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Öronvax?

2010-06-11 13:25 #0 av: lovebuz

Tjosan! Det var lääängesedan jag varit här inne. Allt är perioder. Hur som så är jag en såndär lite nojig matte och undrar hur era små kottar har det med öronvax? Öronvax är ju till för oss alla att rensa öron men jag undrar hur ser era kottars öron ut och hur vanligt är det att det kommer lite grejs ur öronen på dem?

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2010-06-27 10:58 #1 av: Ypsilon1

Min har aldrig haft öronvax, men kollade i de två böckerna om "Hedgehog care" som jag har och letade också om det finns studier om sånt. Det bästa svaret som jag hittat är kanske det här:

"Ears
The most common disease that afflicts the ears of the hedgehog is mange mites. The second most common is fungal disease. The normal hedgehog ear appearance is thin, nearly hairless skin with a smooth edge. There should be little or no wax present in the ear canal. The signs of both fungal and parasitic disease are similar and include crusting and thickening of the ear edges, ragged ear edges, flaking of the skin on the ear flap and sometimes accumulation of wax in the ear canal. The treatment for these conditions is found under the section on Skin Disease.

In addition, hedgehogs can be infested with the same ear mites that can affect cats, dogs and ferrets. The signs include excessive wax in the ear and the hedgehog may be scratching at its ears frequently. The diagnosis is made by either seeing the mites with the naked eye moving about in the ear (they are white and about the size of the head of a pin) or by examining a sample of wax from the ear under the microscope looking for mites and eggs. The treatment can vary from topical medication to injections of an antiparasitic drug. All animals that are in contact with the affected hedgehog should be treated.

Hedgehogs can also develop bacterial ear infections. The discharge in the ear will be of a more liquid consistency than normal ear wax and will often have a foul smell. In addition, the pet will be sensitive to touch on that side of its face. The diagnosis is made by examining the ear and the discharge. Your veterinarian may wish to perform a bacterial culture and sensitivity of the material in the ear to aid in selecting an antibiotic. Antibiotics are used topically in the ear and in severe infections are also given orally.

If a hedgehog develops an inner ear infection, it may exhibit a head tilt or circle to one side. Damage to the brain can also cause these signs. Get medical attention for your pet as soon as possible" (Källa: Sandra Brown, Rosenhaven Exotic Animal Veterinary Services i en artikel från VeterinaryPartner)

 

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