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crusty ears

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Rabbits' started by Gary, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Jun 12, 2019
    Gary

    Gary Overrun with beasties

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    one of my does has crusty stuff inside her ears. i didnt see anything crawling around in there but what could this be? is this commom? what should i do?
     
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    Ear mites
    Veggie oil will smother them. A few drops per ear once a week.
    Ivermectin can also be used.
     
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    AmberLops

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    It's probably ear mites. Just put some olive oil or vegetable oil in her ears every week with a dropper (and rub it on the inside part of her ears too) for about 3 weeks. Ear mites aren't too bad ;)
     
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    Gary

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    thanks so much guys. everyone here has been so helpful since i started this not knowing everything. thanks
     
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    If you have chickens that range where the rabbits are, the ear mites may come back. A monthly check, look in the rabbits ears, then a few drops in each ear as a preventative measure. If you find ear mites, then treat daily.

    Not a one of us was born knowing much of anything. Somebody had to teach us. What good is it if you know lots of stuff and keep it all to yourself? We are delighted to help you, no matter what the question is, so don't ever feel embarrassed because you don't know. I'm still learning.
     
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