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Crested Gecko Breeders - The Critter Depot

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How to Find a Good Crested Gecko Breeder Table of Contents If you are searching for a Crested Gecko, there are many things to consider. Is the lizard healthy? Does it have any abnormalities? Was in raised in an ethical manner? But really, you should only be asking one question: How do I find a good Crested Gecko Breeder? If you find a good breeder, all of these other questions can easily be answered. Good breeders will only offer healthy geckos, will show you and explain any abnormalities on a lizard, and always raise their geckos in an ethical and...

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READ BEFORE BUYING - How To Identify Excellent Bearded Dragon Breeders - The Critter Depot

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READ BEFORE BUYING - Bearded Dragon Breeders Table of Contents   Bearded dragons are unique and amazing pets.  Which is why you're curious about owning one.  You’ve done your homework, and thoroughly researched how to care for one.  And you closely examined the monthly finances required to care for one.  You made the decision on either buying a brilliantly colored morph or adopting a rescue beardie.  And you've also determined whether or not you are going to start with a juvenile or an adult. Now, where to get one?  Many new reptile owners may think big box pet stores are...

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How to Treat Rain Rot in Horses - Critter Depot

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How to Treat Rain Rot in Horses Table of Contents What is Rain Rot? Rain rot is a common equine skin disease caused by a bacteria. it is easy to diagnose and common in wet conditions. The condition is more common during winter months when the haircoat is thicker, a typical clinical sign is “paintbrush lesions” or bumps of skin and hair that come off in tufts, leaving a bald spot behind. This condition is easily treated with over-the-counter medicated shampoos and sprays, and should only require an the attention of an equine veterinarian in more severe cases. Rain rot...

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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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