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Old 11-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ivermectin can be used for sarcoptic mange as well.
We healed up a pup with it not too long ago in rescue
All revolution is, is another type of ivermectin (selemectrin).
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ivermectin is used for Demodectic Mange not Sarcoptic Mange.
Revilution is used for Sarcoptic, appied every two weeks for three treatments.
Exactly!! It is a long but less expensive treatment for Demodectic mange
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The only time she's around other dogs is once a week at obedience classes other than when she went to the vet for her surgery. After the first two shots it didn't seem like she was any better but after the last one she stopped scratching for a while but now almost two weeks later it's starting again. We've had her on advantage multi once a month and now they've had us go with frontline two weeks in between that as well.


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So...has not been around mangey dogs.
Has not been rolling around with the coyotes and foxes (as mites are mainly caught by contact much like rubbing your dog and you might get a mild itch maybe between your fingers which is self limiting and clears up within 2-3 weeks as they don't reproduce or spread in humans).

Dog has been on prevention
No mild rash between fingers about 1/4-1/2 inch in people?

and he's being treated with 2 types of pesticides AND an injectable one AND isn't even barely 6 months old. Were vaccines done recently? What ones?
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At around $35.00 for a bottle of 1% ivomec, and .1ml/10lb. per dog...vs. whatever they wanted for Revolution (back then it was around $10/pack) so $30 for one dog...it was much cheaper to use ivermectin and have plenty of the 1% ivermectin left over for other things.
Most importantly, both are acceptable treatments for both demo and sarcoptic mange.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well if the dog has demodex mange then it would likely have hair loss around face and eyes as early sign...and it would be caused by a compromised immune system and that would be because of the vaccines and spot-on or oral pesticide treatment before the immune system has had a chance to fully develop.

If the dog doesn't have demo mange, then he's heading for it.

Rash in groin and pits is likely yeast, again immune system.
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IVERMECTIN - This is one of the most effective treatments against Sarcoptes scabei yet is off-label as far as the FDA is concerned. There are several protocols due to the very long activity of this drug in the body. Typically an injection is given either weekly or every two weeks in 1-4 doses. In most cases this treatment is safe and effective but some individuals have a mutation which makes ivermectin very toxic at the doses used to kill mites. These individuals are usually of the Collie family: Collies, Shetland Sheepdogs, and Australian Shepherds are classically affected. There is now a test that can determine if any dog has the mutation that makes ivermectin use dangerous. An additional cautions comes from an interaction with the relatively new flea control product Comfortis® (spinosad). Relatively high doses of ivermectin are needed to treat sarcoptic mange and if Comfortis® is used concurrently, ivermectin side effects are more likely to occur. While ivermectin is a prototype compound upon which most other sarcoptic mange treatments are based, it may be worth using a product that has actually been approved for the treatment of sarcoptic mange.
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Ivermectin is used for BOTH sarcoptic and demodectic mange. The dosage band administration differs. I used it for both types on my fosters.

One dog with sarcoptic did not recover after a regular course of ivermectin treatment and also needed medicated baths. That was a tough case. Usually the treatment works.
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For sarcoptic we used lyme-sulfur dips and ivermectin.
For demodex, ivermectin and antibiotics worked best.
But if this dog has itchy ears it's most likely sarcoptic mange.
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