Ivermectin for scaley leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by newarkrooster, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. newarkrooster

    newarkrooster Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one hen with scaly leg in my flock of 35, but I don't want it to spread, I have Ivermectin pour on for my cattle, could I put it in a small bottle (like one for spray glasses cleaner) and spray everybodies legs, with a few spritzes?? Would this work as a preventative for the others?
     
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  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I put some ivermectin paste on a chickens legs and it cleared it up for her. It was a very tiny amount though. I do think it would work, just dont use very much at all. [​IMG]
     
  3. tingle

    tingle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some ivomec super for cattle can I use this for chickens or are there different types/strengths of ivomec (I bought it for an issue with a stray dog I dont have cattle)
     
  4. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    I`ve used it for lice and mites as well as most internal parasites and it works great. However, the recommended use is a couple drops at the base of the back of the neck. It works through the blood stream, being absorbed through the skin. I`m sure it would be absorbed through the kegs as well. When I use it I don`t use the eggs for a month. For the price of it, I would use a can of WD40 and spray everyones legs. You might have to spray again in a week, but you wouldn`t have issues with eating the eggs. You can bet that one hen showing scaley leg means everyone has them, but they don`t show yet. Be sure to spray the roost and dust the nests, as well as most of the coop........Pop
     
  5. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
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    The last time our free range chickens had scaly legs I used just plain old vasoline. I put it on everyone and poof they were gone I only had to apply it the one time. If its mites you want to suffocate them and the vasoline works just as well.
     
  6. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Absolutely correct. Any kind of oil will drown the little vampires, even used motor oil. Don`t forget to spray the roost with WD40 and dust the coop......Pop
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I use Vick's vapor rubs on their legs, works like a charm too! Got that info from a well known Silkie breeder. [​IMG]
     
  8. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should give it orally for leg mites. Leg mites burrow under the skin so it's hard to penetrate them with topical pesticides. You can either dose each bird individually or put it in their water. I don't remember what the dose it, but it's not much.
     
  9. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you spread it on thick or thin? Oh and how many times do you do it?
     
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  10. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
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    Does anyone have pix of this condition? I just saw that my sumatra roo has a strange bumpyness to his legs.
     
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