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bites on hog's ear?

Posted by calsmom 8/9 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 19, 09 at 18:25

I have a hog that has been wonderfully healthy and continues to appear healthy other than he has bumps on the back of his ears. I thought they were fly bites and got some fly repellent from the feed store. This did not help. Today, the skin around his eyes is cracked and his snout appears to have some raw spots. The bumps on his ears are still there.

Does anybody know what these are and what I can do to treat them??

Thank you for your help! I will try to get some pictures to post for some more perspective.

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RE: bites on hog's ear?

Could he have gotten to some poison ivy or sumac?

RE: bites on hog's ear?

Most likely they are mange mites. You can inject the pig with ivermectin or find something at the feed store to spray it with. This should be done about every 6 weeks.

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