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Old 06-06-2009, 10:40 PM  
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Huge tick in one ear

Ok, so Miracle (the rescue) is doing so good now that she prefers not to be bothered anymore . The problem is she had a huge tick in her ear and no sweet-talking or nose twitching helped for us to get it out or even get close to her ear. We sprayed flyspray on the tick and it looked as if it was gone the next day. Now (3 days later) she is rubbing her ear and hating life but we aren't sure if there is another tick we can't see or if maybe the big tick fell into the ear canal?

Any suggestions? If we can't get her better fast I will call the Vet out to sedate her (she cow-kicked the vet when she got her shots a week ago) and I'm sure the vet is very happy to visit with miracle again .
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:46 PM  
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Can you just give her some happy juice one day (I think the correct term is Quietex) so you can just look around in the ear and see what is up??
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Never tried it. It's not an RX is it?
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Nope--just a paste you can get at a TSC or Bomgaars that just quiets them some people will use it pre farrier or even pre trailering...
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That's worth a shot (paste ), thanks!
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In my experience Quietex may take some of her edge off, but not enough to give her enough sedative effect to do what you are talking about.

Dusty...call your Vet and explain ticks in the ear...knowing the patient you are talking about , he may be able to give you a little feed through sedative (acts like Ace/Rompum, without a vet call) and it will calm her enough to check her ears.
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I think I may have to do that. Miracle is quite feisty now that she feels good. Just can't win for loosing
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