Ear Mites

Ear Mites are or can be quite common in rabbits. Thankfully they are easy to treat. If left untreated they can turn into secondary infections, such as a bacterial or yeast infection or even an inner ear infection.

Symptoms of a rabbit with ear mites:
* A rabbit with ear mites will shake its head often and scratch its ears. Sometimes if they have been scratching their ears alot they will get a little bald spot on the back of the ear.
* Ear mites look like a dark brown waxy, crusty substance in the ear. If it is really bad there will be alot of the dark brown waxy, crusty substance in the ear. The inner ear canal may also become red and inflamed.

Treatment for Ear Mites:
There are a few options for treating ear mites in rabbits, but the easiest, tried and true method, is simply 4 drops of Ivermectin (Ivomec) - the wormer - in between the shoulder blades. Repeat in 7-10 days. You're done. It works wonders.




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