Ivercare paste for horses-safe for poultry?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spook, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    I picked up IverCare horse form of Ivermectin Paste 1.87%, did my math that I need to cut it in 1/2 for my standard birds to just under 1/8 cc and the use of 3 1/2 drops for the bantams (1/16 of a cc).

    What I am curious is that most Ivermectin comes as a clear liquid and this is a paste that I question if I would be safe using it. Please tell me what you think or recommend!

    Thank you in advance!
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, I've used it before, a BB size dollop in their mouth, but no more than that. I used it on Hawkeye when he came to live here. I also have used Safeguard paste, same amt, to worm and help fight cocci since it has anti-protozoan properties, though it isn't advertised as such. Fenbendazole/Safeguard cures Giardia in humans, for instance. Use at your own discretion since this is WAY off-label usage. It's just something I've had success with, but remember that tube is for a horse, so the amt must be tiny. I'm sure some wouldnt do it, but it really did help my persistant cocci I had this year. I dont think Invermectin has those same properties, though it's great for pests/worms.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2008
  3. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Once again speckledhen to the rescue. Thank you for bringing in your experience, I appreciate it!

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