Ivomec Eprinex Pour On - How often?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jjthink, May 25, 2008.

  1. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi. For general application with no known parasite problems, how often should this product be used on chickens? I last applied sometime last fall - there were no known problems then either...

    Thanks.

    (What got me thinking about it is that my hen's comb is looking a little pale - she is completely asymptomatic otherwise - great appetite, energy, attitude, perfect eggs, poops to beat the band, etc. He roo buddy's comb is a nice bright red. Maybe I'm hallucinating but I could swear hers has paled compared to its normal color...)

    JJ
     
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
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    I use it on all my birds every 6 months. Plus any new birds I buy or bring in gets a dose then they get another dose in 10 days. Then it's once every 6 months. The stuff works great and it's so easy to use.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:How much do you put on them? I know we use it on our cattle, and it says there's no withdrawl time...do you still use the eggs?
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Katy,
    You use .25cc per bird. I don't eat the eggs for two weeks just in case. I just scramble them up and feed them back to the birds.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Thanks!
     
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks everyone!

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    Last edited: May 31, 2008
  7. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    ok, I know this is a stupid question but is it given on their food or force fed?
    As far as the paling comb...try putting some olive oil on some bread as a treat. It will turn amazingly red...something to do possibly with the crop? See Speckled Hen's posts.
     
  8. KLH2010

    KLH2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And what range of parasites is it supposed to kill?
     
  9. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    ozark, your question is not stupid at all - it's a good question!

    The Ivomec Eprinex "pour on" is placed on their skin low on the back of their necks (so they can't access it). The amount of .25cc (cc being same as ml) for a ~ 5.5 pound bird (it's .5cc for a very large bird twice that size) is the dose quoted above and the one I've read elsewhere here on BYC. It's a very small amount.

    It's supposed to get most parasites (tho not tapeworm) - I seem to recall googling it to get more info....
    JJ
     

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