Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickndoglover, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. chickndoglover

    chickndoglover Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 10, 2009
    Victoria, BC Canada
    I have spent the last 2 hours reading all the posts on treating birds with Ivermectin and I think I have things straight but maybe some of you could confirm

    1. Dont eat the eggs for 2 weeks, although it seems some people have with no ill effects.

    2. Dont feed the eggs back to the chickens, as it reintruduces the medicine.

    3. Dont feed the eggs to dogs that are collie/sheltie breeds (which I have 3)

    Now a couple of questions:

    1. What about the dogs eating the chicken poop from the medicated girls?

    2. I see that ducks can also be treated, what about my turkey?

    Thank you for any thoughts:)
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    You have it right. If you can stop your dogs from eating the poop i would. That is where all the worms are going to be in. Sometimes they live for a while once they come out. They usually die even if they are eaten right after expelled, but i wouldn't take the chance. If they are free range and you worm your dogs regularly i wouldn't worry too much. If there in a pen i would just clean it as much as you can.
    ~ Not sure about the turkeys

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