Ivermectin-where to apply?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by joe17, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    I was wondering where is the best place to apply ivermectin pour on? I have heard on the back of their necks and where there wings start. Where is it most affective? Also, how does it work? It doesnt seem like a little bit of ivermectin can worm and kill any parasites. Does the bird absorb it?

    If I had a lice infestation, should I re apply ivermectin in 10 days?
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Hi Joe,

    The medicataion needs to touch the skin. Part the feathers and the fluff, and then put the drops directly on the chickens skin that you have exposed. These products are absorbed through the skin and go into the bloodstream. Any parasite that is sucking the chickens blood will be eradicated. It is a little difficult to avoid the fluff...which will wick the medication away from the skin. The reason for the back of the neck location is because it is easy for you to get at and difficult for the chicken to get at.

    -- A re-application in 10-days would get rid of any larvae that hatched after the first dosage.

    BTW a little bit of the product is effective. We use it and a variation ( Cydectin) on our cattle -- and it goes through cow-hide and gets rid of parasites on animals that weigh in the 1,000's pounds. (dosage is based on animal weight, that is why it is given to chickens by the dropfull)
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2011
  3. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2009
    Exactly how much of this do you use on chickens (don't wanna use too much if I decide to use this)? Does this work for worming AND lives & mites?

    Have a picture of the product?


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