I have a 10ml Ivermectin injection IP bottle and it says each ml contains:
Benzyl alcohol IP-15mg
Propylene glycol IP-q.s.
Is it the 1% solution? How much should I dose Sandy with?
Also since I am treating Sandy, I will also treat his brother Cupid, 750 grams. How much should I dose him?
I have Clotrimazole cream-1% and Neosporin in hand. It is better if the cream is applied properly into the skin and kept open. But if I have to bandage him so that he doesn’t scratch, would it be ok if I cover him with gauze and secure it with a tape?
Should I give him antibiotics, painkiller or probiotics too?
I will be sending pictures to Lynx for attachment. Might be a little blurred because he was biting a lot.
Thanking you in advance.
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No, that's a 10% solution, and should be diluted with 9 parts of propylene glycol or a vegetable cooking oil like Canola.
Here's the dosing chart and instructions: http://www.guinealynx.info/oral_ivermectin.html
You can use the cream or not, as you choose. Neither of them will do anything for mites, but might, repeat might, soothe the skin a little.
Is there anything I am doing wrong? Why are they still scratching?
Also, should bleach be used only for their bedding or I can use it to clean their cage?
I use the 1% injection solution topically. Sandy weighs 675 grams and I give him 0.03 cc. Cupid weights 750 grams and I give 0.035 cc.
I just noticed that Sandy has a bald patch on his back. Both the piggies coat and skin looks better as compared to before.
How long should I continue to give Ivermectin? Their fourth dose is on Thursday (11th May).
Can I bathe them with an anti-fungal shampoo while being treated with Ivermection? Or the Clotrimazole cream would be better? I am worried about them licking it.
You could shampoo them, rinse, and dry today then repeat on Thursday just before you give them the next topical dose.
You are welcome to send more photos to put up so we can see how they're doing.
I give Ivermection once in a week. I have sent their after bath pictures to Lynx.
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I've had occasional problems with fungus, and all my pigs have hated baths. I usually shampoo with Malaseb or something with similar ingredients. I wet them, lather the shampoo, and then take them out. They wait in my lap, wrapped in a towel, for ten minutes, while I give them treats. Then I rinse them carefully and dry them slowly and gently with a hair dryer on low heat. I hold the dryer as far away as I can. More treats help.
It's a huge pain, but it works.
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I lathered the shampoo, massaged it a little and rinsed it off. I dint keep the shampoo on them for 10-15 minutes. I will try all your techniques next time. But when should I give them a second bath?
Lynx, thank you for your assuring words which means I am going in the right direction for both my piggies.