Mites/Lice and pour on Ivemectin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by isadream, May 21, 2010.

  1. isadream

    isadream Songster

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    My poor broodies have some mites on them and I have lost the dosage of how much of the pour on cattle ivemectin I am supposed to put on per chicken--I have LF and bantams. Anyone have the dosage handy? I would like to do this tonite while they are roosting.

    Thanks,

    Renee
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I use 0.4 ml. for a full size, and 0.2 for a bantam. Some people use 0.5/0.3.
     
  3. isadream

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    Thanks a ton!! Was NOT fun to pick up my chicken and have bugs running all over ME!! I think its lice but I get them mixed up all I know is we are having a midnite pour down tonite~

    Renee
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:I just went thru the same thing myself, however, I could not find any bugs on the chickens, but I brought in a heat lamp that was hanging in the coop, and it had lice on it!!!!
    I dusted them all, and sprayed the walls. I just don't get it.

    But yes, you're right, it's NOT fun to have them on yourself. Yuck!
     
  5. cochinbantam-lover

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    Quote:not too good with math how much is this exactly?
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    one half of a cc for standard chickens, one forth of a cc for bantams. Note cc=ml

    ETA: I will tell you how I do it. I use a syringe with a needle (like when you get a shot from the Dr). You are not gonna stick the needle in the chicken .... NO. I use it because it is easier. I put 5 drops on a standard chicken (on the neck), and 3 drops on a bantam. It is just easier to see the drops this way for me.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2010
  7. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

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    Quote:Thanks very much!
     
  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    ooopps. Did you see I edited my post. [​IMG] Sorry.
     
  9. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  10. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

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    Seems like that would be difficult to do, what if you push too hard it wouldn't take much for it to all come out at once, is there a trick to doing this? Thanks again!
     

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