Chickens Ivermectin for chickens

traciv

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Hi Mark, I am in the US, and I am trying to find ivermectin for my chickens to treat for mites, lice, worms, etc. I found a pour on brand for cattle. It contains 5 mg of ivermectin per ml. Is this the right concentration for chickens? Would I still use 1 ml? Thank you. Traci
 

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Welcome to the forum @traciv !
Sadly I don't know enough about this to feel happy giving you my opinion; but regardless I do think that might be too strong a concoction for chickens - as it's aimed towards larger animals like cattle.

Mark has actually written an article around this and I recommend you give it a read. Good luck!
 

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Thank you for the article, it was helpful. I did a little more research. I found out that 5 mg/ml is a 0.5% concentration. 10mg/ml is a 1% concentration. I had a month long battle with mites last fall and I am afraid they are “waking up” as this spring is approaching. I really need to get on top of things before they get out of control.
 

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Thank you for the article, it was helpful. I did a little more research. I found out that 5 mg/ml is a 0.5% concentration. 10mg/ml is a 1% concentration. I had a month long battle with mites last fall and I am afraid they are “waking up” as this spring is approaching. I really need to get on top of things before they get out of control.
Another thing you could possibly work on is keeping the area they sleep/nest in clean. And potentially spraying that, rather than the chickens themselves. I haven't ever had to do it myself but I've heard that this can help in the early stages at least.
 

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