need help please!!! dosage for ivermectin (ivomec) ??

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  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had enough of these flipping lice - called the farm vet and convinced him to sell me some ivermectin for the flock as the delousing powder I've been using does not work and it's making me ill with toxic fumes. Not to even mention the stress it inflicts on the birds...

    I have to time the application of the Ivomec with a complete change of coop bedding (horrible 3 hour job).

    How much do I need to apply to each bird?


    Where? On the skin on the back of the neck?

    Please help... I need to dose it right and NOT harm any birds but I need to get rid of these lice once and for all!

    ps: does it affect the eggs? if yes, how long until we can eat them again?

    Thank you!!

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  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    If it's Ivomec Eprinex pour-on the dose is 1/4 cc or ml on the back between the shoulderblades.
     
  3. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The product I got is pour-on, it is called Ivomec (for cattle) and one ml (one cc) contains 5 mg of ivermectin.

    That is all the information I have...

    No idea how much to dose for one average-size chicken - help?

    THANK YOU!
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:I still think the dose is the same, the Eprinex has no withdrawel time. The straight Ivomec does, probably 2 weeks.
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Here's some info I found:

    Efficacy of eprinomectin versus ivermectin for the treatment of chorioptic mange in alpacas
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    May 30th (MedCon) – Four weekly topical administrations of eprinomectin at a dose rate of 500 ìg/kg of body weight proved highly effective at reducing the Chorioptes mite burden in alpacas, scientists report. In two studies Dr. G. L. D’Alterio and colleagues from the School of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, Langford House, Langford, determined the efficacy of eprinomectin versus ivermectin (study 1), and the field efficacy of eprinomectin (study 2). Study 1 they performed as a single-centre, randomised, treatment-controlled, blinded field trial, study 2 as a single-centre, open, uncontrolled field trial. They are further described in Veterinary Parasitology. In Study 1 the scientists randomly allocated 30 alpacas, all positive for Chorioptes sp. mite, randomly to two treatment groups. Group A received a single topical administration of a 0.5 percent formulation of eprinomectin at the dose rate of 500 ìg/kg. Group B received three subcutaneous administrations at 14 days interval of a one percent formulation of ivermectin at the dose rate of 400 ìg/kg. Response to treatment was assessed by periodic mite count, and skin lesions scored. In Study 2, one group of 19 alpacas received four administrations at weekly interval of topical eprinomectin at the dose rate of 500 ìg/kg, and response to treatment was monitored by mite counts. No localised or systemic side effects were observed in either trial, the scientists report. As a result, there was a statistically significant decrease in mite counts on day seven (p < 0.001) within treatment Groups A and B of Study 1, but mite counts increased again on day 14 and remained high for the duration of the trial in both treatment groups. On day 14 of Study 2, there was a statistically significant reduction in mite counts (p < 0.008) and the mite counts remained very low throughout the remainder of the study. The eprinomectin protocol employed in Study 2, consisting of four weekly topical administrations at the dose rate of 500 ìg/kg of body weight, proved highly effective at reducing the Chorioptes mite burden in alpacas, the scientists concluded. Veterinary
     
  6. M@M@2four

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    Quote:Ditto! Just make sure to get it on the skin! Good luck!
     
  7. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thank you!! [​IMG]

    I found more info, if anyone reads this thread in the future...

    The product is 0.5% concentration, and the recommended dose on the back of the neck (on the skin) is 0.1 ml per 1 KG of bird's body weight (or 0.1 cc per 2.2 lbs).

    I guess the adult sexlinks must weigh about 6 lbs or so, which means 0.3 cc per bird.

    I will weigh each bird before administering as I have bantams, babies and turkeys to treat, definitely all different dosage!

    PS: one 250ml bottle (that's 8 ounces) cost me $70 with taxes and prescription fee.

    It better work!! [​IMG]
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My bottle was cheaper and without prescription, and I'm probably never going to go thru 250 ml. But I figure it's worth it for ease and not buying everything else.

    I have one comment. I did all my chickens with it a few months ago. About 3 weeks afterward, one of my chickens had a poo with roundworms. So I'm wondering if it's happened to anyone else.
     
  9. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow... Isn't Ivermectin supposed to eradicate most worms, including roundworm?

    Maybe you didn't dose enough? [​IMG]

    The flock got dewormed a month ago with piperazine, they know me on a first-name basis at the farm vet now... [​IMG]

    (we can't get ANY meds here in Canada without a prescription, it sucks!)
     
  10. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ivermectin doesn't get all types of worms. For internal parasites, there are better choices. It does work well though on a number of external parasites. The dosage that I am sure I have read before is 1 drop per 4 pounds of body weight. That was for ducks though.
     

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