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    How long is a URI contagious?

    We got a new piggy a couple of weeks ago. He had a URI and I took him to the vet. The vet prescribed an antibiotic for 10 days. We're on day 8 and he's still sneezing and had a little bit of a runny nose. Is this normal? Also how long are guinea pigs contagious for? I just want to know because he's been in quarantine waiting to meet our other pig.

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    Re: How long is a URI contagious?

    If the antibiotic is effective, the pig shouldn't be contagious after about 48 hours on it. The question is, is it effective? And there's not really any way to know that if the pig isn't getting better.

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    Re: How long is a URI contagious?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    If the antibiotic is effective, the pig shouldn't be contagious after about 48 hours on it. The question is, is it effective? And there's not really any way to know that if the pig isn't getting better.
    Ok thank you! I was planning on calling the vet on Monday.

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