Treating mites

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by MissyP, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. MissyP

    MissyP New Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    Just wondering what is the most successful way to treat skin mites in goats? I have Ivomectin Pour On and lime sulphur dip. The dosing I've found so far for the pour on is 2ml/50lbs. Is this correct?

    Thanks so much for any info/feedback on treating this frustrating problem!
  2. LilBleatsFarm

    LilBleatsFarm Premier Colorado Nigerian Dwarf Breeder

    Jul 18, 2012
    can't help with the dosage ....
    I give Ivermec Plus orally to treat lice/mites.

    I've also used the dog tick/flea drops with great success.

  3. MissyP

    MissyP New Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    Is it the Ivomectin Plus injectable that you give orally? What's the dosage? Has it been effective for mites? Also, with the dog flea/tick drops--is it Frontline? Do you use the same dosage that you do for a dog?

    Thanks so much for your info! I'm really hoping to get this under control before winter hits or I'm going to have some very chilly goats!
  4. City Mini Ranch

    City Mini Ranch New Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    I use the pour on, on the skin, Ivermectin pour on or Cydectin pour on. I use it, a couple times, I think it was 21 days apart. My Nigerian kept having crusty ears and on the nose plus some flakey skin on the body, so treating her for a fungus also was needed. I think the mites caused a seconday fungal infection to take hold. Others give Ivermectin injectable, and inject it, getting good results, but I'd rather pour on some stuff instead.
  5. lmsuit

    lmsuit New Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    I have kids 9 weeks old, and one 5 weeks old. They have been scratching their ears and I found a red bite on the 9 week old's belly with a few black specks. Is this mites or lice? How to treat? I don't like to give injections but can if I have to
  6. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    Ivomec injectible can be given at 1cc per 40 lbs. I would inject it for mites.
  7. happybleats

    happybleats moderator

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Karen is correct.most effective treatment in Ivomac injected once a week for three weeks...

    1 cc per 40#
  8. ladysun

    ladysun New Member

    Feb 7, 2012
    Southern Ohio
    Not sure of the effectiveness in treating a problem thats already established, but we swear by food grade Diatomaceous Earth around the farm. I dust my goats and poultry with it...and always sprinkle some around when we muck out barns or coops...have never had any type of infestation problem, as well as the fact it's a drying agent, so it will help keep the barn dryer longer.
  9. serenityfarmnm

    serenityfarmnm Newbie, Head over Heels in Love!

    Jan 6, 2013
    Caballo, NM
    I'm thinking I have mights, OK not me but ALL of my goats including my 4 day & 2 week olds. Can I give them a tiny amount of injectable Ivomec or just go with a topical? 1cc per 40 lbs would be 1/5 cc for an 8 lber??
  10. happybleats

    happybleats moderator

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    With babies...I try not to use ivomac injected...DE is good for them put in a sock and pat them lightly, work it in. making sure to avoid mouth,nose and eyes..If the mites are can use 7 dust the same way as DE..again..very lightly..always make sure DE is food should be white powder..not grey..Equisect is good safe to use too
  11. tinkerbelltkb

    tinkerbelltkb New Member

    Jul 8, 2013
    i Need help with one of my goats, we have 3 goats and all of the sudden one of our goats has lost all of his hair and just is acting like it does not feel well they think they are pigs and eat anything i give them in the junk food of scrap food, i give them our stale bread, chips, candy canes, bananas, oranges, apples, any kind of fruit but i hate to admit it i gave them chocolate too, sorry didn't know not too they made it through that, but know the no hair.. I am assuming it is mites, but why would one and not the others? what do I do, this farming thing is new to us can someone help me out..
  12. happybleats

    happybleats moderator

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    small amounts of treats such as bread and fruit are ok..but a well balance feeding program is what will help keep them healthy..sounds like your guy needs balance,, for a while I would cut all treats, give hay/alfalfa and graze only...fresh water and a quality loose mineral. Take his temp to be sure he doesnt have a fever (101.5-103.5 is normal range)..I would have a fecal done to check worm load but f you can not have one done I would worm with Ivomec plus (1 cc per 40# sub Q) or Valbazen (1 cc per 10# oral) check the inner lower eye lids for color..if they are very pale do the worming 3 times ten days apart then once more in 30 days to cover them well..the ivomec plus will help with mites as well, so mightbe a better choice..(it does sting, so expect reaction)
  13. happybleats

    happybleats moderator

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
  14. halliemom56

    halliemom56 New Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    So if you have milking does, and treat for mites. How long do you not drink the milk???
  15. happybleats

    happybleats moderator

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Milk withholding time for ivermectin:
    In the US: 36 days
    In the UK: 14 days

    Many don't wait near that long..some only 4 days....
  16. Gertie

    Gertie Member

    Sep 2, 2012
    City Mini Ranch, how did you treat the secondary fungal infection? I've got the same thing going on. ) :
  17. Allyson

    Allyson New Member

    Aug 29, 2015
    I'm new to goats so I'm wanting to ask before I do anything. We have 3 Nubian/Angora doe-lings (2@3months & 1@4months) I think my 3 month old has mites. She's very fare so it's hard to see any flaking or lice but she is itching like crazy. She'll scratch her neck and ears like a dog and chews on her sides and is rubbing on pretty much everything and also shakes her head like a dog shaking off water. Her ears have tiny little crusties on them and she has lost a small amount of hair on each ear, the same spot on each ear, closest to her neck when her ear is laying flat. I've read that she'll have balding patches/hair loss, flaky skin, rough coat and crusty spots if it's mites. She has some of this but not all, no rough coat no hair loss/balding patches other than those spots on her ears. I have Ivermec I can give her orally or I can find some DE or 7 Dust but that might take a bit to ship. I also have some Goat Protector shampoo type stuff that says it's protects against fleas, lice and mites. Will this get rid of them or just stop her from getting them after I get rid of them? I'd rather not use Ivermec if I don't have to but I will if this case sounds pretty bad. They spend their day browsing and I give a handful of Alfalfa and goat text at night. We've had a very dry and warmish summer, she's eating, drinking, playing and acting the same as she always has and the others don't seem to have any of these symptoms (except for a small amount of scratching, nothing excessive) even though they all sleep together. Any advice?
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2015
  18. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
  19. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    You need to inject Ivomec using the injectable type. 1cc per 40 lbs. Do 3 times, 10 days apart.