Is your pig scratching on everything, has dry flakey skin, red? Are you itching, have small dots on your skin and nothing seems to alleviate the itch.
You might be dealing with and most likely are dealing with mites.
The solution is Ivermectrin (Cattle and Swine version) although labeled as injectable, it can be given oral if you don't want to deal with needles.
The ivermectrin brand does sting, you can get Noromectrin that does not sting, usually this version is ordered through a vet supply. You can find them both at www.valleyvet.com along wtih needles and syringes. I use a 20 gauge, 1 inch needle.
The bottle is lableled for injection, its 1cc per 70 pounds, injected under the skin. Its important that its under the skin. The best place is usually in the neck behind the ear.
If you want to give it oral, you double the dose, 1cc covers 35 pounds. Both brands can be given orally.
Next you need to treat your pigs bedding, usually just washing and drying on hot will take care of it. Vaccum your house.
If you are itching and can't find relief, chances are you got it from your pig, also known as Scabies, you will need and RX from your Doctor.
You will need to retreat your pig in 10-14 days days as the Ivomec does not kill eggs so you will need to kill any newly hatched mite.
Note! You cannot see them with the naked eye, if you are seeing bugs and eggs, that is pig lice and its completely different.
Reprinted with permission. ©Anita Jacobson, Just Mini Pigs FB Group
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