Yearling Calf Staggers After Pour-on Ivermectin

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Yearling Calf Staggers After Pour-on Ivermectin

Postby Walking W » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:10 pm

I just gave Ivermectin pour on dewormer to two steers. I checked on them about 30 minutes latter. One was fine but the other was unsteady on his feet and actually laid down with his head stretched out. When I approached him he jumped up but was actually listing sideways. He was drooling much more than usual. When I approached again, he moved away but his back legs crossed and he nearly went down. It has been about 3 hours now and he looks fine.

I checked side effects and this matches the description of ivermectin affecting the nerve system. The dosage was a little more than required but not by more than 20%. I did have the vet apply Ivermectin injectable four months ago.

Any experiences with side-effects? Should I avoid ivermectin with this steer?
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Re: Yearling Calf Staggers After Pour-on Ivermectin

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:13 pm

I've seen this happen.
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Re: Yearling Calf Staggers After Pour-on Ivermectin

Postby Bright Raven » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:13 pm

I have read the side effects but have never experienced it. I would also consider other possible causes.
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Re: Yearling Calf Staggers After Pour-on Ivermectin

Postby TCRanch » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:05 am

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=109587
Tomcolvin lost a 5 month old steer.
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Re: Yearling Calf Staggers After Pour-on Ivermectin

Postby callmefence » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:00 am

I 've lost one I believe due to accidental double pour. At least I believe that's what killed it.
Similar symptoms.
Kinda worrisome when I think about how much I've spilled on myself.
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Re: Yearling Calf Staggers After Pour-on Ivermectin

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:20 am

callmefence wrote:I 've lost one I believe due to accidental double pour. At least I believe that's what killed it.
Similar symptoms.
Kinda worrisome when I think about how much I've spilled on myself.


Ain't that the truth! Same with UltraBoss. I get at least a double dose everytime I use it..
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