msvette2u wrote:You can get the generic Ivermectin paste for under $5.00/tube!
Jaime wrote:msvette2u wrote:You can get the generic Ivermectin paste for under $5.00/tube!
i don't use just ivermectrin anymore for the horses- it is zimectrin gold-
i know though, it is much cheaper now.... still though i would never risk dosing my dogs with even reg. zimectrin or equimectrin when you can buy HW preventative online cheap
cheekymunkee wrote:That's the one!! I just guess the amount to give when I give the paste ( I prefer the liquid), I give about 1/2 the size of a toothbrush full. They HATE it so I have to hide it real good in peanut butter, I jsut push a bit out & mix it
The proven dosages are:
Heartworm prevention - 0.003-0.0066 mg/lb
Roundworm - 0.023-0.09 mg/lb
Hookworm - 0.023 mg/lb
Microfilaricide - 0.023-0.09 mg/lb single dose (Let your veterinary treat!)
The proven dosage for a 51-100lbs dog 272mcg. This is the amount of Ivomec in Heartgard (Brown Tablets).
Ivomec 1% solution contains 10,000 mcg (micrograms), which Ivomec delivers in 1mL (cc). A dog only needs 3 mcg of Ivomec, per pound of body weight per month to keep them heartworm free!
So - if 1 cc of Ivomec contains 10,000 mcg, we can bring that number down by mixing it with propylene glycol (don?t use water, oils, milk, etc. the Ivomec won?t mixed correctly. So you?ll never know the amount of Ivomec you?re actually giving). Which actually works as a carrier agent for the Ivomec. 9 parts - propylene glycol to 1 part Ivomec. That will deliver 1,000 mcg of Ivomec per 1 cc. Then, you only give (orally) 0.1 cc of the mixed Ivomec per 30 lbs of body weight.
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