Dosage for Ivermectin?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bheila, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    Can someone give me the dosage for injectable Ivermectin? Also, is it best to put it on their skin, in the water or in their mouths? I'm treating for worms and lice. I have about 50 standard hens and roosters to treat. Thank you in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    Any other ideas?[​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    For that many birds, I would think that dosing the water would be the way to go. I can't imagine trying to wrangle that many chickens to drop it on their neck! [​IMG]
    You just have to make sure you remove all other sources of water... puddles, especially. [​IMG]
     
  4. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    For that many birds, I would think that dosing the water would be the way to go. I can't imagine trying to wrangle that many chickens to drop it on their neck! [​IMG]
    You just have to make sure you remove all other sources of water... puddles, especially. [​IMG]

    That's what I was thinking. What about my ducks then. They are all housed together. Do you know how much Ivermectin to how much water? Also, will this work for lice? I read it on some other posts, but you always get different opinions.​
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    1.5 cc per gal of water dosage for chickens only

    waterfowl consume too much water and can od

    It will not kill the usuall dander type lice as they do not eat blood meals.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2008
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I had to use it on my ducks. I gave each 0.05 cc (i think) right in their mouth.

    Ive read when treating chickens, Take a 1 inch strip and put it in hot water and let it sit overnight. Then pour the womer water into a 1 gallon waterer and fill up. Then give them that for 3 days. I did that on my new OEGB I purchased, just as a precaution.

    I use the 1.87% paste!
     
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  7. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    One more thing....I know that your not supposed to eat the eggs for two weeks. So how long do I treat my chickens for? A week or?
     
  8. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I just finished putting it on my showgirls necks. Since the backs of their necks are bare it was pretty easy to do. I waited until they were roosting for the night and went down the line.
    I have a question as well. I read this on an MSN forum, but can't post there with my question.
    "Ivermectin is effective against a large variety of worms and works also against mites. You can place a drop of the oil based medication on the skin behind the neck, or administer orally: Give 7 drops orally to a bantam and 0.25cc to a large chicken. If you put it in their waterer, use 6 cc / gallon for 2 days and to treat for worms, repeat in 12 days. To inject, give subcutaneously as follows: Little bantams (rosecombs, golden seabrights: 0.5cc. Brahmas, Silkies, Orpingtons: 1.0 cc. Standards: 1.5 cc. Jersey Giants: 2cc"

    My question is do I have to repeat the drop on the back of the neck? It isn't clear here if I do or not?
     
  9. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    I've never had effective results with Ivermectin in water. It is an oil base and does not mix well at all. I use an eye dropper and apply it to the chicken's skin below their vent. I have a head lamp that has a red light and I just do them at night when they are on the roost.

    I let the dog have the eggs for the ten days following. No issues. But most of them are not laying when I treat them.

    I've never lost a bird from this treatment.
     

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