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Rabbits/treatment of ear mites with mineral oil and vegetable oil


Sue wrote at 2016-06-26 22:59:15
I disagree with the answer posted by Samantha.  OTC sprays are typically not good for rabbits, and mineral or any other oil is onlt effective for awhile.  You need Selemectin or Ivermectin applied topically to effectively treat.  Revolution for kittens is the best RX treatment, not terribly expensive but you do need an RX.  Ivermectin can be purchased OTC, but use a good rabbit site or call your vet to get the correct dosage for your rabbit.  I have been with rabbit rescue for over 20 years and we have seen literally hundreds of rabbits come in with mites.  Here is a great link -


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Samantha Sharp


I am a very experienced rabbit breeder. I have been raising rabbits for 12 years now. I can answer questions about breeding and genetics. I am also very knowlegeable in lines of showmanship.


Breeding and raising New Zealands, Californians, Netherland Dwarfs, Mini Rexes, and Holland Lops for 12 years. Showing rabbits at a county, state, and national level both through 4-h and the American Rabbit Breeders Association. Studying for my registrars licence

American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) Portsmouth Rabbit Breeders Association (PRBA) American Federation for New Zealand RAbbit Breeders Associatio (AFNRBA) Jackson County Rabbit Club (JCRC) Ohio State Rabbit Breeders Association (OSRBA)

In the process of getting ARBA registrars licence, then ARBA Rabbit Judging licence

Awards and Honors
BOB New Zealands and Holland lops. Best exotic breed: Jersey Woollies. Top awards in Showmanship, both in my division and overall.

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