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Ivermectin 1.87% Paste-Mites

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coonriver, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. coonriver

    coonriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought the Equine Paste and was going to try it on my chickens i have read on here to use a small pea size drop orally on them and was wondering if i could put the paste on the back of there neck insted of orally? i have around 150 chickens and i have been putting on mineral oil but it is a lot of work on this many chickens so i got the paste.i thought about going in the coop at night and giving the ones that had mites orally but i think it would be less disturbing if i can just but a drop on the back of the neck.Mike
     
  2. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think orally would treat internal worms and topical would treat external parasites. I would get a spray or liquid if you're treating mites.
     
  3. dawg53

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    Quote:Equine pastes are given orally. Putting it on the back of the neck would be ineffective.
    With as many chickens as you have, you could purchase Safeguard liquid goat wormer and add 4cc per each gallon of water, leave it out for them to drink for 3 days straight. It must be their only source of water to drink. Discard the treated water after the third day. Retreat with same dosage, same amount of time, 10 days after last dosing from the first time. This would be the easiest way for you to treat them. There is a 14 day withdrawal after each dosing.
    Another way you can do this is give them the Safeguard liquid goat wormer as stated above for 3 days, then use Eprinex as a second wormer 10 days after using the Safeguard. You will only have 14 days withdrawal with the Safeguard, and no withdrawal with the Eprinex. Eprinex is administered on bare skin on the back of the neck of the chicken. Dosage is 1/2cc for standard size chickens, 1/4cc for smaller chickens. Eprinex will also prevent/kill lice and mites.
     
  4. coonriver

    coonriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Equine pastes are given orally. Putting it on the back of the neck would be ineffective.
    With as many chickens as you have, you could purchase Safeguard liquid goat wormer and add 4cc per each gallon of water, leave it out for them to drink for 3 days straight. It must be their only source of water to drink. Discard the treated water after the third day. Retreat with same dosage, same amount of time, 10 days after last dosing from the first time. This would be the easiest way for you to treat them. There is a 14 day withdrawal after each dosing.
    Another way you can do this is give them the Safeguard liquid goat wormer as stated above for 3 days, then use Eprinex as a second wormer 10 days after using the Safeguard. You will only have 14 days withdrawal with the Safeguard, and no withdrawal with the Eprinex. Eprinex is administered on bare skin on the back of the neck of the chicken. Dosage is 1/2cc for standard size chickens, 1/4cc for smaller chickens. Eprinex will also prevent/kill lice and mites.

    I thought that it would only work orally.would the paste still take care of leg mites given orally?none of our feed stores carry the goat wormer.so the Safegaurd works for leg mites also? Mike
     
  5. dawg53

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    Quote:Equine pastes are given orally. Putting it on the back of the neck would be ineffective.
    With as many chickens as you have, you could purchase Safeguard liquid goat wormer and add 4cc per each gallon of water, leave it out for them to drink for 3 days straight. It must be their only source of water to drink. Discard the treated water after the third day. Retreat with same dosage, same amount of time, 10 days after last dosing from the first time. This would be the easiest way for you to treat them. There is a 14 day withdrawal after each dosing.
    Another way you can do this is give them the Safeguard liquid goat wormer as stated above for 3 days, then use Eprinex as a second wormer 10 days after using the Safeguard. You will only have 14 days withdrawal with the Safeguard, and no withdrawal with the Eprinex. Eprinex is administered on bare skin on the back of the neck of the chicken. Dosage is 1/2cc for standard size chickens, 1/4cc for smaller chickens. Eprinex will also prevent/kill lice and mites.

    I thought that it would only work orally.would the paste still take care of leg mites given orally?none of our feed stores carry the goat wormer.so the Safegaurd works for leg mites also? Mike

    You never mentioned anything about leg mites. Safeguard doesnt kill lice or mites, only worms. I've never used paste with ivermectin in it to treat leg mites. For scaley leg mites you can use Nu-stock...should be in the equine section at the feed store or ask them. You can also use vaseline, vegetable oil. If it's a mite infestation you're dealing with and not worms, I recommend you use sevin dust on all your chickens and also dust their houses. You'll have to redust them and the coops again in 10 days. Good luck.
     
  6. coonriver

    coonriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes leg mites are the problem.i have been dusting and treating there legs for a couple months now but it is alot of work and messy doing it this way that is the reason for wanting to do a different treatment.
     
  7. down2roots

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    I know this thread is old, but I have definitely read that ivermectin works on mites. The concept is that it kills any biting parasite, as well as the internal gut parasites. That is what I've read in many forums. I'm about to use it for that purpose right now, in fact.
     
  8. dawg53

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    Quote:What are you going to use to treat the inside of their house?
     

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