Did I receive the right stuff

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Malmendier, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Malmendier

    Malmendier In the Brooder

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    I wanted a wormer trying to take a picture of a product before I make a terrible mistake and use the wrong stuff 15550230337652779876606441888212.jpg
     
  2. SurferchickinSB

    SurferchickinSB Crowing

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    Ivermectin is used as a topical insecticide and wormer on lots of different animals, but I don’t know the dosage for chickens. Will you be spraying them with it?
     
  3. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Pig Whisperer

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    I believe it’s off label for poultry. There might be dosing information on the site though.
     
  4. casportpony

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    That is 0.05% pour on ivermectin and it can be used to treat lice, leg lites, and possibly other mites. However, it is not an effective poultry de-wormer. It will probably treat large round worms, and possibly cecal worms, but is unlikely to treat capillary worms and gape worms.

    The dose I would use is 0.1 ml per pound of body weight topically on the skin on the back of the neck (0.5 ml or 1/2 ml per five pounds).
     
  5. micstrachan

    micstrachan Free Ranging

    Kathy,
    Can I do this for scaly leg mites? Is there any risk? Don’t love the idea of chemicals, but I’m not super disciplined with treating it and Lucky seems to have it. Roxy, too, maybe. Both my Wyandottes! A couple times I have brushed on a mix of Vaseline plus castor oil plus a few drops of tea tree oil, but not consistently.
    Thanks,
    Michelle
     
  6. casportpony

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    Ivermectin or moxidectin is what this suggests, and it's what I have used:
    http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/knemidocoptiasis-birds
     
  7. casportpony

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    Yeah, I hear you on that! I am way too lazy to apply Vaseline as often as it's needed. :oops:
     
  8. micstrachan

    micstrachan Free Ranging

    Thanks! I think Ruby has it, too, but she has enough going on right now.

    For worms, do the birds need to ingest it? Just curious. I have Valbazen on hand, but haven’t needed it yet.

    @Malmendier, looks like you need to get something else?
     

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