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    Default Squirrel with skin condition

    We have a squirrel that has been treated 2 times with ivermectin so far. He is actually looking worse today. He now has scabbing which he didn't at first. I'm wondering if he actually even got the medicine at this point. He would take the nut with ivermectin up to top of tree to eat. He could have dropped it I guess. Here are his pictures today.

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    Default Re: Squirrel with skin condition

    If enough time has elapsed, I would re-dose. Make the nut treat small - like a half a pecan, cut in half again, put ivermectin on one half, let dry for a bit, then cover the ivermectin with peanut butter or nutella and put the other half on top and give a squeeze. If it is a SMALL treat they will eat it all.

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    Default Re: Squirrel with skin condition

    Thanks. I will try that. I gave a dose on Sunday.

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    Default Re: Squirrel with skin condition

    I have another squirrel starting to look the same. Could it be dermatophytosis?

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    Default Re: Squirrel with skin condition

    Quote Originally Posted by MapleRidgesquirrel View Post
    Thanks. I will try that. I gave a dose on Sunday.
    7-10 days between doses so early next week. You are using the equine 1.87% stuff?

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    Default Re: Squirrel with skin condition

    No, I used ivermectin oil that I bought from squirrel nutrition. I have the 1% injectable that we used for a fox with mange. Should I use a drop of that or pick up the ivermectin 1.87% paste tomorrow from tractor supply?

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