Ivermectin? Some questions?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Silkiesandco, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little silkies all seem to have lice on them. I have heard people say to use ivermectin. I am really confused on what ivermectin is so i have a couple questions.



    What is it?

    How do you use it?

    How often do you use it?

    Does it kill eggs too?

    Where do you get it?


    Thanks. Hope you can answer my questions
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I hope this helps. Good luck.
     
  3. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ivermectin won't kill lice.Lice feed on the feathers,dander and dry skin., Their fluid intake is from the eyes and vent.. Sevin dust is way more effective applied once and repeated two weeks later
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Here is a picture of the front and back label. You can read it and decide for yourself.


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  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I am not hugely experienced with chickens, but there is a big difference with ivermectrin oral that we use for heartworm on our dogs, on our horses for worms, and the Ivomec pour-on that is used on cattle (and on some chickens here--an off-label use.) I hope people read the details before they use these products because they might use them incorrectly or overdose their chickens. We want to help our animals, but reading all the info we can sure will help.
     
  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Eggcessive[b :

    ]I am not hugely experienced with chickens[/b], but there is a big difference with ivermectrin oral that we use for heartworm on our dogs, on our horses for worms, and the Ivomec pour-on that is used on cattle (and on some chickens here--an off-label use.) I hope people read the details before they use these products because they might use them incorrectly or overdose their chickens. We want to help our animals, but reading all the info we can sure will help.

    This is why we are members of BYC. To get trusted and tried advice from people who are experienced with chickens. Which is where I got the dosage amount to use. No one is forced to take the advice. I've been here since the first chicks came in my door four years ago and the advice has not failed me yet. There are some exceptionally smart people here. I trust them.

    BYC is great in that sometimes there is not enough time to "read all we can". Since you admit to not being experienced with chickens , we will refrain from taking your advice. [​IMG] Unless I get some dogs, but then I expect there is a BYD, Back Yard Dogs. [​IMG]

    Take care ,

    Rancher​
     
  8. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are Ivermectrin and Eprinex the same medication? Do they contain the same active ingredient?
    I know that Ivermectrin does not kill worms, does not work in chickens.... at least not the injectible form.

    I bought Eprinex, it didn't really do much... IMO.... for mites. So, I went back to Sevin Dust. But, I am going to try it again (since I have it on hand) and spray the coop and all with a Permethrin Spray.
     
  9. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought Ivermectin did work for internal worms and external parasites.. I'm confused now.. dang it.. [​IMG]
     
  10. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well thanks for all your info [​IMG] but i just noticed I have some sevin dust and if that works then i wont need to get any ivermectin.
     

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