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Aggressive case of recurring ear mites!

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Rabbits' started by Thatdaywewokeupasfarmers, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Feb 26, 2017
    Thatdaywewokeupasfarmers

    Thatdaywewokeupasfarmers Overrun with beasties

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    We have a rabbit who is about 8-10 months old. Ever since he reached maturity, he has had an incredibly aggressive case of ear mites! We have consistently used an oil-based medicated ointment called VetRX. The mites retreat for a few days, to a few weeks, and then they are back with a vengeance! Anybody have ideas on a more permanent solution? I just want to see the poor baby get some relief!
     
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  2. Feb 26, 2017
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    I always used mineral oil and it worked even on the crustiest most cruddy ears.
     
  3. Sep 17, 2017
    mikki717

    mikki717 Exploring the pasture

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    I had a doe with a crazy case of ear mites, and I treated on two levels. First, I mixed about an ounce of olive oil with a few drops of Permethrin. (The Permethrin is 13%) I placed a few drops in each ear. Secondly, I gave a pea size amount of Ivermectin paste orally.

    The mites cleared up in just a few days.

    None of the rest of my rabbits showed signs, but I treated with a bit of Ivermectin all around as a precaution.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2019
    Stephine

    Stephine Overrun with beasties

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    Try “revolution “ - it’s a drip on from the vet, you put it at the back of the neck where they can’t reach to groom. It worked wonders on my rescue bunny.
     
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    Rammy

    Rammy Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    You can get Revolution on petsuppliesnet.com. Its under the name stronghold on there. It takes about 10 days to get it but its way cheaper on there than the vets office and you dont need a prescription. I get my stuff there all the time.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2019
    AmberLops

    AmberLops Loving the herd life

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    Any luck with the ear mites? I know this is an older post so I won't give my ideas unless you still haven't found a solution ? :)