Horse Lovers Forum ( Founded 2010 ) ( CLOSED )

http://gallopingfree.forumactif.com
 
HomeHome  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  Version FrancaiseVersion Francaise  

Share | 
 

 Mites in ears?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Rona

avatar

Posts : 269
Join date : 2010-01-28
Location : Suisse Normande (Dept 14/61)

PostSubject: Mites in ears?   Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:57 am

My new mare has big beautiful ears which go pretty well with her big beautiful body. But she shakes her head a lot and when I felt inside her ears she was obviously pretty itchy in there. Any advice? Could she have mites inside? Or something else? Can I try E45 cream to ease the itching or do we need to do anything more heavyweight like consult a vet? I don't want her to get a head shaking habit.
Back to top Go down
Azaria
moderator
moderator
avatar

Posts : 2886
Join date : 2010-01-28
Location : South of St.Lo

PostSubject: Re: Mites in ears?   Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:33 am

Mad What a pain!! Ear mites in horses are treated basically by ivermectin, although, as with dogs, you can use pure olive oil. However... it's not easy putting something into a horses ears, especially if they're itchy, personally I think this is one for the vet. Smile
pen

_________________
and I whispered to the horse, "trust no man in whose eyes you don't see yourself reflected as an equal"- Don Vincenzo Giobbe (circa 1700)
Back to top Go down
georgie

avatar

Posts : 1144
Join date : 2010-01-20
Age : 60
Location : BiƩville 50

PostSubject: Re: Mites in ears?   Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:06 am

............and if you do use olive oil, make sure it's body temp, nothing worse than something cold trickling in your ear Mad
Back to top Go down
Azaria
moderator
moderator
avatar

Posts : 2886
Join date : 2010-01-28
Location : South of St.Lo

PostSubject: Re: Mites in ears?   Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:50 pm

.. 'ear...'ear Wink

_________________
and I whispered to the horse, "trust no man in whose eyes you don't see yourself reflected as an equal"- Don Vincenzo Giobbe (circa 1700)
Back to top Go down
Soupdragon

avatar

Posts : 340
Join date : 2010-04-27
Location : Near St Sever 14380

PostSubject: Re: Mites in ears?   Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:29 pm

does oral Ivermectin help ??

only it does for normal skin mites / scabies

only thinking it would be 100 x easier to do ...!

worth a research anyway
Back to top Go down
http://www.estrellaarabians.com
FollyFoot

avatar

Posts : 144
Join date : 2011-09-29
Location : France

PostSubject: Re: Mites in ears?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:21 pm

If the ear is 'crusty' inside that is usally a sign of ear mites being in there. If applying olive oil, use at body temperature, apply liberally onto cotton wool and wipe all of inside of ear gently. Don't use the same cotton pad for both ears, use a fresh one for each. If it's bad get the vet out, one trip should do it.

If it was me, I'd give the mare her favourite treat at the same time if poss, so she associates having her ears 'oiled' with a treat, as she will need it doing a few times.
Back to top Go down
Rona

avatar

Posts : 269
Join date : 2010-01-28
Location : Suisse Normande (Dept 14/61)

PostSubject: Re: Mites in ears?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:05 pm

Thanks for this - very helpful, except problem gone now along with the mare who has taken her itchy ears with her. I think it may have been midges as I bought her a great big fly hood with ear protectors and this seemed to help.
Back to top Go down
FollyFoot

avatar

Posts : 144
Join date : 2011-09-29
Location : France

PostSubject: Re: Mites in ears?   Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:28 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Ah well. Info there for next equine with itchy lugholes!
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Mites in ears?   

Back to top Go down
 
Mites in ears?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Ears Sunburnt ?
» Why do Men get their ears pierced ??
» Hand guards Extra Wind Protection
» Finally installed DS Tire on my Suzuki C50T...but my ears are still ringing
» New Years Eve

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Horse Lovers Forum ( Founded 2010 ) ( CLOSED ) :: Horsey Chat :: Tips + Useful info or Need Advice ?-
Jump to: