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How to Treat Sweet Itch in Horses - Critter Depot

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What is Sweet Itch?  And how to Treat Sweet Itch for Horses Table of Contents What is Sweet Itch?  And what does it do to horses? Sweet itch is the common name for seasonal recurrent dermatitis.  This means it is an allergic reaction to the saliva of the Culicoides fly. A seasonal disorder, horses can display varying reactions depending on the body’s type of response and previous reaction history. Symptoms include uncontrollable itching to the point of hair removal and skin damage. While there is no cure for sweet itch, it can be managed by both preventative measures and treatment...

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Treatment for Neck Threadworms in Horses

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Treatment for Neck Threadworms in Horses Table of Contents What the heck is a neck threadworm? Neck threadworms are the common name for Onchocerca cervicalis, a filarial parasite. While the worm can be found across the globe, it is more prevalent in hot, humid climates from mid-summer through fall. The adult worm lives in or around the nuchal ligament, which is the ligament that runs from the withers to the base of the skull. The adult worm is thin and can grow from 3-60 cm long and can live approximately 10-12 years. Most clinical signs are caused by the adult worm’s...

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How often do Ball Pythons Poop? - The Critter Depot

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Ball Python Poop: A Key Indicator of Health Table of Contents Snake poop is probably not your favorite part of owning a ball python, but your snake’s bowel movements can be an important indicator of health. This article discusses all of the important health aspects of snake poop including how often ball pythons poop, the typical digestion process, and important health markers to keep an eye out for. How Often Should Your Ball Python Poop? Typically, your ball python should poop about 1 week after eating a meal. This answer is not the same for all snakes as different environments, temperatures, and foods...

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Tokay Gecko Care Guide - The Critter Depot

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Tokay Gecko Care Guide Table of Contents Ask an Expert Tokay geckos are beautiful and amazing.  But they are not recommended for beginner keepers.  If you are an owner, or are considering becoming one, we have a likely Tokay Gecko forum that can help answer your questions.  Our forum is moderated by knowledgable zoologists, who can help guide you to provide wonderful care for your Tokay Gecko.  Can I get an intro on Tokay Geckos? Inhabiting much of Southeast Asia and the Philippines, these large, nocturnal geckos are ubiquitous in many areas and well known for their nighttime vocalizations of ...

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How Many Eggs do Ball Pythons Lay?

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How Many Eggs do Ball Pythons Lay? Table of Contents Ball Python Eggs: What to Expect When Expecting… If you are lucky enough to have a ball python that is in the process of reproducing, you likely have a lot of questions. How many eggs should you expect? How do you care for the eggs? What should you expect when they hatch?  This article covers everything you need to know about ball python eggs, from conception to hatched baby snakes, and how many eggs you should expect when breeding ball pythons.   How many eggs should I expect? Anywhere from 3-14...

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