bird died not long after ivermectin dose?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Kleonaptra, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Kleonaptra

    Kleonaptra Songster

    Hi all. One of my young birds quickly collapsed and died after being given ivermectin. I'm dosing them for worms and mites as well as using permethrin spray for feather mites. I've been dosing 0.2ml per bird. He went paralysed in one leg, then the other, then full collapse in under 2 minutes. I may have mixed him up with another bird and dosed him yesterday as well as today, but I still wouldn't have thought that was enough to kill him. My other thought is he had such a worm burden that killed him. Any thoughts welcome.
  2. CLSranch

    CLSranch Songster

    Sep 23, 2015
    NE OK
    Not sure. I use permtherin loosely as a strong spray and haven't had any troubles. I think If it was to many worms it would have taken longer, unless It was about to die of worms soon anyway.
  3. Kleonaptra

    Kleonaptra Songster

    Thanks for your input and yes, that's what I mean, if he had a heavy worm burden there was no saving him anyway. I should mention the rest of the flock - 9 birds including 2 just fledged squabs - are absolutely fine. I switched to ivermectin because I recently used levimasole and it didn't seem to work and I wanted to eliminate any potential bloodsucking mites too. I've never seen an ivermectin overdose before and I've used it on many different animals. Im only using a diluted permethrin very sparingly for feather mites
  4. .02 ml should not kill pigeons. I give mine 2-3 drops orally yearly and never have parasites. Never had a bird die either.
  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Crowing

    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Is it possible that you got some in the air way?
    In N.H.,Tony.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by