Hey guys just wondering how much ivomec to use I am scared of this stuff because i killed one of my dogs a couple of years ago with this stuff.But i know i need to something to ward off them heart worms
my uncles have been using ivomec for many years we give a beagle 1/2cc once a month and it gets heart worms and others. it doesn't get tape worms so they always used nomo for the tapes. i have switched to using liquid safeguard everyother month and the month they don't get safeguard i give them equimax which has ivomec and praziquantal this takes care of all the worms. summer time sometime all i use is the equimax.
im curious when the last time all the people who said "i give 1/10 cc per 10lb and i dont have any problems" got their dogs tested... i was doing that until one dog died from caval syndrome and i learned all dogs were infected. i was just like yall and thought i didnt have a problem. heartworrms take years too cause damage creating problems that are obvious.
i've had hounds checked and they have came up clean on all worms. i had one gyp die on me no sickness no simptums of any problems. went out of town for the day went to feed and she was laying in her pen dead. i took her in and had an ortopsy done on her. the doc said he figured heart worms he check and she had nothing he check intestinal worms and she had nothing. he said she was the cleanest dog he'd seen and thought she was a house dog which she wasn't. she had died from a pulmenary anurisum. on the worming he just said to keep up with what i was doing and i have and do.
safeguard everyother month and equimax the month between.
Just a little warning. My Vet told that sunlight can make your ivermect go bad. I'm not against saving money, but a lot of the generic ivermect comes in glass bottles. If it sits in a feed store and is exposed to light 24/7 I wouldn't be surprised if some of it goes bad? That's why I always buy the name brand that comes in a conainer in a box. I always store it in the box in a cabinet in the house. I also make sure I don't sit it in the sun when I'm down at the kennels giving it to the dogs. If you have a bottle go bad and continue to give it for 6 months to a year, then your dogs are unprotected!
I have use ivomec for heartworms for 30 years. I mix one bottle of Ivomec to 4 bottles of glycol and keep it in a plastic bottle not exposed to light. My vet mixes it 1 ivomec to 6 bottles of glycol, but says mine works fine. I have a 13 year old beagle I got for my grandson when he was three and she has been on this and is still in good shape