Ivermax Equine Paste Dewormer/ Safe?/Effective/???

tiki244

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Ivermectin 1.87% will this work for worms in chickens? I bought this before I saw the post about only using Ivomec for cattle but am wondering how this would do?
 

dlhunicorn

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I can not find the link now but have read several places that you must not use this on chickens...
 

verthandi

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Interesting question. Do you remember any of the reasons? It appears that Ivomec might be a broader based wormer containing ivermectin and w/v clorulon if I read the lable correctly.
 

speckledhen

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The reason is that it's hard to know how much to dose. I do know of someone who has used it for years as a wormer for her birds. She has a website where she explains what she does with the paste and I have used her method one time, but since then decided that Eprinex Pour On is probably easier to dose and with no real withdrawal, at least that I infer from the "no meat, no milk" withdrawal, since its a cattle wormer.
 

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I used the paste. I squeezed out a one inch strip and put it in a pint jar of hot water. I let it sit overnight to dissolve and poured it into a one gallon waterer. Filled the waterer and swished it good to mix and that was the only water source for my chickens for 3 days. I confined them to the barn. HTey were not happy, but it was raining, so they would have been hunkered down in there anyway.
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I did a 4 week withdrawal time, which worked good as they were not laying much anyway, so it really turned into a 6 or 7 week period.
 

tiki244

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yes thats why I bought it and I had thought I looked it over pretty good to make sure there wasnt anything harmful in it.


speaking of cheaper----I just bought some really expensive cat litter--I bought a new bag of oyster shell for the chickens and one of the cats decided to get inside the bag and use for a handy dandy litter box rather than qalk the xtra 20 steps to the bathroom where her litter box is
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Back to the feed store I go!!!
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