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 Post subject: Kitten flea powder & pour on ivermectin for mites
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:05 pm 
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I see both of these are recommended for treating mites. One of the does from my new batch (still in QT) I couldn't tell if she was missing hair, or if it was just me, but it hasn't really increased. One of the other does has started to look similar so i'm going with mites. Not seeing anything within my other mice & I always play/water/feed starting with does with babies, the rest of the established guys, then the newer mice.

Haven't decided which i'm going to try, but thought i'd get info on both.

What brands (i'm in the US) of kitten flea stuff have people used?

For ivermectin, is this info correct? http://www.afrma.org/med_mitesmice.htm
Do people find oral or topical easier? For topical, is it just put between the should blades or rubbed into the fur?

Am I best waiting for weaning to treat litters using either? Am I safe using either or one over the other for pregnant or nursing does?


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 Post subject: Re: Kitten flea powder & pour on ivermectin for mites
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:10 am 
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Cat revolution is what I use. It's about 18 dollars for a tube. One drop on each mouse at the base of the back of the neck and they are good to go!


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 Post subject: Re: Kitten flea powder & pour on ivermectin for mites
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That sounds even easier! Do you use it on pregnant & nursing does?


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 Post subject: Re: Kitten flea powder & pour on ivermectin for mites
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:55 am 
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NikiP wrote:
That sounds even easier! Do you use it on pregnant & nursing does?


Yes, and even babies once they are a couple of weeks old.


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 Post subject: Re: Kitten flea powder & pour on ivermectin for mites
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Thank you! I plan on treating everyone to be safe.


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 Post subject: Re: Kitten flea powder & pour on ivermectin for mites
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:11 pm 
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Ivermectin-related issues in mice are either skin problems (when the dosage is too concentrated) or very very very rarely mutations in babies when Mom is dosed while pregnant. Really, though, you'd have to be seriously overdosing on ingested ivermectin to see teratogenic results (cleft palate specifically).

I use diluted water:ivomec 4:1 in order to get a 1mg/ml solution and use that as a fine mist spray for mites.

I use Eqvalan paste diluted in water for deworming. I used to have petshop mice, who once came in with pinworms, so now I worm any mice that are brought to me as rescues from petstores, in addition to the preventative ivermectin spray. This is not necessary for mice from exhibition breeders, where pinworms are virtually unheard-of.


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 Post subject: Re: Kitten flea powder & pour on ivermectin for mites
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Laigaie, I just noticed you had responded to this. Thanks! I will keep that in mind also!


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 Post subject: Re: Kitten flea powder & pour on ivermectin for mites
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I wouldnt use Ivermectin on mice until at least 6 weeks old. It is not necessary to use it on mice under this age and it is quite toxic and could be dangerous.


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 Post subject: Re: Kitten flea powder & pour on ivermectin for mites
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In what way is it toxic? Considering it has minimal effects on IN VITRO mice, what damage do you purport that it does to pups?


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 Post subject: Re: Kitten flea powder & pour on ivermectin for mites
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It is not recommended for young mice under 6 weeks old or pregnant mice. It says it on the label. It is quite poisonous and should be used with care. Use it on mice 6 weeks and older. Purely its common sense. The same goes for other animals eg cats dogs etc. Read the label.


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