Ivomec/Eprinex

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Granny Hoffman, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been finding round worms in the girl's poop for a couple of days. I was given a bottle of Ivomec/Eprinex and I want to try this and see if it will get rid of the worms. Could someone tell me what the dosage would be for standards and bantams. I have 2 different size syringes a 3ml and 1ml.

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  2. BlacksheepCardigans

    BlacksheepCardigans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which one is it, ivomec (and if ivomec, injectable or pour-on) or eprinex? The dose is not the same, and ivomec is not very effective on worms in chickens. Great for mites. If you want to try, the injectable ivomec dosage would be extremely tiny, under one-tenth of one ml, and should be done orally. Eprinex has not been tested on chickens and there is no recommended dose. I know it's used on this forum and I'm not telling you not to use it, but I am telling you that any dose would be a guess.
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ivomec has eprinex on the label. I am looking at the box. I used a few drops on mine but they were bantams. YOu can do a search on here for ivomec and find one that has directions that you like. There are many different view points on doctoring them so you kinda have to find someone you think makes sense.
    sharon
     
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  4. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Did you use it for worms or mites and was it effective?
     
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used it when my chickens had either mites or lice (I am not sure which as I couldn't see them but could feel them on my arms after I picked them up). I also am using it for scaly leg mites on some rescue chickens. While I was reading on here what to do for the scaly leg mites I read that ivomec would also kill some internal parasites. You should do a search on here really to decide for yourself. There are those who say use it and those who say don't. I imagine in reality there are many medicines that will kill worms. I also still ate the eggs...
    sharon
     
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  7. Granny Hoffman

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    Thank you for the information. I was wondering about the search function, I couldn't get anywhere with it.
     
  8. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone posted on here good info about worming twice which is what I think you may be referring to. First with a more gentle wormer and then following up with ivomec or ivermectin. I haven't wormed yet I was dealing with mites and creepy crawlies! I bought some of the more gentle wormers to have on hand for when I need them.
    sharon
    ETA: yes that is the thread. I need to save that info too
     
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