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Post by Alcuzey on Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:37 pm

So I have a little buck that I got about a week ago. He is a really cute little long haired satin black tan with white dot on his head....but, he seems to have lice. I just noticed it this morning when I saw little white specs on his muzzle in his black fur. Then I went on FM to look at what it could be, and saw what adult lice look like. I look on him and he has them on his back under his fur.
I know that I need ivermectin to treat him and will be going to petsmart in a bit to see if I can find anything there. What is the most cost effective way to treat this thing?

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Post by Stina on Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:47 pm

Ivermectin. Petsmart won't have it, you need to go to a farm store like Tractor Supply...you want the cattle pour on product that is...I think 5mg/ml? You dilute it 5 parts water to 1 part of the pour on and spritz it on or drop it on. I would treat any mice you have.

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Post by Alcuzey on Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:35 pm

Yeah I am going to...I actually ordered some online cuz I found it cheaper but it won't get here til Monday. I have him in a separate room from Jillian and Jaeda but I may have been carrying them on my clothes or something.
Are my dogs alright?

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Post by Stina on Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:37 pm

Your dogs should be ok. I would definitely treat all of the mice though...it won't hurt them, and it will make sure they don't end up passing it back and forth.

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Post by Alcuzey on Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:59 pm

Ok that's good to hear. Will they be ok waiting until Monday or Tuesday when it is delivered? I have not noticed J.D. (The boy) itching AT ALL, other than grooming, so maybe it is really really early on. I cleaned out and scrubbed both cages and changed the bedding so I think that will help a little bit.

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Post by kawmice on Wed May 02, 2012 4:01 am

Bird mite and lice spray woudl also help. Happy It is gentle enough for mice and rats and it does work well.
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Post by Alcuzey on Wed May 02, 2012 4:23 pm

Ok, there is some of that stuff at Petco and Petsmart. I looked. I'll stop by tomorrow after my final to get some.
I've been using my Iver since Monday night and I can no longer find the adults on the little man, but the eggs are still stuck to his face. I want them out! haha! I put a little on my ladies too. I have 2 rats that live in my bedroom as well, should I treat them also? The same way?
And one last question, TFM says that the mice lice and grab onto humans, but that site has a way of making things WAY worse than they actually are. Should I be worried about myself getting them? Just the thought is making my head itchy!!!

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Post by Stina on Wed May 02, 2012 5:43 pm

I would treat the rats as well...just in case...

You can't really get rid of the eggs...you'll just have to wait till they hatch and treat again. Personally I wouldn't bother adding another antiparasitic if you are already using ivermectin. I would just use the ivermectin every 7-10 days for 3 weeks or so, and then every 14 days or so for a couple months.

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Post by Alcuzey on Wed May 02, 2012 5:47 pm

Alright, I will do that then. If I have hay toys and other chewy things that can't be truly washed, will I need to throw those away?

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Post by kawmice on Wed May 02, 2012 11:46 pm

Yup- any non cleanable toys should be tossed. And I definately agree with Stina. Stick with one antiparasitic. I would also treat the rats just in case.
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