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Beaphar Anti Parasite Spot On? Comments?

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hot fox

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Hello, I have been successfully using this product to rid my brood of mites. However, they've needed two doses within the last three/four weeks and it's costing about £15 to buy enough product to use for all five! I notice some of you use a shampoo instead, is this just as effective? Do Piggles hate being bathed?
Are there any other similar products that people have used successfully?
Advise gratefully received.
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Oral or injected ivermectin does tend to work cheaper for those with more than one or two piggies. (And yes, that injected ivermectin is from the vets!)

Xeno 450 (or Xeno 50 Mini for those under 800g) is the only topical ivermectin I would recommend as the dosage is more accurately determined than in the Beaphar, but the Xeno is much more expensive at £17-ish for one pack of six pipettes.

Even putting cost aside, I much prefer dosing orally than topically, and I would never use a topical ivermectin treatment on a pig with severely irritated or broken skin. Will PM you in a sec re the oral Ivomec.

Bathing is a good part of the routine to rid pigs of mites, but it's typically used after dosing with ivermectin, as bathing won't eliminate all types of mite. I tend to advice bathing at least at the end of treatment.
http://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=47314
 
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