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Ivermectin Information

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by casportpony, May 3, 2016.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Thought I'd start a thread about ivermectin and share all of the info I have gathered so far.

    Two studies for everyone to read:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9269125

    Anthelmintic efficacy of ivermectin against Syngamus trachea and Capillaria spp. in pheasant.

    Lamka J1, Svobodová V, Slézková J.
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    Abstract

    Ivermectin (IVM) was perorally administered in dosage schemes 1 x 0.8 mg/kg of body weight (b.w.), 1 x 1.6 mg/kg h.w., 3 x 0.8 mg/kg b.w., and 3 x 1.6 mg/kg b.w. to pheasants infected by Syngamus trachea and Capillaria spp. The samples of faeces were coprologically examined. The clinical state of pheasant was controlled. In all of the used therapeutical schemes the helminthostatic or partially helminthocide effect against adults of worms was reached. The clinical signs of helmithoses were reduced only. IVM in tested doses is not possible to recommend as an effective drug of pheasant syngamosis and capillariosis.


    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2816174
    Ivermectin as a bird anthelmintic--trials with naturally infected domestic fowl.

    Oksanen A, Nikander S.
    Abstract

    To evaluate the use of ivermectin as a bird anthelmintic, 29 White Leghorn hens naturally infected with Ascaridia spp., Heterakis spp. and Capillaria spp. were treated with 0.2, 2 or 6 mg/kg intramuscularly or 0.2 or 0.8 mg/kg orally. Faecal samples were collected before treatment and at autopsy, 2, 6, or 16 days after treatment, when the intestines were also examined for helminths. None of the treatments gave satisfactory anthelmintic results.


    Formularies written by vets:

    From another formulary:

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    From a veterinary parasite book:
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    One drop of the 1% injectable = ~0.02 ml = 0.2 mg

    Here is how I calculate how much to give:
    Weigh of bird in pounds, divide by 2.2, times the mg/kg that I want to give, which lately is 1 mg/kg (most vets will suggest *much* less than that), divide by 10 = the amount to give.

    Example of what I give a five pound bird @ 1mg/kg:
    5 / 2.2 x 1 / 10 = 0.227 ml = 11 drops

    These are the amounts that a vet would probably suggest. FWIW, a vet here on BYC uses 0.3 mg/kg on their birds
    Example for a five pound bird @ 0 .2mg/kg:
    5 / 2.2 x .2 / 10 = 0.045 ml = 2 or 3 drops

    Example for a five pound bird @ 0 .3mg/kg:
    5 / 2.2 x .3 / 10 = 0.068 ml = 3 or 4 drops

    Example for a five pound bird @ 0 .4mg/kg:
    5 / 2.2 x .4 / 10 = 0.09 ml = 4 or 5 drops

    Example for a five pound bird @ 0 .5mg/kg:
    5 / 2.2 x .5 / 10 = 0.11 ml = 5 or 6 drops

    As always, please check my math. [​IMG] And if possible, consult with a vet on how much to give.


    Allegedly written by a vet:

     
  2. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting this. It is amazing. Never would have thought it to be non-effective.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I've met several people here that lost or almost lost their birds because they thought ivermectin was an effective wormer. Some people swear it works for them, other have paid the ultimate price. [​IMG]

    -Kathy
     

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