Do they not make sheep dip anymore?

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  1. Wingdo

    Wingdo Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Had a few coyotes decide to infiltrate the hen house about a month ago and my great Pyrenees eliminated one. However, she contracted a bit of mange. I'm assuming from the effort, and I cannot find sheep dip anywhere. What are you "experts" using these days?
    I've raised working dogs all my life, and yes I'm old, but this is the first time in 50 years I've seen a case on any of my dogs.
     
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    Breezy833 Well-Known Member

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    Our dog had it from birth pretty much. He was prescribed ivermectin.
     

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    A dog with mange from birth likely has demodectic mange, which is somewhat of a genetic predisposition. Scarcopotic mange is the communicable kind, and ivermectin is way better than sheep dip. After the screwworm eradication program in the fifties sheep dip became much less commonly used.
     
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    Ivermectin, but also give him vitamin C supplement as a booster. Thompson’s makes a buffered powder. You just put a half teaspoon on his food. They seem to like it.
     
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    oregon woodsmok Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I wouldn't sheep dip a dog. Give the dog a dose of ivermectin (as long as the dog is not any sort of collie)
     
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    Ivermectin, also permethrin pour ons/dusting powders may work for you.
     
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    Mange is caused by mites we have been having lots of cases of it a few months back a fox was stalking my lambs in broad daylight light it was all most completely bald and it flesh was rotten.
    I haven't seen any Sheep dip since the late 80s.
     
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    Wingdo Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's about the last time I saw a case of mange on any of our dogs... they too were infected by a fox as they killed it and were doing the old tug o war thing with the carcass. I used sheep dip all my life on our working dogs, coon-hounds, beagles, English pointer/setters.

    If I'm getting this straight, they are saying use Ivermectin orally but in what dosage? I keep this on hand anyway for my goats so we'll give it a shot.
     
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