. It is spread by close contact, so it's best in the absence of symptoms, not to have the others treated. I suggest you email the TPG 'vet' for current advice re. drug therapy. I assume you bought it from a dealer given the problem. Perhaps save the bill(s) & suggest they pay.
Regards
Tom
Tom

Re: Runny Nose
Posted: 20/05/2013 by chunkdoobiest

Thanks for the advice Tom. His nose seems clearer today, and is a little more active. I've bathed him a couple of times, he's eaten and has put on weight in the last week, but I'm not taking any chances. He's booked in at the vets shortly (One of the vets from the list). I'll let you know what they say. Thanks again. Matt

Re: Runny Nose
Posted: 20/05/2013 by chunkdoobiest

Thanks for the advice Tom. His nose seems clearer today, and is a little more active. I've bathed him a couple of times, he's eaten and has put on weight in the last week, but I'm not taking any chances. He's booked in at the vets shortly (One of the vets from the list). I'll let you know what they say. Thanks again. Matt

Re: Runny Nose
Posted: 22/05/2013 by chunkdoobiest

Hi Tom,

I've spoken to the Vet, he doesn't believe it is RNS, but has prescribed Antibiotics as a precaution and is also testing for worms, as they can sometimes get into the lungs. Should have the results by tomorrow, so will know one way or the other. Thanks again for your advice.
Matt

 

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