Ivermectin pour-on wormer questions

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mmaddie's mom, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    OK... special ordered the Ivermectin/pour-on and FS just called and it is in!


    *Dosage for Bantam size birds? Placing it in drops on the back of neck...how many drops and what size needle to drop it from? Don't want to overdose!

    * Should I do the babies? Mostly about half grown.

    *Should I re-dose in 10 days or is one app. enough?

    *No eggs for 2 weeks?

    *How should I store the extra to keep it's potency?

    *ANYTHING else?

    I love my birds and I want to do this right!

    Thanks in advance.

  2. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Songster

    Jun 18, 2008
    Lennon, Michigan
    I use 2 big drops or 4 small drops (pinhead size) on bantams, 4-5 small or 7 big drops on LF. It is a pretty safe drug, so overdosing is not a big concern. It takes care of internal AND external parasites. We worm routinely spring and fall or if someone shows signs of a problem. You are "officially" supposed to withold eggs for 2 weeks, but Dr. Karcher (poultry specialist at MSU) says to box them up and send them to him and he will eat them. They haven't done any testing on poultry and Ivermectin (not cost effective-not enuf of a poultry market to support testing), so the "official" word is conservative. Redose in 10-14 days. Bottle will have storage instructions.
  3. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Great... good information!
    What is "LF"?
    Should I do my babies now with 1/2 doses or just wait until the next time I worm everyone? They have been raised with the big birds from the beginning... space, water, food, everything.
    After worming I plan to get everyone on DE... would that be ok to just do that for the youngin's?
    Again, thanks.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
  4. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Songster

    Jun 18, 2008
    Lennon, Michigan
    Oops, I meant to say 4-5 large drops and 7 small drops. I use whatever syringe is handy, so the drop size varies.

    Ivermectin is pretty safe. You could do the babies or not. If any of the flock have mites or lice, do everyone.

    LF=Large Fowl.

    I don't know about the DE, I don't use it.
  5. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Thanks, that helps. Glad Iver is pretty safe... so I don screw this up. [​IMG]
  6. Momma 2 silkies

    Momma 2 silkies Songster

    May 26, 2012
    How young is to young to worm?
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Depending on soil conditions; the earliest I've started worming is about 7-8 weeks.
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    If you're going to worm, get Safeguard liquid for goats or cattle or Valbazen and worm orally.

    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014

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