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Hi I am new here and I did post to the intro section. Unfortunately my first question is about my sick mice!
As of the past two weeks I am seeing a pattern in my new litters, and these are all from different cages, though sitting next to one another. A litter is born and around the time they are about five days old several of the babies in each litter are not thriving, not growing, and if they survive at all some are getting swollen tummies with a "scab" like crust under their tail and a bit of diarrhea on the legs, at this point they usually die, or are culled. Others just die with no apparent symptoms, other litter mates are seemingly in perfect health. All the adults seem fine... I am starting to see this in all my litters even though the mice have no contact with each other. They are however right next to each other in seperate cages. Three weeks ago I had no problems at all, please help !
 

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I dont think it has anything to do with my satins being spindly or sick, after two days of sul-met it seems to be subsiding.
I wouldnt say "all" of the satins in the US are doomed to certian death ! And none of mine have come from a pet store for at least six generations, and before that, I got them from a breeder. I am sure at some point the ancestors of my mice came from a pet store somewhere, but it has been along time, and lots of selective breeding by my part and the breeder I got them from. Not near as nice as the mice I have seen from "over the pond" to be sure, but much nicer than most mice I see in pet stores.
 
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