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I used Ivermectin last fall on my flock and I personally thought it was hard on them. I ended up throwing my eggs away for 6 weeks to be sure they were safe since I sell my eggs to my co-workers for eating.  I didn't want to be the blame for everyone calling in sick. hmm  I will be using Verm-X this year.


Edited by Heidi - 4/30/09 at 5:01pm

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post #12 of 284
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Ms. Heywood,

First, thank you very much for the information; that was most helpful. Could you (or anybody else in the know) set me straight on something, though....

I am under the impression that ivermectin pour-on is effective at getting rid of mites and lice, but I'm not sure about it's efficacy on internal parasites. Am I to understand that ivermectin WILL NOT kill roundworms, but WILL kill gapeworms, cecal worms, and such? And in order to "kill everything," I should first give piperazine (aka "Wazine") for roundworms, followed by ivermectin about 10 days later?

I have recently rescued a flock of mixed egg-laying birds, and all have lice, mites, and very probably have internal parasites as well. I am trying to figure out the fastest, easiest way to get them back to being happy and healthy, and that post on ivermectin was a big help. Thank you!

-Gary From Yonkers


This would be the reason to use the DE with the ivermec. Good luck with your chickens! smile


Edited by PQ - 4/30/09 at 7:12pm
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post #13 of 284
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Originally Posted by Heidi 

I used Ivermectin last fall on my flock and I personally thought it was hard on them.


What do you mean by that? Could you please explain?

post #14 of 284

How long should it take for the ivermectin to kill the lice and mites crawling all over my poor chickens?

post #15 of 284

I used it recently on a chick who was infested with lice and within an hour I literally saw the lice dying and dropping off the bird.  (BTW, I don't necessarily recommend it for chicks......but I had to do something and I only used a couple of drops.)

Mama hen to 3 Australorps, 1 White Rock, 3 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Rhode Island Red, 1 black mutt named Monkey, 2 black and white mutts born 4/20/09, a white and black hen (Snowbird) born in the summer of '09, another white and black roo and his girlfriend Little Red both born in the spring of '10 and, lastly, Fluffy and Monkey Face were born in Sept. '10.
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Mama hen to 3 Australorps, 1 White Rock, 3 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Rhode Island Red, 1 black mutt named Monkey, 2 black and white mutts born 4/20/09, a white and black hen (Snowbird) born in the summer of '09, another white and black roo and his girlfriend Little Red both born in the spring of '10 and, lastly, Fluffy and Monkey Face were born in Sept. '10.
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post #16 of 284

here is the deal on worming chickens
IF you have never wormed chickens try and give the wazine or peperzine first for the round worms
BECAUSE the process of killing off all the worms in the chicken will POISON the chicken and do more harm than good

then in 10 days worm with Ivermectin
this wormer goes into the BLOOD STREAM and kills the worm larvea as was needed

then people feed DE in the feed 2% of feed given is DE then the DE knicks the worms soft skin and they the adult worms die of dehydration and then dry up and provide protein to the chickens body

thus twice a yr do the chemical wormer to get the worm larvea in the blood stream and DE the rest of the time

with that said there are three kinds of wworms that need vet wormer Droncit and one other to kill
tape worms, gape worms and one other kind of worm such as cecel worm

but the two I mentioned to give is the most popular kinds

the Ivermectin is expensive but can be used on other animals/ also stays stable for along time

Yes Merek had provided Ivermectin in the 3rd world countires for eye worm blindness of people living around rivers
called river blindness
Before that the peoples families had to take care of them for life of blindness
now Marek's gives them two pills a yr
you can email me for any other info PM me as I will try and help you all with worming

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post #17 of 284

What would the dosage be on waterfowl?  I have call and runner ducks and geese.

Brandi
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We raise Black JG, RC RIR & RIW, EE, BCM, Golden Comets, Blue Andalusions, Crele & Silver Blue OEGB, Red Pyle & Lemon Blue MGB, Milli Fluer D Uccles, B/B/S F/S Cochin, Seramas, White Silkies & Showgirls, BWQ, Guineas,  Runner Ducks (Crested and Non),  African Geese, Golden Pheasants and German Shepherds.   NPIP  64-1281
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post #18 of 284

We use Ivermectin on our flock, administered orally.  Vet recommends a second worming 7-10 days later with fenbendazole (a popular wormer for horses).  We eat our eggs after worming, no ill effects.

We use DE on the perches in the coop, in the pen and wherever the chicks dust.

Cheers, Lynn

post #19 of 284

How long should it take for the ivermectin to kill the lice and mites crawling all over my poor chickens?


ivermectin is of limited value in dealing with external parasites > if you have a bad case you need to treat with a topical solution (there are many > permethrin/pyrethrin solutions are a very good choice > increase the strength to use for treating your coop > has no use to treat the birds when they just get reinfested in the coop!)

post #20 of 284

http://us.merial.com/producers/dairy/products/dairy_ivomec_pouron.asp

The
Ivomec website shows it's 100% effective on lice. 

That's what I would treat with.  Though I can understand you wanting to avoid treating with medications.  If the infestation is high though, you may end up losing some of your chickens. 

One of those between a rock and a hard place decisions.

Best of luck with your flock, and please keep us posted.

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My first Mille Fleurs, and golden sebrights ! One lone Silkie hen.

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Barnyard assortment of chickens, and lots of animals! 

My first Mille Fleurs, and golden sebrights ! One lone Silkie hen.

Bottle raising 4 pot belly piglets. 

Loving every minute of it!!   

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