Message Number: YG6962 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-09-04 09:44:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] ear mites

tansy wrote:

> Russ and all, for what it's worth, I've used ivermectin
> both ways- in the ear and subq, and have actually had
> better luck putting it in the ear. I also use a drop at
> the base of the tail if they have what appear to be
> blackheads (in my experience these often turn out to be
> mites in the tail.)

Ya think? I've been curious about rattail for some time. Although it is
usually treated with acne products, it is not typical acne. No pustules.
The blackheads are not typical either. A typical blackhead is just cebum
which has dried in a pore and oxidized. Not at all what you see in
ferret tails. You'd think that if it was a mite which causes it, some
vet would have done a skin scraping and identified the mite under the
microscope. I'd really like to know.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if you refer to your van as "The Love Machine".