Insecticidal drugs,

safe for use in the treatment of skin parasites in rabbits

 

 

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Name of molecule

Dosage

Route
Frequency and remarks

Parasites

 

Fipronil (Frontline) should never be used on rabbits.

Its use has been accompanied by onset anorexia, lethargy, convulsions and death.

 

Carbamates based products

.

.

May induce toxic reaction in rabbits

Chigger (Trombicula autumnalis, Dermanyssus gallinae)

Doramectin

0.3 mg/kg

SC

.

Burrowing mite (Sarcoptes scabiei)

Carbaryl powder

5%

Topical application

Repeated after 7 days

Fleas, ticks, lice

Imidacloprid

3 mg/kg (or one cat dose)

.

Repeated after 30 days

Fleas

No effective against Cheyletiella sp.

Ivermectin

0.2 - 0.4 mg/kg

PO, SC

Repeated after 10-14 days, depending on the parasite

Ear mite (Psoroptes cuniculi)

Fur mite (Cheyletiella parasitovorax, Listrophorus gibbus)

Burrowing mite (Sarcoptes scabiei)

Lufenuron

10 - 30 mg/kg

PO

If needed, repeat after 30 days

Fleas

Moxidectin

0.2 mg/kg

PO, SC

SC,

skin application may cause irritation

Ear mite (Psoroptes cuniculi)

Burrowing mite (Sarcoptes scabiei)

Pyrethrin based products

.

.

Topical application, usually repeated after 7 10 days, depending on the parasite

Burrowing mite (Sarcoptes scabiei)

Selamectin

15-18 mg/kg

(some vets prefer a lower doses: 6 mg/kg)

Spot-on

if needed, repeat after 30 days

Ear mite (Psoroptes cuniculi)

Fur mite (Cheyletiella parasitovorax, Listrophorus gibbus)

Fleas

       

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