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Melissa123
06-15-13, 06:28 am
Hello!

My foster boys have been itching a bit more than they should be so I want to treat just in case. What is the dosage for them? I can weigh them since I have scale. Also, the female (names Cookie now!) was with them for 3+ weeks. There is a huge chance she is pregnant. Can I treat her as well?

I ordered some pour on Ivermectin and should be getting it in the mail on Tuesday. Thanks all! :)

lunarminx
06-15-13, 07:00 am
That's a great question because the different mixes is confusing. I got the cattle pour on that is 5mg per ML, which may be too strong to use. It can also be used for heart worm prevention/treatment for dogs.

I know I got too strong of a solution and I do not feel comfortable trying to mix it. A wasted 25.00 and still bought Heartgard.

http://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com/2008/05/billion-dollar-heartworm-scam.html

Melissa123
06-15-13, 08:18 am
@lunarminx (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=27327) , I bought this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HHOEIU/ref=ox_ya_os_product
It was the one I found on www.tlpmarketplace.com (http://www.tlpmarketplace.com) that @bpatters (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=13820) told me about.

Inle_Rabbit
06-15-13, 08:20 am
http://www.guinealynx.info/ivermectin_topical.html

lunarminx
06-15-13, 08:37 am
@lunarminx (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=27327) , I bought this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HHOEIU/ref=ox_ya_os_product
It was the one I found on www.tlpmarketplace.com (http://www.tlpmarketplace.com) that @bpatters (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=13820) told me about.


That is the one I got too.

Melissa123
06-15-13, 08:41 am
That is the one I got too.

Just found this chart- http://www.guinealynx.info/topical_ivermectin_pour-on.html

lunarminx
06-15-13, 08:45 am
Reading the reviews, most treated the Gps with one drop behind each ear a week for 3 weeks. I guess its easier then I thought it would be. I'm thinking I had to dilute it, etc.

spy9doc
06-15-13, 01:25 pm
@lunarminx (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=27327) , I bought this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HHOEIU/ref=ox_ya_os_product

Congratulations! You now have enough Ivermectin for the next 10 years. I put a couple of drops behind each ear and then fold the ear back to lightly rub it into the skin.

spy9doc
06-15-13, 01:30 pm
I'm thinking I had to dilute it, etc.

No, the "horsepaste" is the one that is supposed to be diluted. I'm sorry that I shied away from using it and returned it to the store.

I spoke with a friend who is a 30 yr. master breeder and the paste is what she uses. Her response was, "I've never overdosed a cavy yet". As much as I respect her experience and advice, I still wasn't quite prepared to dose my sweeties with it.

Melissa123
06-16-13, 07:31 am
Congratulations! You now have enough Ivermectin for the next 10 years. I put a couple of drops behind each ear and then fold the ear back to lightly rub it into the skin.

Thanks spy9doc! Do you think my female should be fine with getting treated with this as well? I have heard it is safe to use on pregnant females but wanted to double check.

spy9doc
06-16-13, 08:46 am
spy9doc (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=19714)[/B] ! Do you think my female should be fine with getting treated with this as well?

I honestly don't know. Never having had a pregnant female, I have had no reason to be curious. My best guess is that it won't harm her, but I would seek advice from an experienced source.

rolandinthehay
06-16-13, 09:36 am
I was thinking about buying this brand of ivermectin but I was nervous about overdosing my piggies, as well. Is it a fairly hard thing to do? Is this a common brand people use for their pigs?

rolandinthehay
06-16-13, 09:38 am
Thanks @spy9doc (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=19714) ! Do you think my female should be fine with getting treated with this as well? I have heard it is safe to use on pregnant females but wanted to double check.

Guinea lynx says topical ivermectin is safe to use on pregnant sows, but I have no experience with this myself.

http://www.guinealynx.info/ivermectin_topical.html

Melissa123
06-16-13, 09:44 am
Guinea lynx says topical ivermectin is safe to use on pregnant sows, but I have no experience with this myself.

http://www.guinealynx.info/ivermectin_topical.html

LOL, I swear I've read this several times and it didn't click until I read it just now... Thanks!

Melissa123
06-16-13, 09:50 am
I honestly don't know. Never having had a pregnant female, I have had no reason to be curious. My best guess is that it won't harm her, but I would seek advice from an experienced source.

I rescued her so if I had it my way she wouldn't possibly be pregnant at all. She has grown considerably in the week I've had her; but I am not sure if this has to do with the possible pregnancy or if she is now the weight is supposed to be. She was a bit skinny when we got her. :/

rolandinthehay
06-16-13, 09:53 am
LOL, I swear I've read this several times and it didn't click until I read it just now... Thanks!

No problem! What syringe are you using? Is the one it comes with accurate enough to measure doses with or should I go looking elsewhere?

Melissa123
06-16-13, 09:56 am
@rolandinthehay (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=28066) , I haven't gotten the meds yet so I have no idea if I will use what it comes with or use my smaller 1cc ones. I'm guessing it will be 1cc since the dosage is so small.

rolandinthehay
06-16-13, 09:59 am
@rolandinthehay (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=28066) , I haven't gotten the meds yet so I have no idea if I will use what it comes with or use my smaller 1cc ones. I'm guessing it will be 1cc since the dosage is so small.

Where did you get your 1cc ones? I've never had to buy one.

spy9doc
06-16-13, 11:13 am
No problem! What syringe are you using? Is the one it comes with accurate enough to measure doses with or should I go looking elsewhere?

It really is NOT rocket science......just put a drop or two behind each ear. If you're nervous about overdosing, then just start with a drop. The pour-on isn't nearly as potent as the paste and doesn't need to be diluted. You don't really need a syringe unless you are heavy-handed with an eye dropper. A drop literally means "a drop". Yes, it's more accurate to measure with a syringe, but the difference for individual cavy weights is so small that it shouldn't be an issue unless you are comparing a three pound cavy to one of less than a pound.

If you happen to apply more than a drop, then wipe it off. The liquid doesn't absorb instantly.

lunarminx
06-17-13, 01:17 pm
That's a great question because the different mixes is confusing. I got the cattle pour on that is 5mg per ML, which may be too strong to use. It can also be used for heart worm prevention/treatment for dogs.

I know I got too strong of a solution and I do not feel comfortable trying to mix it. A wasted 25.00 and still bought Heartgard.

http://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com/2008/05/billion-dollar-heartworm-scam.html


I found out the pour on can not be used for dogs but the 0.08 solution can be used for dogs.

rolandinthehay
06-19-13, 11:32 am
It really is NOT rocket science......just put a drop or two behind each ear. If you're nervous about overdosing, then just start with a drop. The pour-on isn't nearly as potent as the paste and doesn't need to be diluted. You don't really need a syringe unless you are heavy-handed with an eye dropper. A drop literally means "a drop". Yes, it's more accurate to measure with a syringe, but the difference for individual cavy weights is so small that it shouldn't be an issue unless you are comparing a three pound cavy to one of less than a pound.

If you happen to apply more than a drop, then wipe it off. The liquid doesn't absorb instantly.

Alright, I thought it was a lot easier to overdose the pigs. Thanks for the clarification.