Fox Update #5

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Here is the fox getting the fourth dose of Ivermectin and looking ever so much better.  My issue now is whether or not to buy another package of hot dogs to keep going on the dosage every ten days.  I have five left from the latest package but it is a challenge to get the hot dog to the fox with all the other critters that have discovered the nightly bounty.  We now have an extremely healthy looking cat coming regularly in addition to the rats and raccoons.  On first glance I thought this might be another fox because of the bushy tail but the coloration is wrong.

I’m not sure what to do.  The way mange works is that the adults lay the eggs under the skin and eggs hatch out in about 10 days. The Ivermectin taken by mouth apparently kills only the adults.  This is why you wait and give the medication at 10 to 14 day intervals, so all the egg stages are killed.  I just don’t know if I’ve killed all the adults and there are no remaining eggs to hatch.

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    Robert Lachman said,

    I think you should try one more dose, the I think you have got it for sure…we could start a gofundme page for the package of hot dogs!!!!

    So glad the fox looks so much better

    Henrietta

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    Hah! No need for that!! OK, you’ve pushed me over to the “continue” side. It IS gratifying to see that it actually seems to be working.

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