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Still working on the numbers for the paste, but have numbers for the pour-on for those that are like me and like to use medications per the label (yes, I know it's not labeled for poultry, but the dose amount is the same as it is for cattle).

Pour-on ivermectin is .05%, which means there are 5mg per 1ml (5mg/ml) and the recommended dose is .5mg/kg, so that's .1ml per 2.2 pounds. I know many give more, which is probably fine, but this might help someone if they decide to dose a peachick or bantam chicken.

FYI, I think the LD50 (median lethal dose) in mice is ~30mg/kg, so it really is very safe.

-Kathy

Edited to add: If my math is wrong, please correct me!
Hi Kathy,

I am also interested in the numbers for the Ivermectin paste. I'm not sure if my peacock has mites, fleas, or lice.. I was watching him napping and noticed that he had a lot of dandruff/chicken dust stuff on his head. I looked closer, and realized they were moving. They are tiny tiny little white/translucent things. They are so small I can't tell if they are more like worms or bugs. He was just dewormed at the beginning of April.
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post #22 of 24

Can you get up close to your male with either a good cell phone camera or a camera with a macro zoom?  I am wondering if your little critters look like this...

 

 

You can see the yellowish looking one, but I think there is a smaller, younger one (or perhaps a different species) on the very dark feathers above the upper eyelid.  There is quite a bit of magnification in the first photo, and even more in the second...  With just my eyeballs, I can barely see them.

 

 

I believe these are some form of louse (lice) -- did you see all the stuff we wrote back and forth on the Ivomec pour-on thread?  There's lots of info about lice in there.  I'm trying to figure out the best way to treat external parasites too ;)

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post #23 of 24
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Hi Kathy,

I am also interested in the numbers for the Ivermectin paste. I'm not sure if my peacock has mites, fleas, or lice.. I was watching him napping and noticed that he had a lot of dandruff/chicken dust stuff on his head. I looked closer, and realized they were moving. They are tiny tiny little white/translucent things. They are so small I can't tell if they are more like worms or bugs. He was just dewormed at the beginning of April.
Liv4Kca.jpg

 

@PavoFowl, can you tell us what you wormed with, and what dosage you used?  Thanks!

 

Also, some of these darned things have very short life cycles -- new eggs hatch out quickly, and the treatments apparently don't kill the eggs.  So it may take a series of treatments to break the life cycle...

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post #24 of 24
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Still working on the numbers for the paste, but have numbers for the pour-on for those that are like me and like to use medications per the label (yes, I know it's not labeled for poultry, but the dose amount is the same as it is for cattle).

Pour-on ivermectin is .05%, which means there are 5mg per 1ml (5mg/ml) and the recommended dose is .5mg/kg, so that's .1ml per 2.2 pounds. I know many give more, which is probably fine, but this might help someone if they decide to dose a peachick or bantam chicken.

FYI, I think the LD50 (median lethal dose) in mice is ~30mg/kg, so it really is very safe.

-Kathy

Edited to add: If my math is wrong, please correct me!
Hi Kathy,

I am also interested in the numbers for the Ivermectin paste. I'm not sure if my peacock has mites, fleas, or lice.. I was watching him napping and noticed that he had a lot of dandruff/chicken dust stuff on his head. I looked closer, and realized they were moving. They are tiny tiny little white/translucent things. They are so small I can't tell if they are more like worms or bugs. He was just dewormed at the beginning of April.
Liv4Kca.jpg

Sounds like the eye/ear lice that I see in mine. I just treated one of mine with ~0.3 ml of the ivermectin paste and all lice were gone in 24 hours. It's more that what they are supposed to get, but I think it's pretty safe.

-Kathy
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