Ivermectin for mites & lice...not worms

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  1. Kemical Fenix

    Kemical Fenix Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all, I've read through plenty of old threads/posts on this topic but still have a few questions.
    1. My local feed store had only the 1% injectable form, I know it can be given orally or actual injection, but will putting this form on the skin also absorb like the pour on solution?

    2. If not, is there something I can mix it with that will allow for absorption via skin?

    3. Did/does it work for lice in addition to mites?

    4. Was/Is it necessary to do a second application(with any delivery method) after 10 days or so?

    I'm mostly interested in personal experiences or those of people you may know...anecdotal if you will. I know it's not approved for chickens, should do egg "withdrawal" for a week or 2 after dosing, etc. Any info/input on this would be greatly appreciated...thanks.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I have used the 1% injectable and the 1.87% paste orally for lice, but not mites. Orally with either, lice are gone in 24-72 hours. I have read about people using both the injectable and paste topically, but I have no idea how well it works.

    When I give it orally so far there has been no need to re-treat in 10 days with any of mine.
     
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  3. yellowherb

    yellowherb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used both liquid and paste, by mouth. Did not work at all for mites for me but I made a wowzer of a discovery that the chickens also had round worms the next day..

    Couldn't say about the lice, I did not have those on the chickens.
    I DO have them on budgies (they came in on a pair of tumbler pigeons, urgh!)
    Since they are feather lice and not blood suckers the only way of getting rid of them is by spraying something like pymethrin where they like hiding, generally under wings/on wings.
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Ivermectin will treat poultry lice. I used to think it wouldn't, but trust me, it does. :D
     
  5. yellowherb

    yellowherb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are poultry lice are different than feather lice? It's good to know that it will treat poultry lice, just in case :D
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @Kemical Fenix , just for grins I found a rooster with body lice and applied 1% topically. Will let you know in 2-3 days if it worked. [​IMG]
     
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    @Kemical Fenix, all lice are gone.
     
  9. Kemical Fenix

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    Yeah, thats strange cause mites are the 1 thing it should definitely work for. I'm thinking you didn't use enough or I've read that you need to mix with propylene glycol when given orally!?
     
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