Seems donkeys attract more stuff having all that fluffy donkey hair so be proactive and help them out if they are rubbing and have bald spots. Just thinking about how much they are itching and need your help should motivate you to find out what is the cause. Please always call your Vet (DVM) if you are not sure what is causing the baldness.
External Parasites: All equine are prone to external parasites; flies, fleas, lice, and the ever-popular”no see ums”. We recommend always using an external fly spray in the summer to protect your equine from biting flies, horse flies and mosquitos. Donkeys are particularly prone to lice in the cooler months (November-April). We don’t really know why, but unlike horses, donkeys have a high susceptibility to lice. It is theorized that the lice originate with birds and that the bird droppings get on trees and wooded areas. Add moisture and the heavy down coat of the donkey and you have a perfect environment for lice. Because most donkeys in the Pacific Northwest are kept in wooded areas they tend to contract the lice by browsing and scratching on the trees, stumps and brush. Being infected with lice is no small health issue, if it gets bad enough donkeys develop bleeding sores, hair loss and can even become anemic and ill. It is important to treat your donkey for lice. Be careful! Choose wisely! Ask your veterinarian!
This spring has been especially wet in the Pacific Northwest Rocket Man came up with a huge bald spot on his face no doubt from ithing. I clipped the small amount of hair that was itching on his face to see what was going on and then applied betadine scrub to steralize the outchie. Next I apply cortizone cream too the itcy spot. Medication is courtseys of Mas Ass Acres care takers.
Fly predators really works so give it a try and stop the anoying fly problem that comes with equine poop it really works, I highly suggest picking the pasture, and padddock and composting. Buzz off works when placed on the pole of the donkey probably the best so far for lice.
Marigold fly spray for all insects works and smells good with the bonus of being all natural no toxins Shop around for the best prices just showing you what these items look like to help you keep your donkeys, horses and mules in optiumum health as it is our job as equine owners to care for them they cannot do it themselves.
What to do for sores?
Select Donkeys Living In The Pacific Northwest Rain Sores and Self Mutilation - Please call the vet if you can’t help the donkey on your own.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!