Second course of medicine for Jaali

Posted on Saturday 15th August 2009 @ 06:47 pm

After much trial and error Jaali finally decided that he would take his medicine mashed up with his favourite treat – dairy drops. The medicine was very effective and Jaali passed at least a dozen roundworms over about a week.

The medicine only kills the adult worms so a second course is required to catch any new worms which have hatched from the larvae which stay inside the body.

The worms have a very intricate life cycle and eventually end up in the lungs. From here they are coughed up and swallowed back into the gut where they grow into adult worms again.

To be completely safe Jaali will have a third course in a few weeks time.


Posted by Pouched Rats on Saturday 15th August 2009 @ 06:47 pm
Posted in the Medical category



 

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