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Ear scab?

mdissel

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I noticed a small rough bump on my pig’a ear last week, and this week it seemed a little bigger. Part of a scab(?) was actually stuck in her fur so I was able to get that out. Called vet to see if I should bring her in. Should I be concerned?
 

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I noticed a small rough bump on my pig’a ear last week, and this week it seemed a little bigger. Part of a scab(?) was actually stuck in her fur so I was able to get that out. Called vet to see if I should bring her in. Should I be concerned?

Hi!

Please have your piggy vet checked for potential ringworm or a less infectious other fungal skin disease which thrive in warm and humid conditions. Please be aware that we can only guess, but not diagnose. Ringworm is sadly very common in newly bought piggies.

Here is some more information on the crucial ringworm hygiene and on your customer rights as pertaining to newly bought piggies with health problems:
New guinea pigs: Sexing, vet checks&customer rights, URI, ringworm and parasites
Ringworm: Hygiene And Pictures
 
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