natural cure ear mites(Goat)? : LUSENET : Freedom! self reliance : One Thread

My doe has ear mites. Has anyone found anything narual to use on this? I've tried DE and also flea & tick spray for dogs, I know that one was not natural, but I had it on hand and thought I'd give it a try. Help! Nance

-- Nancy (, June 04, 2001


You can kill the mites by smothering their air supply with mineral oil. The mites are in all the bedding also so use something in the barns and loafing sheds. Problem with mites is that they can perforate the ear canal. 1% Ivermectin injected under the skin at 1cc per 110 pounds kills lice, mites and nose bots. There are times when you must overlook natural for what works to save your does production or growth. Natural is fine for prevention, but you are talking treatment now.......... If you live in an area prone to mites than every month when you trim her feet, clean her ears with a peroxide soaked washrag. Prevention is always the key. Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh (, June 04, 2001.

Thanks, Vicki! I'll get right on it. Your so quick! It always amazes me. Nancy

-- Nancy (, June 04, 2001.

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