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Correct dosage Ivomec Eprinex? SO CONFUSED!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wateboe, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. wateboe

    wateboe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone in my flock has worms. I picked up Ivomec Eprinex pour-on for beef and dairy cattle today after reading multiple posts about it. I have the correct syringes as well. Now, confusion sets in!

    Please, folks who have used this before, tell me what the correct dose (dropped on the back of the neck) is for standard birds and bantams... please? I have read many different things in previous posts and I am left completely confused and feeling quite muddled.

    We have a range of ages represented in our flock of 19 birds. There are several adults (at least a year old), a few "teenage" pullets (maybe 10 or 12 weeks old), and a few at 7 weeks old. Should I only treat the adults at this point an worm tha others later? At what age?

    Unicorn, I have tried to visit the shilala link but all I get is a blank page. Is that info still available somewhere?
     
  2. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I have used this many times on my birds....

    standard's .5cc
    bantams .25cc


    edited to say: that I am not sure what age "not" to use this on. I have only used it on adults. I am sure someone else will come along with that answer.
     
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  3. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I used 1/4 cc on my standards, since they were under twenty weeks. I did find that I needed to repeat the treatment 7-10 days later.
    I don't know if 7 weeks is too young, but if they're the size of your average bantam and you really think it's necessary, I'd go for the low dosage.
     
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  4. wateboe

    wateboe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kinnip, I am not at all sure that my little guys even need to be treated at this point. I just introduced them into the coop but they are still kept seperate from the big birds in their own cage. If I treat all of the adults and large juveniles now, that should reduce the risk to my little ones, I think.

    Do you have any feelings about how long I should wait to release the untreated youngsters in with the treated adults? I am imagining that the Eprinex works pretty quickly, so that any worms that are passed should be dead or dying right away. Some of the babies are clearly large enough to be introduced, some are still pretty tiny. I am eager to introduce them when they are big enough.

    Will the remaining Eprinex be usable in the spring?

    I saw some great tips about this stuff a week or so ago (about pouring a small portion into a GLASS bottle with glass dropper for immediate use, etc.) but I can't seem to locate that thread now, darn it! Thanks to both of you for passing on your experience, it is much appreciated.
     
  5. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try to PM Speckled Hen she nows the dosages.
     
  6. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try a search on cocci on this forum and see if you can find the thread and I think on one of mine Speckled Hen wrote some dosages on it but not sure.
     
  7. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    I use the same as Barnyard -
    1/2cc for standards
    1/4cc for bantams

    I did all my birds that were 5 months and older. I did not do the younger ones. This my choice. I worm once a year in the fall. Some people worm twice a year.
     
  8. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Quote:How many times a day and for how many days? Thanks
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You treat them once, on the bare skin at the back of the neck, topically. Then two weeks later, you do it again. That's it.
     
  10. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See I figured she would know the answer. Thanks Speckled Hen, good info for future problems if any.
     

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