Ivermectin Question...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by darin367, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Used ivermectin pour on today for mites, do i have to treat again in 10 days or does ivermectin treat in 1 dose...... thanks guys....
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    You need to re-treat in 10 days. You also need to thoroughly clean out and treat the coop.

    Good luck.
     
  3. mlward

    mlward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was under the impression that with that stuff, you only did it twice a year. I treated my flock this spring and will again in the fall. But, I did follow up in 1 week with another coop cleanout and dusted the coop, nestboxes and all the birds with Sevin. Seems to have worked well. Now, I dust the coop, run and nestboxes regularly with DE and throw some on the chickens too. I did see yesterday where someone treated with the eprinex and then re-dosed in 7-10 days. Apparently there didn't seem to be any adverse reaction. [​IMG]
     
  4. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

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    I have retreated in 10 days to get any newly hatched mite/lice eggs. The people that are treating twice a year with ivermectin are treating for worms. Ivermectin will do both worms and external parisites.
    You can treat with the ivermectin followed up with a retreatment of poultry dust (seven) to rid them of newly hatched mites/lice. Again, make sure you clean the coop and dust it or you will just be looking at a new problem down the road as any mite/lice left behind will find the birds and start the process all over again.

    Good Luck
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Anytime you use ivermectin, you ARE worming. Its primary purpose is a wormer for larger livestock. There is a 2 week withdrawal period after using ivermectin. Since ivermectin kills many types of worms, you risk a toxic worm overload in your chickens, which can possibly cause death. It's better to use sevin dust, poultry dust, or Adams products for lice/mite treatments.
     

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