Something I Heard From The Vet About Ivomec

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickaroo!, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Songster

    Dec 27, 2007
    I took the box and product with me to the vet when I took my RIR. I showed the vet the Ivomec and after reading it he said that if you use it on laying hens, you can NEVER eat the eggs again!! Has anyone else ever heard that?
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    My vet told me to use Ivomec and never mentioned not to eat eggs again. I think like with any meds, there is a certain time to allow for it to get out of the chickens system, nor a month is a good waiting time. They use it in cattle & pigs that later become food.
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    I got this from featherfanciers, which is Dr Peter Brown's site. We haven't ever wormed our birds.

    Presently there are NO WORMERS OR MEDICATIONS OTHER THAN AMPROL that can be given to chickens that are in egg production for human consumption and still eat the eggs. This is just a fact and there are no wormers except the Wazine Brand of Piperazine that have a label on them for Chickens in the first place. All wormers presently being used ( piperazine excepted ) are wormers that are used on other species such as hogs, and cattle.

    Some people will tell you that it is two weeks or three weeks, this is just a persons opinion and not a scientific fact with any research data to back it up. The fact is there are no established withdrawal times for these type products. If you choose to eat the eggs that is up to you.​
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
  5. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
  6. karanleaf

    karanleaf Songster

    Jun 29, 2008
    Glenwood, Missouri
    Hey guys, [​IMG] THANKS THAT'S GOOD INFO to know Thanks,,, I am glad you put it out there. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    I have heard there is a two week wait on eating the eggs bc of the taste but since human are given ivermectin for some medical issues I guess I am not too worried about it [​IMG]
  8. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    I have mentor that has been raising and exhibiting chickens for fifty+ years and he told me I don't like chemicals in me, why would I want them in my birds. He has extremely healthy chickens and claims the best wormer is a crushed clove of garlic in their water. Each week take out the garlic and put in a new one. He also adds two tablespoons of "organic vinegar" to the water. Made sense to me so that's what I'm doing. Anyone else heard this?
  9. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

    Oct 24, 2007
    I use it on my birds, and eat there eggs, I am not dead yet and I guess you could say I dont have worms LOL

    IMO if its good enough for my animals, its good enough for me. [​IMG]
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I have used garlic cloves in the water and often put organic unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar in there, too. I do it for their immune systems, not worming, though. For natural worming, I use chopped pumpkin seeds and buttermilk. I have done chemical worming twice on my flock with Eprinex PourOn. There's no milk or meat withdrawal, so I would say it translates to no egg withdrawal, either, however, decide that for yourself.

    EDITED TO ADD: I used chemical wormers only when I did see a worm in the poop of a rooster. We have so many flies and worms in the soil here and and other larvae, that I felt if I was seeing it in one, it was in more than I knew about. Other than actually seeing worms, I do not worm them at all with anything except natural preventatives. I agree on the antibiotics, too Rogue. Seems people run right to the Terramycin when they hear a bird sneeze.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2008

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