Chickens and Ivermectin | Uses & Dosing
Overwhelmed with the controversial information on effectively treating chickens for parasites? I don’t blame you, been there! I have to admit I’m not a fan of all the natural stuff, so if you are, the information in this article is probably not for you. Natural is okay for management purposes, but when there’s an infestation problem, I want super fast and effective results.
Below are the articles I found to be most helpful AND successful in treating my flock for mites, lice, or whatever they had… I’m still not actually sure. All I know is they are GONE. After much conflicting research, I found these 3 articles the most helpful. Using the information gathered here there and everywhere, I chose my treatment plan, which is detailed in article #1.
The information given here should not be considered as professional advice. Where there is conflicting information, you should always follow the advice of your vet.
#1 Dosages of the Good Stuff… for Chickens with Parasites | TBN Ranch
Natural remedies just don’t cut it in many cases, tried them all and found them to be only minimally successful. If you have a real problem sometimes you just have to get out the big guns so to speak and use what works… Continue Reading
#2 Ivermectin – For Worms, Lice & Mites | poultrykeeper.com
Ivermectin is an anti-parasite medication, effective against most worms (not tapeworm), mites and some lice including scaly leg mite and northern fowl mite. Ivermectin pour-on / drops is applied to the skin… Continue Reading
#3 PARASITE CONTROL IN POULTRY | Dr Colin Walker BSc, BVSc, MRCVS, MACVSc (Avian health)
Parasites of concern in poultry are roundworm, hairworm and tapeworm, Coccidia and lice and mites. Worms are extremely common, particularly in free-range poultry. Being a primary parasite, they drain the birds of nutrition, causing ill-thrift, a general failure to thrive, a vulnerability to other diseases, and, in severe infections, death. Continue Reading