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Skin Problems Ringworm please help!!!

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abyssinianpiggy

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2,no 3 of my piggys have ringworm!!!! It costs 77$ to exam them
So is there any way of treating them without a vet? Im freaking out
Because the 2 males had just infected a female! What will i do???
 
See www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html -- ringworm is usually very treatable without having to see a vet.

It IS, however, very contagious, so you should wear gloves when handling your pigs, and change clothes afterwards. Throw away any wooden stuff in the cage, wash anything washable with very hot water and detergent and dry it in a dryers, and wipe everything else down carefully with a vinegar/water mixture.
 
I am having this same problem except I don't see it on my guinea pigs. What I do notice is that my 2 year old has 3 small spots on her and my 6 year old has a spot on him. It seems to start when one of them gets scratched (last fall it was from a bite on my 2 year old's belly). I have cream left from the doctor, but I cannot keep doing this. My pigs have no noticeable spots--what can I do?!?!?! (sorry to hijak your post, but it's along the same line)
 
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