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Baby mice
Baby mice  
I have 4 kittens about 4-5 months old, and two of them brought inside two baby field mice. they look to be around 1-2 wks old, one has his eyes open, the other one im not sure about. they both have not been injured thankfully, but i know their both little enough they still need mommas milk. Any advice on what I should use? they both also have some fleas, when they get older, would it be safe to give them a warmish quick bath to rid them of them? How abouts should i do that too?

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Dear Emerald,

I assure you that you have taken up a very difficult task,but not impossible.Please follow the link from American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association regarding care of baby orphans@ http://www.afrma.org/orphanrm.htm.

Regarding fleas,the mice would take care of this themselves as they are very fastidious groomers.  If necessary you may try ECOTRITION Pro Ultra-Care Flea and Tick Spray for Small Animals,which will be safe in older mice.

Wish you all the best.

regards

Anand

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Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Farm Management,Preventive medicine http://binduanand.webs.com/

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

Organizations
Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

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BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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