Ivermectin question

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chataignon

Post   » Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:39 pm


I dosed my pigs the usual 4 times with ivermectin two months ago, but recently one of them has been itching again. How long do I need to wait before doing another round of it? And how many doses should I do?

Thanks for any help!

bpatters
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Post   » Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:27 am


If they're not itching because of mites, ivermectin won't do any good. What if it's fungus?

And what strength of ivermectin were you using? And how much did you give?

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:36 pm


Ditto bpatters.

Any other pets in the house?

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chataignon

Post   » Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:58 pm


I'm pretty sure it's not fungus since it just looks like standard mites hairloss, and it cleared up the itching of the other 3 pigs. She stopped itching too for about a month. She is a bit older than them, I don't know if that's contributing.

I used the 1% ivermectin and dosed based on the dose calculator here, like usual. No other pets in the house.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:43 pm


It will not be harmful to repeat a course of treatment for them. Mites can be difficult to get rid of. Demodex mites reportedly are very difficult to get rid of - but are usually not a problem for a healthy guinea pig.

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chataignon

Post   » Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:48 pm


Thanks, hopefully it clears it up the second time. I'm going to be extra vigilant cleaning the cage too.

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