Ivermectin Overdose?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by louiseschwieker, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. louiseschwieker

    louiseschwieker Songster

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    I have a hen who is about 2 years old I gave her some Ivermectin on her back for mites. I think I put too much on her and I don't know what to do because she's acting lethargic. And she won't eat. Is there anything that I can give her to rid it of her body
     
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  2. Celeste Cannon

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    See if she'll eat mealworms, chickens love those. Try and get some food in her, give her treats if she'll take them. I don't know any 100% effective ways to get it off, I'm sorry. Maybe you could try giving her a bath, or you give her lots of water to drink she can get it out of her system. But if it gets worse maybe visit a vet. Good luck!
     
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  3. birdlegs7075

    birdlegs7075 Chirping

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    How many drops did you put on the hen?
    How much does it weigh?
     
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  4. louiseschwieker

    louiseschwieker Songster

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    She has lost a lot of weight from being sick beforehand. Maybe 2 lbs now. I had the ivermectin in a dropper that i realized was broken and it spilled out. Shes sitting with her head underneath her but she can bring it up but not for long. She's been drinking Pedialyte off and on for about 2 hours now
     
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  5. louiseschwieker

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    This is how she has been since this morning 20181106_175121.jpg
     
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  7. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    There is no antidote to Ivermectin. From what I have read, chickens tolerate Ivermectin really well, even in large doses. Some breeds of dogs can have serious reactions to it. Other than supportive care, keeping warm, hydrated, etc., I don't think there is much else you can do.
     
  8. louiseschwieker

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    It might just be her time. Thank you all. I'll see how she is in the morning and I'll update.
     
  9. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    I don't think the Ivermec od is the prob. If it was in a dropper, and spilled out, The most she got was a dropper full? Did it get in her mouth or eyes? Maybe someone who has more experience with this will come along, but I can't actually find anything saying a chicken is showing symptoms after an overdose of the pour on.
     
  10. louiseschwieker

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    I didn't get it in her eyes or even around her face. It might just be her time to go.
     
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