Double dosing a roo with ivermectin ?s

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gritsar, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I wormed my whole flock the other night including my roo, with ivermectin.
    I still need to do something about my roo's swollen feet. A "chicken doctor" told me it was scaly legs mites, even though it's not a classic presentation of scaly leg mites.
    I've tried just about everything else - vaseline, etc. - with no improvement.
    I want to try using ivermectin mixed with oil and paint his legs with the solution.
    How long do I need to wait to use the ivermectin again after worming him on the back of the neck?
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Ivermectin kills scaley leg mites when taken internally. You will not see a difference until his scales start to grow out.

    I would not dose him again for at least a month.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Thanks!
    I think I may have already killed the mites via suffocation with an anti-fungal we were trying before the diagnosis was confirmed.
    What I'm seeing may just be raw skin waiting for the scales to grow back.
     

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