Yes, you can use horse ivermectin for guinea pigs. In fact, it doesn’t take much coaxing. They love it.
The dose for horses and guinea pigs are really the same but you can’t measure out an amount that small and this is why we recommend a formula for diluting it and shaking it up with water in a water bottle.
Stirring it just causes the ivermectin lumps to swirl around and not get dissolved.
How to use Horse Ivermectin for Guinea Pigs
You should only use the right stuff – 1.87% Ivermectin, with no other ingredients.
- Read the instructions on the tube and squirt out a dose for a 250 Lb animal.
- Then, add 22 CC’s of water, oil or propylene glycol. In my case, I added it to an empty water bottle along with paste to mix it.
- Mix hard until it is well dissolved.
- Next, measure out the appropriate does according to your guinea pigs’ weight, then follow the chart from here: http://www.guinealynx.info/ivermectin_oral.html
- You NEED to weigh your pigs first, so if you don’t have one, you should buy one now!
- Administer appropriate dose using a small, needleless syringe. You can get 1CC or 3CC ones at pharmacies, or from people with hemophilia or diabetes. Squirt the dose into the back of the pig’s mouths.
- Throw out the rest of the ivermectin and water mix. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times, 7 days apart, mixing a new batch very week.
ALSO SEE: What Do Squirrels Like to Eat?
Ivermectin For Guinea Pigs Dosage
Some people report that 0.2 mg ivermectin/kilo is the correct oral dosage but we recommend following the steps stated above or consulting a veterinarian for treatment. All liquid forms of ivermectin list strength in mg/ml. In the paste, it is indicated by a percentage by weight of the total.
ALSO SEE: Does Ivermectin Kill Mange in Dogs?
Topical Ivermectin For Guinea Pigs
The dosage for Topical Ivermectin for guinea pigs is 0.5mg/kg Using IVOMEC POUR-ON 0.5% Solution to kill mange mites and may also kill lice and fur mites. It is safe for pregnant sows and young that have reached 12 ounces (340 grams) in weight.