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Ivormectin and Lice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by My Lay D's, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. My Lay D's

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    Do I understand this correctly? Ivormectin 1% Injectable CANNOT be placed on the back of the neck to treat lice...it has to be the Ivormectin 5% pour on??? Anyone???
     

  2. dawg53

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    My Lay D's :

    Do I understand this correctly? Ivormectin 1% Injectable CANNOT be placed on the back of the neck to treat lice...it has to be the Ivormectin 5% pour on??? Anyone???

    You are correct. However, ivermectin of ANY kind wont kill lice on chickens, only mites. I recommend that use use sevin dust to kill the lice, dust their coop and redust everything in 10 days.​
     
  3. Annschooks

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    Quote:I would disagree with that statement, as lice are a biting parasite which brings them into contact with the blood of the chicken, they are going to be killed by Ivermectin.
    Since Ivermectin pour on is marketed as a wormer, its action is to break the life cycle of fleas.
     
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    Quote:I would disagree with that statement, as lice are a biting parasite which brings them into contact with the blood of the chicken, they are going to be killed by Ivermectin.
    Since Ivermectin pour on is marketed as a wormer, its action is to break the life cycle of fleas.

    Lice in chickens do NOT suck blood, only mites suck blood from chickens: Please read these links.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig140
    http://ohioline.osu.edu/vme-fact/0018.html
     
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