Vent Gleet

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Vent Gleet

Postby jasper39 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:40 am

Hello Everyone,

I have sadly been treating one of my girls for Vent Gleet - she has been poorly for nearly a week now, but with daily epsom salts baths, and canestan cream applied to the vent area, i think i might have turned a corner. She is looking a good bit brighter this morning and out and about with her friend ( i only have two girls ).

Throughout it all she has continued to drink well - but i cannot get her to eat anything. She shows no interest at all. I wonder if anyone can give me any suggestions as to what might be good to get her appetite back?

She is a beautiful RIR and has always been so healthy, no problems at all. But when my other girl who is a Light Sussex went broody, that is when my RIR started getting sick. It might be coincidence, but i have heard that changes in routine, can be stressful and trigger these kind of infections.

Any advice on how i can try and get my girl eating, and hopefully feeling better soon would be much appreciated :)

Thanks.
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Re: Vent Gleet

Postby Marina » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:42 pm

Hi Jasper - how is your girl now?

I haven't got any experience with vent gleet myself but from what I have heard the outlook is not good. While you may be able to treat her on the outside, a fungal infection often becomes systemic and unless you treat her systemically you'll face an ongoing battle.

To get her to eat you could try chopped up hard boiled egg mixed with a bit of mash. Ours also can't resist pasta.

Best of luck with her.
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