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Parasites

  • Coccidiosis describes Infection with a protozoan (one-celled) organism known as a coccidian. These are microscopic parasites living within cells of the intestinal lining.

  • Common conditions of pet rabbits include snuffles, gut stasis, abnormal caecotrophs, parasites, dental disease, uterine cancer, and sore hocks.

  • The demodectic mite usually resides in the hair follicles of the skin and can cause Demodectic mange. This is the most common form of mange in dogs.

  • Diarrhoea and vomiting in our pets are common, non-specific signs and can be due to many different diseases and conditions.

  • Diarrhoea is not a disease in itself but rather a sign which may reflect many different problems, some of which involve specific diseases while others may be related more to management factors, such as diet. Many cases of diarrhoea will respond quite readily to simple treatment, frequently without the initial cause ever being established. If diarrhoea is chronic, your veterinary surgeon may require further investigations.

  • Ectoparasiticides are used to treat or prevent ectoparasitic infestations such as fleas, ticks, mange mites, ear mites, lice, and sandflies.

  • Emodepside is used to control roundworms. It is available as a combination spot-on product for endoparasites.

  • This disease is caused by a microsporidian protozoan parasite, Encephalitozoon cuniculi. It is an intracellular parasite that preferentially colonises the kidneys, eyes and brain.

  • Endoparasiticides are also called anthelmintics or wormers. These medicines are used to control roundworms (nematodes) in dogs, cats and rabbits and tapeworms (cestodes) in dogs and cats.

  • Fenbendazole is used to control roundworms in dogs, cats and rabbits and some types of tapeworms in dogs and cats.