Doramectin -- Dectomax

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  1. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While I was cruising the vet supply store today, I came across "doramectin" -- brand name Dectomax -- which is another "mectin" wormer. Here's the one I found:

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    I apologize for the poor photo quality. Has anyone used this in birds? Any idea whether it is effective? How would I dose it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Works the same as ivermec[​IMG]
     
  3. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmmm, ivermectin doesn't work... it's s different "mectin" - does this one work?
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't know as i have never used it but i have seen it, perhaps if ivermec does not work this would be an alternative like some other meds have alternatives , ivermec works here so have no reason to try something else.[​IMG]
    I use ivermec for my dogs monthly also but it does not kill all the worms they might get like tape worms.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Probably has the same efficacy as ivermectin. Dose is the same as 1% ivermectin, it's 0.02ml per kg. If my math is correct, dose for a 6kg peacock is 0.12ml.

    -Kathy
     
  6. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I thought Ivermectin used to work, but stopped working due to some resistance issues? So would this not have those issues? Do we know if it would be effective or not?
     
  7. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the active ingredient is the same, it would have the same resistance problems as ivermectin. I'm sure its in the same family, but don't know if the active ingredient is the same. Do you know that you have ivermectin resistant parasites?
     
  8. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks to me as though the active ingredient is different... doramectin not ivermectin... it's a different medication in the same family, I think.

    No clue if the parasites here are resistant... we just keep getting told here on byc that ivermectin is useless?
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Ivermectin when given at the recommended dose probably won't work, but I think you will find that many people are giving much more than 0.02ml per kg. [​IMG] Just the other day someone said that they give 2.5ml of the .05% to yearlings... For the average yearling that's 11x the recommended dose!

    -Kathy
     
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  10. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the key question is, why doesn't the ivermec work at the recommended dose?
    If it is a question of resistance, then would the doramectin, being a different drug, work or work better?
     

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