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Old November 18th, 2008, 07:53 PM
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Fungal? infection, tip of ear

We have here a stray cat, all white, age unknown but fairly mature. On the tip of one ear is a black infection which I am assuming is some kind of fungus. It seems to have eroded nearly a quarter of the ear at this point. I can provide pictures. Andy ideas what this is and hopefully suggestions for easy treatment. Thanks.

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Old November 18th, 2008, 08:06 PM
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I'm wondering if maybe he's frostbitten his ear and the black part is necrotic tissue. Can you take him to a vet to find out?
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Old November 19th, 2008, 02:54 AM
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Frostbite was my first thought too. Any chance of getting him in to have it looked at?
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