Are ear mites the same as...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BaGAWK!!, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The mites chx get on their bodies? Reason for asking is bc my pullet has been a little stumbly, I checked her for ext parasites and found lice (I think anyway , they are yellowish), and possibly mites bc I see some very small bugs moving around. Question being, if she has lice/mites on her body, could these same mites infest her ears as well?
     
  2. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know??
     
  3. Country Chick

    Country Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    If I understand correctly, lice are a lot more common on their body then mites. Simple regular dusty with garden powder (7 dust) should control lice. Mites are usually very small & red. They are harder to control than lice. Because they will often leave the host, and hide in corners and crevices in the pen. Permectrin is best for mites - dilute with water and spray the pen down after removing all the bedding. There are some dips available also.

    I know that ear mites in cats & dogs are microscopic, you can only see black debris (which is their feces) in the ears.

    I hope this helps you!!
     

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