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ANGORA RABBIT Hair Problem-help....

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by tobin123, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have noticed during the grooming of my big boy that he has had this white flaky stuff and now he is loosing hair, help. We are trying to research before this gets worse we have 2 does and want to be prepared. We have read that it might be MITES so we went ahead and did the cat flea treatment. He is eating/drinking and pooping/peeing just fine. THANKS:)
     
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    Treat him for lice, most of these treatments will also work on dandruff, which is more than likely all it is, but if its a really stubborn case a betadine wash works wonders.

    How long since his last shearing? He shouldnt be shedding his fleece is he is angora -- pygora or cashgora yes. But angora, no, unless there are serious problems.

    Have you got minerals available for him?
     
  3. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have never sheered him(I trim him and comb weekly)he is purebred english. So far what I have been reading and have seen pictures of it describes mites.
     
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    Can you post a picture of him?

    English - bred Angora goats shouldnt lose their fibre. But then again you shouldnt comb these goats either. Which makes me think that maybe we are talking about different breeds here?

    Does he look like this?

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    Although trimming regularly is fine, if you have done this for a while it would really do him a world of good to be completely shorn. Give his skin time to heal.
     
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    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am sorry he is a rabbit,i would like to know how to post pics if any help please.
     
  6. [​IMG] That was cute... That's an awfully BIG bunny, with horns too! A cousin to a jack rabbit?
     
  7. cutiepieacres

    cutiepieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can topically or orally apply 1/10 cc per pound of Ivermectin 1% and if he has lice or mites that will take care of it. Cat or dog products have pyrethrins in them which can be toxic especially since bunnies lick themselves.

    Another possibility is fungus/ringworm especially since its getting hotter right now if its humid at all with their thick coat they can get that. Are the bald patches pink or scaley at all? If so you can treat the bald patches with a tea tree oil or a betadine type product.
     
  8. herbandteas

    herbandteas Chillin' With My Peeps

    You would also need to reapply it in 10 days after the 1st application of ivermectin. Then 1 x a month if needed. Usually it clears up after 2 treatments.
     
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    oooooohhhhh kaaaaaaay

    NOW I understand what is going on! ROFLMAO
     
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    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I know which one to get, I called the Farm Store and they were telling me that there are several types(just for sheep, cows)? I want to be careful not to hurt or kill him. Should I go ahead and give it to the does that he has been breeding?
     

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