Questions on Ivermectin and Lice

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MargretClare, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. casportpony

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

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    some are really small, so small i can barely see them even with reading glasses. The ones in this link are large:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1114731/ivermectin-experiment
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Face lice are MUCH smaller than body lice.

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  3. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Double post.
     
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  4. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    If you look at the pic I just posted above there are three face lice drinking from just under the eye on the eyelid.
     
  5. MargretClare

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    Wow, I'll check the almost-yearling peahens today and see if I can see anything on them. They're friendly enough to let me be rather intrusive.

    If a mature peafowl gets .50ml would a mature turkey get about 1ml or more depending on the size of the tom?
     
  6. casportpony

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

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    What breed of tom? Approximate weight?
     
  7. casportpony

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

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    A 30 pound tom would get ~1.4 ml.
     
  8. MargretClare

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    I'll weigh him today. He's a bourbon red. All my turkeys are heritage. I'll weigh hens too but I'll bet they weigh between 10 and 12 lbs.
     
  9. casportpony

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

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    10-12 pounds is about what a medium size mature peacock weighs.

    Mature peacock - 8.8 pounds to 13.2 pounds (4 kg to 6 kg).
    Mature peahen - 6.6 pounds to 8.8 pounds (3 kg to 4 kg).

    I think if you do the math you'll see that the amount KsKingBee uses is between 0.045 ml per pound and 0.09 ml per pound, which is the amount I have seen referenced by pigeon breeders.

    Edited to fix math typo!
     
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  10. MargretClare

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    I was talking about the hen turkeys. But I've never been good at estimating measurements either.

    Do you think I should try and use the permethrin spray on the archangel pigeon too? I didn't think he could get poultry lice but now I'm wondering.
     

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