just letting every one know that I started using ivermectin on my aged dog who developed Demodectic Mange, results were not good, it done more bad then good I would say.
first of all I was told by my vet to give him 1. 2ml of ivermectin daily... The result of it was that I ended up with a very sick dog, he could not stand up and keep falling over... Conserned for my dog I took him to a different vet. They told me that it was the ivermectin causing the problem. We took him off it for four days. He became is happy self again. The vet recommended to lower the dosage to less then half the first recommended dosage, and give him, . 5ml (POINT FIVE ) , slowly but surly even the low dosage started to knock him around and he begain falling over once again. I have now taken my dog off it, and he has his full strength back. I wouldnt recommend it to anyone. Ivermectin is used as a cattle drench.
thought I would share my feedback with everyone so you dont have to go through what I went through. I am on this site to try find a better way and I believe there is a better way to get rid of this mite, I just need to find it... at the end of the day our dogs life is more important.
hope this helps for some people. I would like to hear more stories on how the ivermectin worked for you.
I have found this on the internet. So I feel like I need to let your readers know about using Ivermectin.
This is from "Mar Vista Animal Medical Center." THIS MEDICATION IS NOT SAFE FOR USE IN COLLIES, SHETLAND SHEEPDOGS, AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS, OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOGS, AND SOME WOULD SAY, ANY HERDING BREED.
Sensitivity to ivermectin may not be predictably limited to "collie breeds" and thus it is often prudent to use a lower test dose before initiating the relatively high doses of ivermectin needed to treat demodicosis. Not all individuals of collie heritage are sensitive to ivermectin and a test is in development to determine whether an individual should be able to safely take ivermectin or not. There is a range of ivermectin doses used in the treatment of demodicosis and it seems that higher doses do clear infection faster than lower doses. This means that if a lower dose has been ineffective, a higher dose may still work. This does not mean that a pet owner should experiment with ivermectin doses on their own as there is some potential for lethal toxicity if this drug is not used appropriately.