Pinworm medication question (s)

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Pinworm medication question (s)

Postby Triona » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:15 pm

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Hello :) we're a new-ish beardie family and have run into our 1st health issue...
Our Vet just prescribed metronidazole for pinworms... Is this a normal treatment?
Can pinworms cause 100% liquid diarrhea?
She tested positive for pinworms, but negative for giardia, coccidia & other cooties.

(Our Miss Penny had a large amount of wholly liquid, somewhat transparent diarrhea on Saturday (another liquid poo this morning.) We took her to the local reptile Veterinarian on Sunday with a stool sample. Other than the diarrhea, and pinworms she was in good health. I expected an anthelmintic & was surprised by the flagyl prescription.)

Thank you greatly for any input!

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Re: Pinworm medication question (s)

Postby AHBD » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:40 pm

I have heard of it being given but usually the go to is Panacur [ fenbendazole ] Miss Penny looks good and it's good that she's active + eating. :) What is her diet ?
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Re: Pinworm medication question (s)

Postby Triona » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:12 pm

Thank you for the reply!

She gets 2 salads/day, and bugs every other.
* Our staple greens are Mustard, collard, dandelion (seasonal) with the occasional basil or cilantro for topping.
* Butternut/acorn/spaghetti/summer squash and/or cactus pad are daily as well. I rotate in small portions of extras like carrots, raspberries, snap peas, mandarin, garbanzo beans, blueberry, red/green peppers, raw green bean.
* Protein is Dubias, BSFL, and Supers - hornworms are coming on the next order.
* Calcium dusting daily on salad & bugs, Herptivite every 3rd day.

(Lighting is one 24in T5, a basking & a CHE. Temps are all good.)
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Re: Pinworm medication question (s)

Postby AHBD » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:45 am

Wow, that's quite a varied diet, sounds like she gets a lot of great nutrition :) The large amount + types veggies might be partly responsible for the liquidy poo. Maybe cut back on the squash as well as the cactus since they are full of moisture,also less fruit. Calcium only lightly on one meal a day at most [ even every other day ] only on either the insects or the salad. Herptivite once a week. See if thst makes any difference.
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Re: Pinworm medication question (s)

Postby Linzloohoo » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:47 am

We did metronidazole as well. Was told to keep him super hydrated while on it.
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Re: Pinworm medication question (s)

Postby Triona » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:21 am

Thank you so much! I'll make the changes & fingers crossed she's a much happier girl soon. :)
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