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Wool mites in angora rabbits look like dandruff. They are a small parasite that borrows under the rabbit's skin. They can cause hair loss & extreme itching. Not to mention, your once beautiful bunny wool will mat close to the skin & have tons of little white specks in it; not the sort of fiber you want to use for spinning!
If your angora bunny already has wool mites, you can treat with Revolution (also known as Stronghold), 1% Ivomec, or 1% Agrimectin Ivermectin (typically a little cheaper than Ivomec) using the chart above. Repeat after two weeks. After the second treatment, treat once a month just like you would for treating your cat or dog for fleas. If you decide to use Ivermectin injection rather than Revolution, I recommend using it as a spot-on treatment just like you do Revolution. Please keep in mind that using the injection types on rabbits is considered off-label use.
If your angora rabbit doesn't show signs of fur mites, I recommend treating once a month for preventative measures.
Bonus: These medications treat more than wool mites. They are also effective in treating ear mites & some intestinal worms.
Revolution is usually the most expensive treatment method. It is also reported to be the safest. I prefer to use Revolution/Stronghold for my angora bunnies. However, I have also used Ivomec, ivermection, & Cydectin successfully.
You can get Revolution with a veterinary prescription or you can order it online as Stronghold.
I know some folks have reported success using food grade Diatomaceous Earth (aka DE). Unfortunately, while I find DE useful as a dewormer, I have never found DE to be helpful for mites. If you decide to try DE first, keep in mind that it will be in your rabbits wool. If you have a blower, you can probably blow most of it out. You will need to wear a dust mask. You do not want to breath in DE. If you don't have a blower, you can try to comb it out.
I recommend reading my Angora Rabbit Care post for in-depth details on how to properly care for your fluffy bunny.
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