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How to prevent ringworm spreading to pigs

gerbilord

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Hi,
I have recently noticed a rash on my leg that looks like its ringworm. (I'm not sure if it is yet) I'm worried that it could spread to my guinea pigs and potentially make them ill. I know the guinea pigs haven't spread the infection to me because I have done a full check on them and they look perfectly healthy and active.
How can I prevent any possible ringworm from spreading to the guinea pigs?

Thanks in advance :)
 

amy104

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Hi,
I have recently noticed a rash on my leg that looks like its ringworm. (I'm not sure if it is yet) I'm worried that it could spread to my guinea pigs and potentially make them ill. I know the guinea pigs haven't spread the infection to me because I have done a full check on them and they look perfectly healthy and active.
How can I prevent any possible ringworm from spreading to the guinea pigs?

Thanks in advance :)
Wash your hands before handling them and keep the rash covered.
 

PigglePuggle

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Yes definitely wash your hands or have some hand sanitiser to use before touching any of the piggies things, we bought F10 veterinary grade hand sanitiser to use before and after piggy handling when one of our piggies had ringworm! And it wouldnt hurt to buy some F10 disinfectant spray to clean the piggy cage and your own bathroom, and hot wash all your towels and trousers to get rid of any spores...
 

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Hi,
I have recently noticed a rash on my leg that looks like its ringworm. (I'm not sure if it is yet) I'm worried that it could spread to my guinea pigs and potentially make them ill. I know the guinea pigs haven't spread the infection to me because I have done a full check on them and they look perfectly healthy and active.
How can I prevent any possible ringworm from spreading to the guinea pigs?

Thanks in advance :)
Hi!

Please read the tips in our ringworm hygiene guide. They work both ways: Ringworm: Hygiene And Pictures
 
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