BEST article I have EVER read on Pasteurella!!

by Land Of The Lops
(Winchendon, Ma)

I do everything pretty much exactly as you described and have done so for over 10 years but I was missing a crucial step! I was culling the doe and her ENTIRE litter not just whichever one(s) had exhibited symptoms. Now I know better! From now on the healthy siblings STAY and only mom & sick ones go. Thanks! :)

***** Karen Sez *****
Great! And I know you'll keep a close eye on those surviving siblings just in case they end up coming down with the snots later. (A few will, but those that don't are pure immune system gold.)

Good luck and have fun!

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Apr 10, 2014
How Long?
by: Anonymous

In the article you said to watch the surviving healthy kits ...but for how long, when do you know when they are truly healthy? Also when you disinfect possibly infected surfaces how long before you consider those surfaces clean?

***** Karen Sez *****
If the kits remain healthy to adulthood, I begin to relax a bit. :-) They might still get sick, but the likelihood is much less if they have managed to stay healthy until 6-8 months of age.

I like to disinfect with bleach, which does a good job on the metal cages. Cages are good to go after a half-hour of disinfection and a good rinse. Wood, on the other hand, is more difficult to fully disinfect, imo. It is important to remove all organic material before disinfecting. Spray well with a strong bleach solution and let it sit for at least 45 minutes. Rinse well and allow to dry thoroughly.

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