Mites and Ivermectin usage

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yellowherb, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Did some math and the 0.4mg dose is 0.018ml per pound.

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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Just checked that post and the amount of 1% injectable that they use topically is 0.1ml for bantams and up to 0.2ml for standard sized fowl. Note that I am not suggesting that this amount is okay, just thought some might want to know how much one cat/dog vet uses in their own birds.

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  3. yellowherb

    yellowherb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @casportpony Wow, that is a huge difference. Seems like the decimal points may have been moved on post #2, but I think may have been a cut and paste and not IceAngel's fault. But it does lead back to the information freely available across the web and even on BYC should be researched further. One person says XX and the other person says YY so it's very confusing.

    chances are I originally OD'd my chickens on ivermectin and I'm lucky I did not kill them or poison them too bad. thank you for more definitive information.

    UPDATE on fipronil, spot treatment. I've held several sultans that were the most affected by the mites. Not a single mite on them. I think if they are picking up any while free ranging its killing the mites instantly. I have not redosed or sprayed them since the first spot treatment. Only the future will say if the eggs are fertile since the hens are molting right now and I'm not getting any eggs.

    (poor chickens are probably so toxic right now their eggs would glow in the dark)
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Even the vet is giving a lot. If they really are giving 0.1ml to something the size of an OEGB, that's a huge amount!

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  5. casportpony

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    Many people here give Zimectrin Gold horse paste, which has more ivermectin per ml than the liquid, and they give about 0.25ml when they do, which is about 4.4mg of ivermectin.

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  6. yellowherb

    yellowherb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Somewhere I had read to use a pea sized bit of the ivermectin paste. That's 1.8% if my memory is right. We ended up using that before spot treatment and it did leave us with some round worms, but sadly did not seem to do a thing to the mites.

    At this point I feel as if I have been experimenting on my chickens like a mad scientist. But it worked and now it's just the long road back to full heath and shining glorious feathers and poof.
     
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    yellowherb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1.8% is per ml or whatever unit it's measured by, not referring to the pea size being 1.8, math Is really NOT my strong suit. :(
     
  9. casportpony

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    You're one of the many that have done so... That pea sized amount is about 0.25ml, which is 4.7mg ivermectin and equals 0.47ml of the 1% liquid. It's a pretty safe dose in poultry, but much less is toxic to some types of finches and another small bird. Read that link I posted.

    -Kathy
     
  10. yellowherb

    yellowherb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @casportpony While I have your attention Kathy, one of my hens has a eye infection. Its definitely from a poof head feather growing into her eye and irritating it and not anything more serious. We have been giving her doxycycline but it does not seem to be helping at all. We also tried neomycin eye drops which also did not help. I was thinking of moving her over to Bactrim do you have any thoughts on this or recommend a better med?

    On hand I have Sulfamethazine sodium, Cephalex, Tetracycline, Bactrim, doxycycline, and rondiazole.
    I live in the country with no bird vets around so I keep a large array of meds around in case of emergency.
     

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