Does any one use ivermectin in chickens ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crazyhen, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    The 50mg/ml bottle?

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  2. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I really like the photos you posted with the peas.
    Thank you for finding all this information! I finally noticed on Jeffers they have it in the Pet section, not just the horse section, and that's where the lower concentrations are.



     
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  4. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, that makes it super clear. I'm adding it to my log so I'll have a permanent record. I really appreciate all the help I'm getting here, as always!
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  5. LizardLanding

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    It is important to note that Ivermectin is not licensed for chickens and as such the prescribing vet needs to set an appropriate egg withdrawl period and if appropriate, a meat withdrawal period. Eggs from hens that have had Ivermectin 1% must never be sold for human consumption.
    If you want to take the chance and eat the eggs, that is up to you. But keep in mind, it is not licensed for chickens.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC!

    It is not banned for use in egg laying chickens like some drugs are. It is okay to eat the eggs after a period of time. It's useless as a poultry wormer, so people are better off using something like Valbazen (albendazole) or Safeguard (Fenbendazole).

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  7. Joplus

    Joplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok well this has been a helpful thread. Of course the feed store is closed today but my guess is what I end up using will depend on what they sell. My first hope is to deworm with valbazen and maybe sevin dust or ivermec for the ticks. I've used orange guard and DE the past year with no success.
     
  8. Gypsi

    Gypsi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ticks on chickens? can you do any yard control for the ticks?
     
  9. Joplus

    Joplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are poultry ticks, found in the southern states, we're in AZ. They live in crevices so we tore down the coop today and threw it away. We are in the process of rebuilding with new wood and caulking all the crevices. My hens free range and they are passed by[​IMG] the wild bird. But I also found a worm in my hen so now I need to treat both internal and external parasites. I will update on what ends up working. I had no idea how bad it was til I tore apart the boards. This is a pic I took today, all this has been removed now.
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I would wonder if perhaps it is too much on the chicken's system to give two wormers at once. If you do that, be aware that wormers are hard on hens. I would not give two at once if it were me.
     

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