Can You Use Ivermectin Pour-on On Geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by redhen, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I have some Ivermectin 5% pour-on that i use on my chickens for worming and mite control...
    Can i use this on my geese? And how much do i use?
    Thank You...
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:When I treat my chickens with Ivermectin [now I use Epernix] I treated my ducks and goose too I used 7 drops on my goose. I only treat my goose and ducks 2X a year, fall and spring. I treat the chickens every 3 months.
     
  3. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you can use it topically and the cool thing about Ivermectin
    is it kills both internal and external parasites.
    1 ml (or cc) on the skin for a goose, 1/2 ml for a chicken.
    I put it on their back between their wings.
    SO easy to use and they get a complete dose unlike if you put it in water
    like I have heard some suggest
    Make sure to give a 2nd dose a couple weeks after you've administered the first dose.
    Late Autumn is a good time to deworm livestock.
    Doing it after the ground freezes will prevent them from picking up new parasites.
    There's a link on my websites tip page for a website that explains this in detail.
    Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks so much!!
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:When I treat my chickens with Ivermectin [now I use Epernix] I treated my ducks and goose too I used 7 drops on my goose. I only treat my goose and ducks 2X a year, fall and spring. I treat the chickens every 3 months.

    Thanks!
     
  6. hossfeathers

    hossfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remember that ivormectin and other drugs do go into the meat and eggs of your animals. I would also ask why you are planning on using this medicine on your geese - what are they sick with?

    Ivormectin is an effective drug but it is very easy to overdose. It's not a bad idea to talk with a vet about this.
     
  7. lcmc1127

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    I sell fresh eggs to our neighbors and I'm about to treat my hens with Ivermectin, how long does it take before I can safely sell their eggs again?
     

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