Henry is about 1 year old and I think Mum told me he was a Peruvian mix (?) He has long hair, but there's a definate crest on his head.
Henry went to the vet last Friday to be checked out while Fred and CJ got their 2nd Ivermectin shot for mites. Henry got a shot too. The vet noticed that he has some white bits in his fur that she suspects are lice eggs. Henry does itch more than the other two.
The vet (who is cavy savvy) gave me a product called Ovitrol Insect Towelettes. The active ingredients are: Pyrethrins, Piperonyl butoxide, N-Octyl bicyycloheptene dicarboximide. The directions say to apply the towelette lightly to affected area and repeat 2/3 weeks as required. The box says it's safe for cats, dogs, horses, ponies, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs.
I read all the pages on lice and i didn't see anything about this product. The vet has been fantastic in all other respects and even told me she consults Guinea Lynx, but I'm wary and wanted to ask you experts. If I shouldn't use this, can I use Ivermectin Horse paste? They are already getting the shots of Ivermectin....shouldn't that have dealt with the lice? I'm rather confused here.
If that's his only swirly, and he has long straight hair, then he is most likely a Coronet.
Not sure how effective your oral horse paste would be on lice. It would help with any internal parasites, for sure.
I'd probably go with Revolution, myself. Or else add Advantage to the ivermectin protocol you're already doing.
I read the pages but I'm asking because there's so much info between there and other threads I've read here and I want to be sure I'm doing it right. Particularly since the vet is now proven to be wrong.
There's the kitten product--27 bucks will last you thru as many tx's as you'd need, and you may find others to split cost with.
I finally found the Advantage on there, too. For a while, it looked like they were carrying only Advantage Multi now, which has an extra ingredient and is not safe for pigs.
Advantage, 38 bucks:
The mites are already being treated. :)
She's had multiple patients come in with "advice" from another forum (I won't mention it)- even one lady who's piggy died from her insisting penicilin from another vet. My vet gave me quite a stern lecture about trusting people on the internet whom I have no way of knowing if they are qualified to give advice. I agreed this was true in general, but that 99% of the advice here meshes with her advice. I showed her guinea lynx page on Lice and it was kind of hilarious watching her eyebrows climb upwards as she kept reading. She told me that if her patients had been getting advice from GL, she would have had to deal with about 15 fewer guinea pig dealths since she started. :(
She's going to refer people here. Plus, she decided to research the Pyrethrins issue further in her professional journals. (Personally, that's what I'd do in most situations.) I told her that anything she finds would probably be welcome here. Not sure if she'll register as she doesn't seem to be that into forums as a whole. Anyways. It's nice to know that she's open to new information and I can see how she was turned off from forum advice.
So, now I have kitten advantage. The box is orange and has 4 .4ml tubes of imidacloprid for cats and kittens 8weeks and 9lbs and under. It says it's only for fleas. I'm going to re-read the page on this stuff since I know I have to mix it.
Generally: Am I right in estimating that a pig gets a drop behind each ear? And that I should treat ALL the pigs? And I repeat it in 1 month?