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Frontline spray...best way to apply to get rid of lice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by paddi22, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. paddi22

    paddi22 Hatching

    Sep 16, 2009
    Had to order proper poulty lice treatment online but in the meantime got a bottle of frontline spray from the vet.

    Would anyone know the best way to apply this, should I dilute and work it through the weathers using gloves? I tried researching it on the internet and got conflicting ways of doing it!

  2. melissa508

    melissa508 Songster

    Mar 23, 2009
    I never had any luck with those type of treatments. What worked best for me was ivermectin pour-on for cattle ..1/2 cc behind the neck & at the tail..cured the worst..beard mites..i hate those things.
  3. TexGardenGirl

    TexGardenGirl Songster

    Feb 2, 2009
    northeast of Dallas
    I've never used it on chickens, but I used to work for a companion animal vet, and at least for dogs & cats, it is designed so that as long as you get a sufficient dose on the skin (not just the hair), it spreads itself all over with normal skin movement. One vet I worked for used to put two spots on really big dogs (one between shoulder blades, one at the base of the tail) to help it spread faster. I don't know if it's different for birds & mammals.
    I never used the spray, so I don't know what the proper dose would be, I hope the vet told you? And you should be able to call back and ask them for more guidance since they sold it to you.
    Sorry I don't have more details - Good luck!
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    I use Permectrin dust from our local co-op
    for my cats dogs and chks, Never have used
    Frontline spray will you have to
    hold up the eggs after using
    this ask the vet.
    and if so for how long/

    edited for spelling.LoL
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    I haven't used frontline, but know folks who do. It is supposed to last for 3 months. I have heard very bad things about the eggs (exploding), so they must be tossed for at least a week; maybe two--can't even be used as hatching eggs or fed back to the birds.

    However, it apparently works very, very well.

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