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Title: Ivermectin dosage+concentration, and pregnant does

poisonpuff - June 26, 2011 12:38 AM (GMT)
What dosage of cc or teaspoons/mL should I give to my hollands per a pound/kg? Also, is it ok to give it to pregnant does? I got the oral kind for horses and its 1.87% concentration I believe... I'm so confused! It says 91 mcg per a pound or 200 mcg per a kg, but I only have cc and ml/teaspoon syringes.

nattydwarfs - June 26, 2011 05:50 PM (GMT)
1 pound = 453 592 370 micrograms

So conclusively, very very little. Just a drop on the tongue would probably do it. That has got to be some powerful stuff. I wouldn't give it to pregnant does.

Tinkerbell Rabbitry - June 26, 2011 10:34 PM (GMT)
I use 1/10 cc of Ivermectin per pound. I also do not recommend using it with pregnant/nursing does. Instead I use Diatomus Earth (I don't think I spelled that right :lol: ), for the pregnant or nursing rabbits, it's also safe enough to use on baby rabbits. :)

Hope this helps! :)

TJ Dwarfs - June 27, 2011 03:02 AM (GMT)
Diatomaceous Earth ;) If anyone buys this, make sure you get FOOD GRADE. The non-food grade is chemically processed and toxic when ingested.

athomepets - June 27, 2011 01:22 PM (GMT)
you can use it on any rabbit pregnant or otherwise.

make sure you follow withholding times.

from Pam at the meatrabbits board

"The only researched use of Ivermectin in rabbits is for ear mites. It is 1% CATTLE Injectable Ivermectin, given by injection under the skin of the shoulders, at the rate of 0.018cc per pound. Dose once and then again in 2 weeks to get newly hatched bugs. > This method was tested to see if it affected pinworms in rabbits, and it did NOT work against pinworms by injection. It's never been studied given in any other manner that I am aware of."

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