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Neurological Infection (Protozoa) in Chinchillas

Treatment

 

Treatment specifically directed against protozoal diseases in chinchillas is not practical. Some active infections are treatable with antibiotics. Symptomatic treatment to deal with the seizures and rhinitis may be provided by your veterinarian as a short-term relief.

 

Living and Management

 

Surviving chinchillas should be maintained separately and handled carefully. A well-balanced, fresh diet will help the chinchilla recover quickly.

 

Prevention

 

Make sure that the food and water given to your chinchilla is fresh and uncontaminated. Maintain good sanitation and a clean environment inside your chinchilla’s cage to reduce the chances of protozoal infection.

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