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Edited by jaxchic - 4/18/14 at 10:54am
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Originally Posted by casportpony View Post
 

Welcome to BYC!

 

In poultry, people use the 1% injectable orally, topically and they also inject it. There is also a 5% pour-on that people use topically in poultry.

 

-Kathy

 

So glad this old thread popped up. Done lots of reading and research since I posted this and learned quite a bit. Yes, people do use it, but there is a study that shows ivermectin as an ineffective wormer in poultry (see below) as well as several posts from people that lost birds to worm infestations even though they were using it. Ivermectin will not treat feather lice! Yes, people do use it topically, but 1% should be injected or given orally, not that it will do anything, but it should not be used topically.

 

Read this:

 

Now to address my misinformation... Liquid ivermectin comes in 1% (10mg/ml) injectable and pour-on which is *actually* .05% (5mg/ml), *not* 5%, that's a gross error on my part. So sorry!

 

If after reading this you still want to use it, the doses are:

  • For Pour-on - .5mg/kg, that's .1ml/kg or .1ml per 2.2 pounds
  • For 1% injectable (can be given orally) - .2mg/kg, that's .02ml/kg or .02ml per 2.2 pounds

 

Ivermectin has a wide margin of safety, so you can use a little more, just be smart about it. IMNSHO, a better wormer would be Valbazen or Safeguard.

 

-Kathy

 

Ascaridia = roundworm

Heterakis = Cecal worm

Capillaria = Capillary worm

 

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2816174

Ivermectin as a bird anthelmintic--trials with naturally infected domestic fowl.

Abstract

To evaluate the use of ivermectin as a bird anthelmintic, 29 White Leghorn hens naturally infected with Ascaridia spp., Heterakis spp. and Capillaria spp. were treated with 0.2, 2 or 6 mg/kg intramuscularly or 0.2 or 0.8 mg/kg orally. Faecal samples were collected before treatment and at autopsy, 2, 6, or 16 days after treatment, when the intestines were also examined for helminths. None of the treatments gave satisfactory anthelmintic results.

post #13 of 16


Give one drop per pound .Just use a dropper bottle

post #14 of 16

I used the 1% injection type to treat my budgies and parrots. Put it in their drinking water.  I wish I could remember the dosage but it worked like magic.  I treated them again in 2 wks and have never had any mite problems since (10 yrs or more).  One of the chicken info sites I've checked out is that of www.shilala.homestead.com.  They list the use of Ivermectin - they use a product called Eprinex and dose their flock in the drinking water.  They remove the water source in the morning making sure there are no standing water puddles or any where the birds could get water.  Then around noon, using a quart bowl, pour about 1 qt of water in the bowl and add 1/4" of the Eprinex.  It floats on top of the water.  When all have drank from the bowl, it is put into the fridge and regular waters are returned.  Then in the evening, the regular waterers are again removed and the water bowl with Eprinex is given.  Finally, the regular water is put back again for morning.  It is recommended to dose again in 10 days. For individual dosing,  1 cc= 1 ml and they recommend .5cc per 11 lb  bird - Large Fowl and .25 cc per 5.5 lb bird - Bantam.  About the Canker problem and your rooster you can read about Canker and Protozoan infections here: http://www.friskyfinches.com/bird-care-library/canker-and-protozoan-infection.  Their advice is excellent and although it is geared for finches, I have found it useful for my chickens as well as my  parrots.  There are some very good avian/pet products mfg'd in Australia under the name of VETAFARM. Although there is no cure for canker, it can be controlled.  They recommend a product called Ronivet-S 12% along with a broad spectrum antibiotic. One of the best things is you can ask them questions and they take the time to answer.  I just found their info very useful.  Hope you do too.  Good luck.

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Originally Posted by casportpony View Post

 Ivermectin will not treat feather lice! Yes, people do use it topically, but 1% should be injected or given orally, not that it will do anything, but it should not be used topically.

 

 

 

Ivermectin has a wide margin of safety, so you can use a little more, just be smart about it. IMNSHO, a better wormer would be Valbazen or Safeguard.

 

 

Thanks for this. There is so so much conflicting info out there.  

I am wondering what you use for feather lice?

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Originally Posted by andreacroyle View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by casportpony View Post

 Ivermectin will not treat feather lice! Yes, people do use it topically, but 1% should be injected or given orally, not that it will do anything, but it should not be used topically.

 

Ivermectin has a wide margin of safety, so you can use a little more, just be smart about it. IMNSHO, a better wormer would be Valbazen or Safeguard.

Thanks for this. There is so so much conflicting info out there.  
I am wondering what you use for feather lice?

I use a permethrin based poultry dust.

-Kathy
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