Ivermectin Dosage?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlueCamas, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never wormed my birds, but I figured that it would be a good idea to treat them once or twice a year. I really didn't want to get the kind you put in the water so i got "Privermectin Pour-On for Cattle". I've read certain posts that say that 3 drops are a good dosage for average sized bantams. Do I only give it once, or do I give it again 10 days later? For those of you that are experienced what do you think of this plan?
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  2. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    feed pumpkin seeds instead of drugs
     
  3. dawg53

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    You'd be better off using valbazen cattle/sheep wormer or safeguard liquid goat wormer.
     
  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pumpkin seeds are more of a preventative measure than a treatment. I'd rather just kill the bugs and keep my birds healthy [​IMG]
     
  5. casportpony

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  6. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why do you say that? Is it pour on, injectable, exct.?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Both Valbazen and Safeguard are to be used orally. I like giving each bird an oral drench to ensure proper dosing. There is info on worms and wormers on page two and three of this document: http://www.avian.uga.edu/documents/pip/2005/PIPSept-Oct 2005.pdf
     
  8. cowcreekgeek

    cowcreekgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Note that Ivermectin will not treat tapeworms, but the following URL reports the dosage as:

    1/4cc Standard* 6-7 drops, Bantams
    *1 mm square of Ivermectin paste (large end of a flat toothpick) will de-worm a standard bird.
    Ivermectin is also effective against many external parasites.

    Do see the original document, prior to treatment:
    From the Universities of New Hampshire and Connecticut, Cooperative Extension
    http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/resource000811_rep844.pdf


    For further consideration, I offer the following:


    PARASITE (INTERNAL) SOLUTIONS

    The following treatments have been shown to be effective for eliminating internal parasites from poultry and game birds. Neither of these drugs (fenbendazole or leviamisole) has been approved for use by FDA, so the producer accepts all responsibility for their use. Both drugs have been very effective if used properly and will eliminate most types of internal parasites that affect birds. Caution: Do not use with birds producing eggs or meat destined for human consumption.

    Fenbendazole Treatments

    One-day Treatment

    1 oz Safeguard or Panacur per 15-20 lb feed

    Dissolve the fenbendazole product in one cup of water. Mix this solution well into the feed and give to the birds as their only feed source for one day. When completely consumed, untreated feed can be given. Be sure that the commercial medication contains 10% fenbendazole.

    Safeguard is a product of Ralston Purina, and Panacur is a product marketed by American Hoechst. One ounce of medication will treat about 1000 10-oz bobwhite quail. Adjustments of the amounts of medication and feed needed may be necessary depending on the number and size of the birds.

    Three-Day Treatment

    1.2 oz Safeguard or Panacur in 100 lb feed
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    4 oz pkt of "Worm-A-Rest Litter Pack" (Ralston Purina) in 50 lb feed
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    5 lb bag of "Worm-A-Rest Mix Pack" in 495 lb feed

    Feed all the medicated feeds free-choice for three consecutive days. The feed mixtures provide 75 ppm fenbendazole. Quail will receive about 1.7 mg/bird each day for adult birds or 2.75 mg/lb of bodyweight.

    Fenbendazole has been shown to be a very effective treatment for eliminating Capillaria (capillary worms), Heterakis (cecal worms), Ascaridia (roundworms), and Syngamus spp. (gapeworms). Toxicity from overdosing with fenbendazole is very remote. Research indicates that amounts up to 100 times the recommended dosages have been given under research conditions without adverse effects to the birds. Use of this product during molt, however, may cause deformity of the emerging feathers.

    Leviamisole Solutions

    52 gram (1.84 oz) pkt Tramisol in 100 gallons water
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    13 gram (.46 oz) pkt Tramisol in 25 gallons water
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    52 gram (1.84 oz) pkt in 3 qt water (stock solution)

    Dissolve the 52 gram packet of "Tramisol Cattle and Sheep Wormer" or the 13 gram packet of "Tramisol Sheep Drench Powder" into the appropriate amount of water. If the stock solution is used with a water proportioner, be sure that the stock solution is dispensed at the rate of 1 oz/gallon in the drinking water.

    Any of the solutions are effective at treating Capillaria (capillary worms), Heterakis (cecal worms), and Ascaridia (roundworms). The solutions contain .5 gram of leviamisole per gallon of water. Allow the birds to drink the solution for one day, then remove. In severe cases, the treatment can be repeated every 5-7 days.
     
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