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Eye Lice

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by casportpony, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Got a couple of decent pictures:
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    Treated with oral ivermectin.

    -Kathy
     
  2. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    They crawl to the bird's eye to drink their tears (at least that is what I think they are doing) and then they crawl back usually into the bird's ear. I always have a problem with these bugs getting on my peafowl. [​IMG]

    So was it just one oral dose of ivermectin and how much?
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    One oral dose did the trick. Gave 0.15 ml 1.87% horse paste.

    -Kathy
     
  4. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks I will have to do that!
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Did it work?

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  6. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My medication ... twice a day !

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    ... and it works ! [​IMG]
     
  7. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I don't understand why your lice are so much larger than mine.

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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Some of mine are quite small... They were so obvious on that hen, so I thought it would be worth documenting.

    -Kathy
     
  9. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    What I am wondering is if the large ones are regular lice and the very small ones are the ear lice.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Could be, though the head was the only place she had lice, not like the chickens that get them around the vent, legs, wings, and back.

    -Kathy
     

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