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Vet Olivia's vet visit

guineapig67

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I just came back from Olivia's vet vivsit due to her mites. They did a test (no skin scraping) and said she had mites. The vet had suspected it was either mites or ringworm before the test, but the test proved mites. He also gave her an injection, and told us in 7 to 14 days, give her the med. he gave us but give it through her mouth

So they gave us some medicine. It said on the label "Ivomec" but i'm pretty sure that is short for ivermectin.

I trust this vet because he told us he had dealed with many guinea pigs before. He also gave us some care info, that matched this site.

Is Ivormec the same as Ivermectin?
 
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I also forgot to metion, Can I leave Heather and her together even though I am only treating Olivia right now?
 

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I'm pretty sure I was given Ivormec for my pigs as well. Did your vet know you had another piggie at home? You should definitely treat them both at the same time. When we suspected mites for one of my boars, the vet treated all 3 with their first dose and then I took home two more doses for all 3 to be given 7 days apart.
 

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Yes, but he didn't say I needed to treat Heather too. If I see Heather loosing hair, then I'll contact him.
 

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If they are caged together, you need to treat them both. Otherwise the mites will hide out on one pig and then reinfect the other. Mites are highly contagious.
 
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