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v shape thinning of hair on back on 3 guinea pigs

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Becky92

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i was putting my piggies to bed ( feeding & covering over , saying goodnight :)) ) and noticed that when i shon the touch in my 3 girlies cage my black piggie roxy had a v shaped hair thinning on her back, today i got the other 2 out & had a look and at first it wasnt noticeable bcos they have white backs but when you move the fur they have it too.

I'm so confused ! Their coats are in good condition, ive checked through their fur & theirs nothing else.

What could it be?
 
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Strange I have no idea! Hope someone comes along soon that can answer your question.

Hope your girls are ok x
 

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Barbering - one of my boars (Basil) who lived on his own (aggressive to others) used to have a v-shaped thinning of hair on his back where he would pull his own hair out.
 

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ahh mites?

Oh my days!

How have they got these:( Where have i gone wrong :{

Those pictures are rather shocking , its nothing like any of that at all but i guess its caught early :(
 
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ahh mites?

Oh my days!

How have they got these:( Where have i gone wrong :{

Mites can come with hay, but they can already have been dormant in the skin waiting for the right moment to pop up. Even with the best of care, most guinea pigs will encounter them during their lifetime. Mites can be treated easily and effectively with ivermectin, usually about 10 days apart for at least 3 times.

Ivermectin is available over the internet as spot on treatment xeno450, or you can have the diagnosis checked by your vet. He may be likely to give ivermectin as a more effective injection.
 

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When I saw the title my very first thought was mites, and I still think it's a strong possibility after reading your post. Given it is on three of them, I would say it is well worth treating with Ivermectin. I would also treat any other guineas, odds are if they are all fed the same hay/live on the same bedding, the others could potentially be at risk. Treating with ivermectin even if mites are not in evidence is safe provided the pigs are otherwise healthy.
 

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Thankyou.
They are very healthy, their coats are in fabulous condition and are a healthy weight.
 
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