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Infestation of Pinworms in the Intestine in Rabbits

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Treatment

 

If there are no symptoms present, no treatment will be necessary; however, if worms are seen around the anus, treatment will be necessary. Your veterinarian will clean the adult worms away from the area and apply specific ointments eliminate the worms, along with oral prescriptions for eliminating the pinworms from the body.

 

Living and Management

 

Recurrence is common, even in rabbits that are housed alone. This is because rabbits are known to ingest their own feces and can continue to reinfect themselves.

 

Prevention

 

In addition to thoroughly cleaning a rabbit's living area, all rabits suspected of pinworm infection should be treated immediately to prevent cross-infection.

 

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