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From: tansy
Date: 2001-09-04 22:57:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] ear mites

> tansy wrote:
> > Russ and all, for what it's worth, I've used
> > both ways- in the ear and subq, and have actually had
> > better luck putting it in the ear. I also use a drop
> > the base of the tail if they have what appear to be
> > blackheads (in my experience these often turn out to
> > 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
Hey Russ! In case y'all haven't noticied by now, I am
above all else a pragmatist. <vbg> I can make 2
observations, the first is that over 15 years of fuzzies I
see more rat tail when my guys ear mites get bad. The
second is if I treat their ears and put Ivermectin on
their tails the rat tail goes away. Quite quickly usually.
::shrug:: Maybe they are some special blue eared, red
nosed transparent ferret tail mite....::kidding, kidding::
but the Ivermectin seems to do the trick....

an unusually silly

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