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post #11 of 15 Old 03-30-2011, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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There's no problem with double dosing. Ivermectin has been tested over 20X the dosage with no problems. Do the 2 days in a row if you feel better about it. I understood the wound to be in the eye area. Could she rub the eye and have the ointment end up in it? Bottom line is the ivermectin will take care of it. If it's a hassle and she's fighting it (the ointment) just wait on the ivermectin.
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This is really awesome news. So glad I found this forum. Thanks so much!.
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Once you dose her with the Ivermectin (and yes, as I said, you can double dose her, I don't know how huge the sore is, ie. how many larvae could be in there - in my case 1 dose was enough), the larvae will die. The only reason she keeps scratching it, and it cannot heal, is because of the larvae that are happily growing up in the wound. Once those are dead, (which they will be), it should heal, and she shouldn't keep scratching her face.

As Left Hand Percherons said, if it is really as bad as you are describing it, I would probably give her a full tube on two consecutive days. It won't harm her, she'll be fine!

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Hey guys!

I really appreciate all the help. I am going to post a text coversation between the vet and myself. I didn't want to say I got the info on an internet message board...I think a lot of doctors and vets roll their eyes when they hear that! LOL.

Someone told me I should give her some ivermectin paste to kill larvae/bots. She said if there is any larvae in there, it will never heal. What do u think? I have ivermectin here. Sorry texting so late. Please let me know tomorrow. Thanks.

They said double dose orally, plus smear some paste on wound. Also, the mentioned wrapping it w/a bandage. Ley me know tomorrow what u thonk. Thanks. Also, what r the other 2 ingredients in the ointment besides ssd and fly repellant? Thx!
A____, you must have a little patience & faith! There is a larvacide in the ointment too. If you deworm with Ivermectin that way you will get resistance.You may already have that problem since you've been using only Ivermectin in the past. There is no magic quick fix. She's had this sore off & on for a month. I've tried every way possible of wrapping the head. The only way to keep her from scratching anyway is to cross tie her in the stall so she can't reach anything.
Ok, thanks! Sorry to bug ya, I have not dealt with a summer sore EVER if u can believe that! I would not want to cross tie her, I would feel awful. Thanks again, I wont keep texting u, I swear! I will just send u a pic in a few days. Thanks!
Oh, I have never used ivermectin on her, only the minis.
No prob. When I derided the wound, b4 I cauterized it, part if that was to get rid of any possible fly larvae. Honestly, they scratch the wounds so much, I've never seen eggs or larvae. People see the eosinophilic granules in the wounds & think those are fly eggs. They're actually clumps of white cells.
Makes sense, thanks! I appreciate ur help and for getting back to me so quickly. Have a good day.

you too!

(end of conversation)

anyway, I am grateful for the ivermectin tip and I am not saying I will not use it at some point! It is time to worm her anyway. She has been here 3 months.

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