Goats and ear mites?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by bheila, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. bheila

    bheila Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I discovered that Daisy my doe has ear mites. I've been treating her for a few days but I'm wondering how long before they are gone. I went to the feed store and bought mite medicine but they didn't have what I wanted so I just settled for what they had. It doesn't say on the bottle how long before the mites are gone. The bottle says that it's for dogs and horses. The lady at the feed store said that it would work for goats too. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I will be buying VetRx online since my feed store doesn't carry it. But for now I will just have to treat her with what I have.
  2. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    I have only ever used VetRX...which works quickly. Guess we'd have to know what you are using in order to advise you.
  3. bheila

    bheila Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I can't remember the name right now. Would I be okay to just switch to the VetRx once I receive it or should I keep treating with the other stuff? It said on the bottle that I may have to treat up to a month [​IMG] So this is why I'd rather be treating with VetRx because I read that it doesn't take that long.
  4. Baby oil, used repeatedly always worked on my goats and rabbits ears. I have used it on dogs and cats too. The key is consistency !
  5. MakNat

    MakNat Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    There is an all livestock and poultry dusting powder that actually says to put some in their ears. I think that would be better than liquid. No sure of the name, but sold in many feed stores.
  6. MissCluck

    MissCluck Songster

    I didn't have mites in the ears but one of my little LaMancha boys had a bit of an infection. I made up a little bottle of olive oil with pressed garlic oil and put a few drops in daily for a week and now I only need to put a few drops in every so often to keep his ears healthy.
  7. I use Canola oil for mites on my goats and rabbits , dogs and cats works wonders.
    Just drop some in ear canal and masage . When you get the mites gone use canola oil every two weeks to a month to keep them away .
  8. mekasmom

    mekasmom Songster

    Dec 9, 2008
    Ivermectin will solve the mite problem. Is that what you bought? It comes in many different forms for different animals, but it is all the same stuff. It is also what they use for worms in humans. Most horse wormers are ivermectin, as is heartworm prevention medication in dogs, ivomec for mites in swine, cattle, goats, etc. My vet just says to give it by mouth rather than injecting. I use the cattle product for the goats.
  9. bheila

    bheila Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I ended up taking her to the vet because she had some pus filled blisters in her ears. The vet suspected that it was because of the mites. He gave her a shot and some ointment for her ears. I have another thread about it.

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