Ivermectin for worming - Question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenlady, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    I am not able to get the ivermectin injectable in our feed store, Can ivermectin paste 1.87% be used? How and what dosage? Or am I better off waiting to find the injectable?
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    What are you treating?
  3. I used that on my Mandarin Hen that I suspected of gapeworms. She was coughing and was gasping for air. So I gave her 0.05 ml of the paste, I shot it down her throat with a needleless syringe.

    It can also be used on chickens.

    Here is TerrieLacy's post on a thread about 1.87% ivermectin paste.
    I used the paste. I squeezed out a one inch strip and put it in a pint jar of hot water. I let it sit overnight to dissolve and poured it into a one gallon waterer. Filled the waterer and swished it good to mix and that was the only water source for my chickens for 3 days. I confined them to the barn. HTey were not happy, but it was raining, so they would have been hunkered down in there anyway.
    I did a 4 week withdrawal time, which worked good as they were not laying much anyway, so it really turned into a 6 or 7 week period.

    The thread is https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=38579

    will be doing her method later this fall.​
  4. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    I wanted to treat my hens for gapeworm as some of them are starting to do a little abnormal head shaking. I want to take care of it BEFORE it becomes a big problem. I just wormed them with wazine and will wait a little bit and then worm them with ivermectin as wazine only takes care of round worms.

    Sundown, thanks for the info on the paste.

    Would it be best to use the paste, the injectable, or the pour on? Is there much of a difference?
  5. Quote:For gapeworms, the paste would be best. Since you can inject the paste into the mouth and it will get one the worms.

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