Message Number: YG7157 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-09-09 23:00:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] ear mites

yvon358@c... wrote:
> Can anyone tell me the type of Ivermectin I should buy to control ear mites?
> Someone wrote that Ivermectin can be applied directly in the ear (and on the
> tail, for rattail) as opposed to injection. After viewing the numerous types
> for sale on Jeffer's website, I am thoroughly confused. They make
> injectable, paste, drops, etc. and they come in various degrees of strength.
> 1%, 1.8%, .5%... I don't want to buy the wrong thing. Especially since
> everything I found was packaged for horses and cows.
> Here is an exact quote: "contains 5 mg ivermectin per ml. Apply along back
> of animal at 5 ml per 110 lb of body wt." Yikes!!! How do I break that down
> for a 1lb ferret? Is this even the correct type? May I just dip a cotton
> swab in the liquid and clean the ferret's ear w/it?
> There were many other options.... any help with strength, type, dosage,
> application, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Dr. Purcell says, "The recommended treatment involves throrugh cleansing
of the ear canals and topical application of ivermectin, diluted with
proplylene glycol and placed in each ear (0.5 - 1.0 mg/kg divided in
both ears). Repeat the treatment in 2 weeks."

I have no idea how much ivermectin you'd mix with how much propylene

Yoo Hoo, Dr. Karen, would you like to clarify this?

Drs. Hillyer & Qusenberry say to inject 0.2 to 0.4 mg/kg sub-q and
reapeat every 2 weeks for 2 to 4 doses. Again they leave the question of
just how much of the 1% solution to inject.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if your local ambulance has a trailer hitch.