Dosage for Ivermectin?

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

  1. chikinluvr12

    chikinluvr12 In the Brooder

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    Ive got 32 chickens in the barn ive had for 3 years and free range no problems. I am keeping the others seperated from these ones obviously. The turkeys would roost in the barn with them maybe 6 times. Thats b4 I noticed the rapid deaths
     
  2. chikinluvr12

    chikinluvr12 In the Brooder

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    What is going on has anyone experienced this.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Do some research on blackhead (histomoniasis).

    -Kathy
     
  4. frizzlegirl

    frizzlegirl Hatching

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    If you mix ivomec with water it has only a short period that it is still effective so it best to give it individually orally or skin rather than let them drink it as it is rather bitter aswell
     
  5. casportpony

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    According to one study, ivermectin is not an effective wormer for poultry.

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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Ivermectin is still an effective dewormer for many parasites, but used at incorrect doses or for the wrong parasites will not work, and will increased the likelihood of resistant parasites developing. For lice or mites, you will need to re-treat in 10-14 days. Oral treatments will only work for internal parasites and blood-sucking external parasites, not for dander mites. For mites, clean out your coop and treat with an insecticide.

    There are several formulations.

    The 1% (10 mg/ml) injectable is in a propylene glycol base, which is water soluble. This can be mixed in the water at the rate of 4 cc (ml) per gallon. Make it in small amounts - enough for one day at a time. Offer for 3 days.

    For oral dosing of individual birds, give 0.2 cc per 10# orally.

    The pour-on is a 5% oil-based solution. Place 2-4 drops depending on size on the back at the base of the neck (on the skin, not the feathers)

    While Ivermectin is used in people as well as animals, it is considered an extralabel medication in chickens and there is no established withdrawal time. I would not hesitate to eat eggs or birds treated with Ivermectin myself, but would not give or sell them to others, as there is a risk that someone could be sensitive and have a reaction.

    There is a product called a No Mite strip, McMurray hatchery carries it, that helps control mites when hung in the coop.
     
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  7. casportpony

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    According to the study it was an ineffective wormer in chickens at many dosage levels.

    Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2816174
    Ivermectin as a bird anthelmintic--trials with naturally infected domestic fowl.

    Oksanen A, Nikander S.
    Abstract

    To evaluate the use of ivermectin as a bird anthelmintic, 29 White Leghorn hens naturally infected with Ascaridia spp., Heterakis spp. and Capillaria spp. were treated with 0.2, 2 or 6 mg/kg intramuscularly or 0.2 or 0.8 mg/kg orally. Faecal samples were collected before treatment and at autopsy, 2, 6, or 16 days after treatment, when the intestines were also examined for helminths. None of the treatments gave satisfactory anthelmintic results.
    PMID:
    2816174
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

    -Kathy
     
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  8. dawg53

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