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Ivomec Pour-On?? Frontline Spray??

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Garden Peas, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What dosage & application site have you tried when using Ivomec Pour-On to control external parasites (lice etc.) on peafowl? I have heard perhaps 1/2 cc - 1 cc per bird -- is this an appropriate amount? Where do you put it?

    I understand that this may (perhaps) not work on all lice or may be less effective in some areas of the country. I'm very interested to hear what experiences folks have had, and how they are using it.

    What about Frontline (fipronil)? I haven't read about use of it on peafowl. Apparently it is used externally on chickens with great success, but may be toxic if taken internally by baby quail. Has anyone tried it on peas? How much did you use?

    The chicken people mention using a drop (of the dog version spot on liquid) or a "spray" or a "brief spray" of the dog/cat spray version -- those are kinda fuzzy quantities for me, but I guess I could experiment. But wondering what success others have had?

    If you have used either of these products on your peas, successfully or not, could you please share?

    Thanks!
    GP
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    We use the Ivermec pour-on at one ml per bird. Just a couple of drops behind the head, on top, half ml between the shoulders, on the skin, and the rest below the tail and above the butt fluff, again on the skin.

    Doing this has removed all body lice and ear lice within a day or two.

    This bird we were looking at the eye for blindness and noticed the ear mites drinking at the eye. The easy way to check is to rub the top of the head and around the ears and you will see them scurrying about on dark feathers. One treatment and we never saw them again.

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That's good to know... I've tried ivermectin at the recommended doses by injection, orally, and topically... it made no difference, but then I tried a much higher dose and almost all the lice where gone the next day, so maybe the higher dose is what's needed? My testing was done on chickens, but will try a young peacock next.

    -Kathy
     
  4. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kathy, could you be persuaded to try the fipronil on a chicken?
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Sure... How much is it?

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  8. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There were actually a number of chicken threads that included Frontline (fipronil) when I searched -- interesting that I never found it come up for peas... I had never heard of this use, and stumbled across it while trying to figure out how much ivermectin pour on to use. It struck me that since ivermec isn't working all that well in some regions, that having a new/different topical lice treatment might be a good thing.

    And my lungs are too bad this year for me to even think about dusting the birds, mask or no.

    So I'm really curious about the fipronil.... I don't think they mean the Frontline plus, though -- it has something else in it, idk how that would work out.
     
  9. casportpony

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    If you believe what's in the parasite pedia link, it's not very safe in chickens, but I think chicken people use it. Of course I'd have to know the concentration of the spray and/or the spot on. :D

    -Kathy
     
  10. casportpony

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    The recommended dose of pour-on ivermectin is 0.5 mg/kg, the oral and injectable is no more than 0.4 mg/kg, though some pigeon people use as much as 1mg/kg.

    Pour-on is 5 mg/ml, injectable is 10 mg/ml and horse paste is 18.7 mg/ml.

    -Kathy
     
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