Slaughter after Ivermectin Pour-on

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Island Roo, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Island Roo

    Island Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2012
    Duncan, BC
    I used Ivermectin Pour-on to treat gape worm. There seems to be some agreement that the egg withdrawal time is 10-14 days (from what I have been reading). What about withdrawal time to slaughter for my stew pot? The package says 49 days for cattle - would it be the same for chicken?
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Since ivermectin is an off label wormer in chickens; everything I've been reading (mostly UK sites,) state that there's a 28 day withdrawal period for slaughter in chickens after last use of the product. Calling Merial would be useless, they would say it isnt for use in poultry.
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    I was thinking the same thing even before reading Dawg's post. We usually only go 14 days for eggs but I'd go 28 for meat.

    That said, it's not a dangerous substance to humans. Ivermectin pour on is used on humans in some African countries to combat those nasty jungle worms. I would still wait 28 days, just letting you know it's not dangerous.

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