Invermectin Oral Paste 1.87% - What is Correct for Gapeworm?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rutus, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Rutus

    Rutus Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I've looked at lots of threads and cannot get a clear answer: if you have the 1.87% Invermectin paste sold for horses, what amount do you use to treat an average adult chicken for gapeworm, and what is the best way to administer it? Or do you get the liquid solution, or something else?

    Lots of discussion touching on this but I have not found anything conclusive. Dawg53, I bet you would probably know if anyone does. [​IMG]
     
  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I've been wondering this same thing! Hope you get some good responses. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. rita2paul

    rita2paul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine had gapeworm and i used verm-x i put it into a syringe with some water and put in her beak and administered it, i only have 4 chickens so it was easy to do and they love to be picked up so i had no problem getting hold of them, they didn't mind having the medicine poured into their beaks and swallowed the medicine ok, i added it to their water and to their treats they get in the morning i did this for 4 days and then stopped, there has been no problem since.
    hope this helps.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's not exact so don't take what I say as gospel, but we always just squeezed out a ball about the size of 2 BBs and swiped it into the roof of their mouth for worming with the invermectin paste. That's just how we used the paste, though we use the Invermectin liquid now for worming most of the time. Valbazen gets all the worms they can ever have, but it's more expensive than the other. I realize the paste is quite cheap, which is why we used to use that.
     
  5. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks for the imput! [​IMG]
     
  6. dawg53

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    Quote:Your chickens didnt have gapeworm, verm-x wont kill gapeworms.
     
  7. dawg53

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    A "pea" size amount is what I recommend, as speckledhen mentioned 2BB's equal about a pea size amount. If you are positive that it's gapeworm, it will take several dosings to get rid of them. Dose 10 days apart. Gapes and tapes are tough to get rid of.
     
  8. Rutus

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    Dawg, will the Invermectin paste do the job? if so, what would you recommend for dosing and method?
     
  9. Rutus

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    Oops, sorry Dawg, must have been typing as you posted your followup [​IMG] Thanks for the info, will give it a try and see how things go.
     
  10. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pea size sounds like a lot for a small chicken. Ivermectin usually doses by weight. [​IMG]
     

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