Figure 2: Photos showing head tilt
Balu: Cause – inner ear infection
(he was born on Sep 5, 2001. He came out of a big rescue, over 100 rats were saved, most of them young babies)
Ruffio: Cause of head tilt – meningitis. In Austria this disease must be reported to the authorities since it can be transmitted to humans. Cannot be treated well. (Ruffio was rescued in Feb 2001 from a reptile shop).
(*note: organism causing meningitis was not given with submission of this photo)
The following photos are of Squirrel: Cause – Stroke at 4 weeks of age. At 7 months old, he had suffered 4 more strokes in three days, and succumbed (Nov 2000 – Jun 9, 2001. He came from a lab in the VetMed Clinic in Vienna)
Case history and photos courtesy of Liv. For questions concerning these photos please contact Liv at: