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Old Mar 29th 2012, 03:35 PM   #1
 
  Jun 2009
  Edinburg,PA
Hey everone, Has anyone ever had a problem with mange on their deer? I seem to be having it spreading through my deer one by one.. It started with one 3 year old buck,severe case, then started noticeing a couple other deer with small bald spots. skin showing and really red. 1-4 spots on about 5 deer out of 28.. The first buck has spread all over different parts of body,he has dry bald spots, scabs, chewing like a dog with flees.. Treated with ivomec pour on on the tame ones, darting with dectomax on the ones that are not.. Just dont want it to get to bad, Going on 6 years of raising deer, never had this problem before and never really heard of it.. Any body else ever heard of it or had problems??



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Fred
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Old Mar 29th 2012, 03:43 PM   #2
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Use Prolate to treat this. Apply topically with a spray bottle as per instructions on bottle. Tractor supply here has it, but if they do not Jeffer's has it. Use rubber gloves and avoid skin contact.
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Old Mar 29th 2012, 05:15 PM   #3
 
  Jun 2009
  Edinburg,PA
Thanks scott, i will get it and try it asap..

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Old Mar 29th 2012, 06:13 PM   #4
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  Jul 2009
  Deer Park, Alabama

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You will probably have to treat your pen as well to keep it from reoccurring.
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Old Mar 30th 2012, 07:00 AM   #5
 
  Jun 2009
  Edinburg,PA
Ive thought about that, do you know what to use to treat the pen for the mites?

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Old Mar 30th 2012, 09:14 AM   #6
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  Jun 2010
  Dubois, PA

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We shot a bear last year with mange and the game warden sprayed the area with bleach. Good Luck!
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Old Mar 30th 2012, 04:12 PM   #7
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Read the prolate label. It specifies treatment of the paddock area as well.
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Old Mar 30th 2012, 06:51 PM   #8
 
  Dec 2011
  Robertsdale, Ala
What about skin so soft. Put it in the rope wick.

Make them go thru it to get to water or food.

For real. Let me know.
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Old Mar 30th 2012, 07:06 PM   #9
 
  May 2010
  nj
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What about skin so soft. Put it in the rope wick.

Make them go thru it to get to water or food.

For real. Let me know.


remi would that work for tics also,???? got any pics of a rope wick ???
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Old Mar 30th 2012, 08:25 PM   #10
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
I find the skin so soft is ineffective at controling anything, especially a sarcoptic or any other mange. If you want to treat automatically for ticks and parasites use short nap paint rollers soaked in mineral oil and ivermectin "pour on" spaced 8-10 inches apart around the feed trough which is quite effective. Take a 5 gal. bucket. Place as many 9" paint rollers into the bucket as possible. pour a mixture of 3 gal. mineral oil and 24cc ivermectin or cydectin pour on into the bucket of rollers until the rollers are completely covered. Allow to soak for several hours then add remainder of mixture to the rollers to cover up what has been absorbed. When the level of mixture does not require adding to any more, the rollers have been fully saturated. Install wooden dowels on your feed troughs 8-10 inches apart. place one of the soaked rollers on each dowel. The deer will have to put their heads between the rollers to eat, thus contacying the chemicals. When the rollers get dry, repeat the process.
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Old Apr 4th 2012, 05:58 AM   #11
 
  May 2009
  Northwest Illinois
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Originally Posted by Shenango Valley Whitetail
Hey everone, Has anyone ever had a problem with mange on their deer? I seem to be having it spreading through my deer one by one.. It started with one 3 year old buck,severe case, then started noticeing a couple other deer with small bald spots. skin showing and really red. 1-4 spots on about 5 deer out of 28.. The first buck has spread all over different parts of body,he has dry bald spots, scabs, chewing like a dog with flees.. Treated with ivomec pour on on the tame ones, darting with dectomax on the ones that are not.. Just dont want it to get to bad, Going on 6 years of raising deer, never had this problem before and never really heard of it.. Any body else ever heard of it or had problems??



Thanks

Fred
Are you sure it's mange Fred and not just deer pulling hair out of each other?
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Old Apr 4th 2012, 06:29 AM   #12
 
  Nov 2010
  Frankfort MI
are males doing this or just females. rabbits do this(pull hair) to build nest.

I know deer don't build nest .But maby it is stuck in their brain from distant relative like rabbit evolution
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Old Apr 5th 2012, 05:47 PM   #13
 
  Jun 2009
  Edinburg,PA
Im not 100% sure it is or was mange. I just talked to my vet when it started with the first deer, my 2nd main breeder of coarse, and he said thats what it sounded like. Alot of bald spots, bare red skin at first, some spots started scabing pretty bad, and he was chewing on himself like he had flees, Its started around his neck and front shoulder area and moved back his body.. He seems to be doing and looks alot better now. Had five other deer,all buck,which is odd, i treated when i started noticing a couple bald red spots of skin on the front shoulder area of them, none of them have got any worse or any more spots as of now.. Not sure if it is or was mange or some other kind of parasite? I never seen or had this happen before..

Any suggestions if mange or something else?

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Fred
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Old Apr 8th 2012, 06:20 AM   #14
 
  Feb 2011
  Pierre SD
It sounds like they probably had lice the way it cleared up since you hit em with Dectomax and Ivomec. We run cattle and the neck is usually where you see the rubbing and scabbing but they can be anywhere, it's pretty common and if you had it mostly in one pen I'd say that probably was the problem more so then mange.
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