MODS- since mange can infect humans, and this is about (a canine's) healthy-living, I figured this would be more suited for this subforum than second opinion. Can it stay here? I think it will receive better answers here
My pitbull has always had some little rashes, typically the "base of spine/start of tail" area scabs/bumps/rashes.
However, there's this new rash that is starting to get kind of uncontrollable, and is definitely mange. Getting him to a vet is majorly problematic, especially since I have livestock-grade ivermectin on-hand (this is a legal product, I should add).
I have both an oral syrince and a proper (28gauge) syringe for muscular injections, and a 1% ivermectin (vetrimec brand) liquid on-hand. However, I'm seeing everything from oral, to intramuscular, to directly-on-affected-area protocols.
Any help is greatly appreciated. I've been bathing him, using fungisan (and he's being fully de-soaped before fungisan), etc, but it's just getting worse and I know I have to use the ivermectin, I'm just unsure how to use it as I haven't touched that kit in a long time (it's still good til Nov 2011 tho ;-P )
Again, thanks in advance for any help, I know I have what I need on-hand, but just unsure how to proceed with it. I cannot get photographs, however, I can tell you that it's at the point where, if you're close enough, you can see some spotting/thinning of his hair in the worst spots. He's not remotely near the "looks neglected" stage or anything, and I need to keep it that way!!