Ivermectin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wohneli, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any advice on this stuff? My poor girl has this scale on her legs and there are several posts that refer to it.
    In the next few weeks I was hoping to introduce new chickens to the coop (she is currently alone). Should I use this stuff and dust the coop also? The yard?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check for mites around the vent are if she has them there use the dust , if not then dont use dust, you can treat the leg mites with the ivermec or you can coat then in vaseline or use the old fashoned method by dippinfg the legs in kerosene, or sulpher ointment
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    soak the legs in warm water, remove as much crust as possible, coat/ drench with vegie oil, repeat every 4 days for 2-3 weeks.

    Ivermectin works for lice/ mites/ worm, we use cattle pour on type, 3-4 drops back of the neck for larger chickens, 1-2 drops for bantams and younger chicks.
     
  4. lesterlu

    lesterlu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have also read that a couple drops of tea tree oil mixed in vaseline, or VetRX rubbed on their legs for several days.

    i havent needed it, yet. my silkies have rough legs that made me worry, but the vet said they're feather pins.

    good luck, post back your results!
     
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  5. clhbubba

    clhbubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is kerosene not toxic to fowl?
     
  6. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
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    some people have used these kinds of oils..(kerosene and such)

    but I wouldn't..JMHO.

    Bag Balm is a good option..
     
  7. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
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    You use INJECTABLE ivermectin in the water (only water source) for 3 days & then 2 weeks later for 3 days again for scaley leg mite. 4cc/ml in a gallon.
     
  8. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks all
     
  9. Kimiko

    Kimiko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are mixing injectable ivermectin in water--make sure it is the water soluble. If it's in a propylene glycol carrier, it won't stay stable for very long in water.

    Mineral oil works well for scaly mites. Sevin dust can be used for the coop.

    If you're in the US, Ivermectin is not labelled for use in chickens FYI.
     
  10. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its labeled for cows, swine and sheep from what I see. I need it for one poor chicken and the smallest I can find is equal to about 50 doses.
     

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