BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > How do you apply revolution?
Last Post by BB at 9/27/2012 10:19 PM (16 Replies)
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User is Offline Fredmg77
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9/17/2012 5:56 PM
Probably a dumb question for me to ask but how do you guys apply it? My rabbit still has ear mites after so long so my only guess is that I apply it wrong so it doesn't get on her skin, or mostly gets on her fur.

User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/18/2012 1:50 AM
Apply onto the skin. on back of neck between shoulder blades. Just pull fur aside and empty the capsule there. Have you got kitten dosage?

The stuff is a bit like alcohol, it disappears really quickly once on the skin.

User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/18/2012 2:03 AM
I'm sorry, I didnt read your post properly. You've obviously used this already.

Earmites can be persistent I'd heard. How many doses have you given so far?

Just reading on them, rabbits can get a bacterial infection along with the mites. Maybe that's what you're seeing?
You'd need oral or topical antibiotics to treat that.

User is Offline Sarita
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9/18/2012 3:05 AM
Yes, how many applications have you given so far?

User is Offline bullrider76543
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9/18/2012 3:28 AM
yes you have to be careful on how many times you can apply it!! and usually a full dose is too much, my vet does it by my rabbits weight. and had me put it on the skin between the ears towards the back of the skull at the top of the neck. she said that is the only safe place where a rabbit cant lick itself. I would definately talk with your vet.
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User is Offline FooFoosMommy2
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9/18/2012 8:03 AM
Our vet said to only use half a dose. It needs to go onto the skin, I guess if it's just on the fur it can get wiped off. And like bullrider said, the best place is between their ears, so they can't lick it off.

User is Offline MimzMum
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9/18/2012 10:13 AM
I use the cat dose on my three and place it just ahead of the shoulderblades towards the neck.
I've usually removed just a wee bit of fur (if it isn't already a bare patch) to administer the liquid and then blow on it for about fifteen minutes to assure it's dried.
I notice it can still leave a chalky residue even a month later when the second application is due. Fiver's fur falls out where it has been applied. But it eventually does the job and they aren't scratching as much.
We have an ongoing mite problem here so we have repeated the doses this month.
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User is Offline Fredmg77
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9/18/2012 3:24 PM
I have used 6 doses so far of the kitten brand, not all at once, but through a period of a few months. My first dose was by the vet, then I had 3 more, I was told to apply it two weeks again after I had it applied from my vet. I did all that, and I usually reapply it every two weeks. I am assuming a lot of my doses had missed or gotten all over the fur, since i'm a huge klutz. I have this persistent problem of ear mites though, going on for 2-3 months. Also I was given antibiotics to feed her on the first day I went to the vet. She had an infection a while back but it is gone now, and I know she doesn't have another infection, just ear mites. Plus I was told revolution was very safe for rabbits, even if you overdose. My rabbit is also 4-5 pounds so I use the whole thing.

User is Offline bullrider76543
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9/18/2012 4:59 PM
I dont know if it is safe to use that much of it, my vet had told me not to use more then 1 dose every 3 to 5 months!!
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User is Offline FooFoosMommy2
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9/18/2012 5:56 PM
I think dosage would depend on the individial bunny and vet. We were told that if she needed it, we could treat Foo with half the cat dose every month. Since the first month cleared up her ticks and fleas, she hasn't needed it.

User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/18/2012 6:10 PM
Mmm... Maybe a very persistent case? You might have to go the ivermectin injections route.

I wonder if possible there's a fungal infection or bacterial that abx wasn't effective against.

Have you ever had the material in the ears tested?

User is Offline Fredmg77
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9/20/2012 5:17 PM
Well I'm almost 100% positive it is ear mites, it has the scales and flakes and the revolution stops the itching.

User is Offline BB
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9/20/2012 7:58 PM
Since this is not working, I would recommend that your vet actually diagnose with a scraping. I agree with Jersey that you may need to go in to have your vet give ivermectin injections. You've done your best it seems to fix it with Revolution, and so now it looks like a vet check and another route of treatment will the next step.

Good luck and keep us updated!

User is Offline Fredmg77
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9/22/2012 1:34 PM

I'm worried that the ivermectin would harm her since she seems to be dutch, and dutch bunnies have bad reactions to ivermectin, but I guess it can't be helped.


User is Offline BB
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9/22/2012 7:39 PM
Posted By Fredmg77 on 09/22/2012 04:34 PM

I'm worried that the ivermectin would harm her since she seems to be dutch, and dutch bunnies have bad reactions to ivermectin, but I guess it can't be helped.


I was not aware of this.That is very interesting. Where did you get that information?  If that is the case,do you feel like your vet is rabbit-savvy enough to help with this chronic situation.   Something to talk to your vet about and about your concerns about your bunny being a dutch and the injections. 

Edited to add: I just did a quicky google search  (ivermectin, dutch rabbits), and I too found some information about the sensitivity in that breed.  Now of course, this is the internet and have to choose sources wisely, and take things with a grain of salt. but it is something I never knew about, and will be checking into further.  Anyway, good to discuss with your vet! 


User is Offline Fredmg77
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9/23/2012 6:03 AM
She is EXTREMELY rabbit savvy, and graduated from a very good University. I assume she would know.

User is Offline BB
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9/27/2012 10:19 PM
Definitely quite frustrating if the treatment you've given isn't working well, and the other options are too risky. What does your vet recommend now?

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