AST Iverquantel Drops
AST Iverquantel wormer for use in terrarium animals, aviary - and ornamental birds, PO pigeons, ornamental pigeons and small rodents.( not for consumption)
For treatment of mixed infections with nematodes (roundworms) and cestodes (tapeworms) in terrarium animals, aviary - and ornamental birds, PO pigeons, ornamental pigeons and small rodents.( not for consumption)
Each ml contains 0.4 mg ivermectin and 20 mg praziquantel.
As all macrocyclic lactones, ivermectin acts as agonist of the GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) neurotransmitter in nerve cells and also binds to glutamate-gated chloride channels in nerve and muscle cells of invertebrates. In both cases it blocks the transmission of neuronal signals of the parasites, which are paralyzed and expelled out of the body, or they starve. It also affects the reproduction of some parasites by diminishing oviposition or inducing an abnormal oogenesis.
Ivermectin is effective against intestinal worms, lung worms and ectoparasites (for warble larva blood-sucking lice, ticks and mites).
Resistance is detected in some nematodes and in (Haemonchus contortus, Ostertagia and Trichostrongylus colubriformis circumcinta). The resistance in ectoparasites is not (yet) known.
- Do not Use In Turtles
- Most poultry species tolerate ivermectin quite well, however, some birds (parakeets, parrots, canaries, finches, etc.) do not tolerate ivermectin.
- Do not use in dogs! ( dogs can be genetically hypersensitive to ivermectin, this can result in death!)
Environmental Toxicity of Ivermectin
Ivermectin is highly toxic to fish and extremely toxic to invertebrates. For this reason disposal of ivermectin residues (e.g. in empty containers) in watercourses must be absolutely avoided.
Shake before use.
Only for oral administration. The single dose is 0.2 mg and 10 mg of ivermectin per kg praziquantel (= 0.5 ml per kg body weight).
In birds, concentrated formulations of ivermectin frequently need to be diluted and carefully measured to provide the proper dosage. It is important to be certain that all calculations are made properly to avoid overdosing your bird. Always consult with your veterinarian for dosing instructions and to choose the correct route of administration for your bird. Follow your veterinarian's instructions exactly.
Ivermectin has been used to treat psitticines (budgies, Amazons, macaws, etc.), passerines (finches and other songbirds), ratites (ostriches, emus, and rheas), raptors, poultry, and pigeons. Orange-cheeked Waxbill Finches and budgerigars may be more sensitive to ivermectin than other species so ivermectin should be used cautiously in these species. (consult your Vet)