"is formulated to safely control lice (Order Mallophaga) and Sarcoptic Mange Mite (Sorcotes Scabiei) on rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice."
Active ingredients are
0.36g/L Piperonyl butoxide
0.6g/L Bicycloheptene dicarboximide
The bottle also states that cage and bedding should be sprayed to get rid of mite eggs.
I was wondering if this would be an effective treatment for mites in cavies - has anyone ever used it? As mites live under the skin, would a topical treatment actually affect them?
Turns out it´s a Johnson´s brand of a pyrethrin-based powder.
I guess if you call being called ignorant a debate . . .
For what it´s worth, Harkness and Wagner mention mites and hamsters. Demodex mites, I think. They don´t mention treatment with ivermectin. For the time being, I guess I would hope you won´t have any problem and perhaps consider treating your guinea pigs every 6 months or so with ivermectin (while watching for any problems with the hamster or with your guinea pigs).
They are also susceptible to Notoedres species mites, and these cause dermatitis of the ears, face, feet, and tail. These can be treated with a 200 ug/kg dose of ivermectin.
I love this book, it practically makes me weak in the knees:)
I´m going to write down that title, sounds like a pretty handy book to have around.
I´ll give hammie a thorough check over and if I notice any skin problems I´ll figure out her weight and how to dilute the ivermectin to that dose (as I have tons of it). I thought she would be too tiny for it. If I can remeber correctly the mites you listed are different from the cavy mites so I´m hoping she´s fine.
Plain proplyene glycol? I thought that was just used to dilute.
Anyhow thanks a lot for the info. Hammie will be very happy.