Lice/Mites and an Ivomec Question

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ThornyRidge, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. ThornyRidge

    ThornyRidge Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    Some of my birds.. well all of them but some have it worse.. have lice/small creepy crawlies within their feathers/scurring around on skin.. I have found and removed clumps of white eggs at base of feathers near vents.. I have used a poultry duster that I hate.. anyway I am wondering how does one administer the ivomec.. I currently have the injectable ivomec (marked for cattle) that I use for my goats to get rid of internal and external parasites and for them I give them about 1 cc per 15 lbs. orally. How does one do this for a chicken? Is the ivomec given orally if it is the injectable kind? Or should you buy the pour on kind and put that on the skin and if so where on the skin do you do this and how much? Anyone wiht experience on this please give me your advice. I have never used anything but straight old dust baths and lice/mite dust/powder. HELP!!!
  2. moduckman

    moduckman Songster

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    I haven't used Ivomec, but have heard it works. I favor the frontline spray, which is found at putstores and on the internet. Costs around $30 for an 8 oz. bottle, It squirt a spray or two on the back, under the feathers and onto the skin. If the vent is infested bad, i'll put a squirt on that two. This will work for several months and kill the eggs before they hatch.
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    Ivomec.. the one to use is pour-on for cattle, 2 drops behind the neck (skin) for bantams, 4-5 for poultry.
  4. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Ivomec Injectable (ivermectin)

    Ivomec injectable is used for treatment of worms in your fowl, and can be used to help keep external parasites, like Red Mites, down too.


    You will need a syringe to get ivomec out of the bottle, and you can use it to apply the dosage listed below by holding the birds mouth open, and dripping it into the back of its throat. Another method is to apply the correct dosage to a piece of bread, then feed it to the bird you are treating.

    * 5 to 7 drops orally for adult size birds.
    * 3 to 5 drops orally for bantam size birds.

    It is recommended to worm your fowl on a regular basis, and this method will need to be repeated every 2 to 3 months to keep worms under control. In severe cases, you may want to retreat the bird 10 days after the initial treatment, to make sure you take care of the problem.

    Ivomec can be purchased at most farm supply stores in the cattle section.
  5. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Songster

    Feb 13, 2008
    is it safe for the eggs though........what is the withdrawal time?
  6. xke4

    xke4 Songster

    Feb 3, 2007
    Hmm. The vet that I work for calculated the dose for me as 2 drops for the standards and 1 drop for the bantams. It is the injectable IVOMEC. Be sure to wear gloves as I have found that if you get it on your hands, you get a bad taste in your mouth that lasts for a while. Also, it is not necessary to shoot it into their mouths, doing so runs the risk of aspiration. Just pry their beaks open with one hand and apply the drip just inside the mouth. Take all of them out of the coop and replace them as you do it as to not double dose one by mistake.
    I repeat the procedure in 10 days to 2 weeks and do not eat the eggs until 2 weeks have passed the last date.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2009
  7. Burdock Farm

    Burdock Farm Hatching

    Jan 26, 2009
    Is it really safe to use the Frontline? Diatamaceous earth was recommend to me.
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator

    Sep 25, 2007
    DE will keep the incidence of mites/lice down, but it will not get rid of an infestation.

    The Ivomec you should use, according to experienced folks on BYC and according to my avain vet, is Ivomec Eprinex. It's dripped onto the back of their necks. I do not know correct dosage (as far as how many drops), but if you search for Eprinex on here, you'll find it.
  9. Burdock Farm

    Burdock Farm Hatching

    Jan 26, 2009
    Is the Ivomec Eprinex applied like Advantage for flea control on dogs? What is the withdrawal time after treatment?
  10. archhx19th

    archhx19th Hatching

    Oct 8, 2009
    I have the 1% injectable Ivomec (cattle) and have both bantams and normal size birds. That is why I need a dose for both sizes. There seems to be a lot of variety in dosage. I want my birds to be treated and safe. What about egg withdrawal times and repeating dose?

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