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clerkmary

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Posted - 06/25/2015 :  2:29:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When we sheared, they told me we had a couple girls with mites. What can I use to get rid of them. Will fly spray take care of it or do I need something different.
Thanks
Mary

Mara DeBoe

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Posted - 06/25/2015 :  4:34:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Use Frontline spray. You can get it online at valleyvet.com, drs foster & smith. Check around for best price, free shipping, etc. Opinions vary as to usage - daily, every two days, once a week, etc.

Mark & Mara DeBoe
Wibotawot Farm
River Falls, WI
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Judith

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Posted - 06/26/2015 :  06:17:04 AM  Show Profile  Send Judith a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Did your shearer tell you what kind of mites? There are two different types. One is a blood-sucking mite, and they are treated with a systemic such as injectible Ivermectin. The other is a topical mite that eats dead skin, and can be treated by topical spray like Frontline. The topical mite is the more common of the two, but have your vet do a skin scraping to find out exactly what you're dealing with.

Judith Korff
LadySong Farm
Randolph, NY 14772
Cell: (716) 499-0383
www.alpacanation.com/ladysong.asp
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clerkmary

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Posted - 06/28/2015 :  3:32:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you so much Mark, Mara & Judith for the info.
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