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    Default Wild squirrel fur loss on back, is this mange?

    Hi everyone!

    This is my first post here. I feed the squirrels in my yard. Today I noticed this squirrel for the first time and became concerned. She has a large bald patch on her shoulder and upper to mid back area. Can anyone tell if this mange or something else? I had to zoom in a lot on the photos; I hope they aren't too blurry.

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    Thank you

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    Default Re: Wild squirrel fur loss on back, is this mange?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy Doo View Post
    Hi everyone!

    This is my first post here. I feed the squirrels in my yard. Today I noticed this squirrel for the first time and became concerned. She has a large bald patch on her shoulder and upper to mid back area. Can anyone tell if this mange or something else? I had to zoom in a lot on the photos; I hope they aren't too blurry. Thank you
    Yes, this is mange.
    Easily treated in the wild by lacing a nut with groves such as walnut or pecan.
    You will need to acquire either Revolution or Ivermectin to treat.
    Step-N-Stone
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    Wildlife Master Rehabilitator


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    Default Re: Wild squirrel fur loss on back, is this mange?

    How is revolution applied to a nut and what's the dose for either ivermectin and is it the bird kind that goes in water or the paste for horses .
    Could I be given dose for both so which ever one is easier to get ahold of.

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