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Iveron,Ivermectin,Eprinex questions!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jen5680, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Am I correct that these are 3 different things? Does anyone think one works better than the other?
    I need it for mites/lice and not really for worming.
    The cost is such a huge difference but I want the one that is the best.
    Also are these ok to use on older chicks? That is the main concern right now. (the older chicks)
    Thanks!
     
  2. ND

    ND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO, for lice/mites you will want a dusting of something like sevin dust. And, depending on which you actually have, you'll want to treat the coop, too. Lice pretty much live their entire cycle on the bird... they lay their eggs at the base of feathers, and don't nest in the coop. Most mites will actually nest in the coop, in small cracks and crevices...in bedding, etc. This is where they breed/hatch, but swarm at night usually, when the birds roost. The greatest numbers of them on the bird will be during the night, but there are usually some that can be found around the clock.

    Depending on what you're dealing with exactly, they may be biting bugs, or they actually may feed on the dander or feathers, but not actually bite the bird. This is where a lot of those meds fail when used to treat lice or mites... they have to actively feed off the bird, while the meds are in high enough concentrations in the blood, to be killed. There's not even a chance of that if they aren't biters...

    A thorough dusting of sevin dust, all up under the feathers everywhere... to include a dusting of the coop, roosts, bedding (if unable to clean it out and lay down a dusting before putting more back in) and nest boxs... will kill them no matter what kind they are, biting or not, lice or mites. You DO have to retreat in about 7-10 days... at least once... to get any that may be hatching. If you have lice, with eggs/nits on the feather shafts, you'll either have to remove those eggs or keep up on treatment until all have hatched/been killed.

    The easiest way I've found to dust the birds is to fill an old sock with the sevin (make a little powder puff), and the 'puff it' all up into the feathers, making sure you're getting it down to the skin. Really focus on the tail/vent area, under the wings, etc. I try to get everywhere but the head. I've found that if I grab a bird, hold them by both legs while they are laying on the ground, slightly lifting the legs but not dangling them off the ground, they quickly lay still, don't struggle, and I can gently lift them and roll them a little side to side and work the 'puff' up under all the feathers.


    I had previously tried using one of the topical dewormers that I'd been told would treat them (didn't phase them), and an oral dewormer didn't do it, either. I dusted them, repeated in about a week or so, and all is good-- instant results. I dust the coop every so often as a preventative, and I dust the birds about half as often just as a preventative to keep any infestation from taking hold.
     
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Quote:yes they are different, yes they work different, i have a paper that explains how to use eprinex and can get it for you if you want.
     
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Thank you both! I have used 7 b4 as a precaution thing from time to time but never had seen any bugs and the sock idea sounds great!!
    I really don' t no what I had on one of my older chicks but they were tiny, lightish brown and
    all up under the wing area. I have never had a problem like this b4 so this is a first for me. I was told
    Eprinex was great for killing biting bugs bt I jsut have no clue!
    It really sounds like 7 is the way to go adn that stuff is pretty cheap so that makes it even better! LOL!!
     
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    7 works great, and if you need to bath your chicken you can put the liqued in the water, but if you have a lot of birds to do use a mask and gloves
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I recommend sevin dust as well, just as ND stated. I dont recommend liquid sevin...water is repelled off chicken feathers, so will the the liquid sevin because it's mixed in water and wont get into the feathers to kill the lice/mites.
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:I would LOVE to read this.
     
  8. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Quote:I would LOVE to read this.

    Me too!!
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Me too please!!![​IMG]
     
  10. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I'll get it posted in the morning it's on the external harddrive and I'm on the iPod right now
     

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