The animals shall be treated in the open air or in well ventilated rooms, after taking out the decorative birds’ cages and covering fish tanks.
In order to prevent the drug from being licked away, the treated animals shall be either muzzled or put in a cervical collar (or have their jaws fixed with ribbon or tape) until their skin and hair are completely dry.
Ivermek-spray shall be applied to affected sites (which have to be cleared from scabs and crust first) until they are completely covered with the drug (the drug concentration, however, shall not exceed 0.2 mL per 1 kg of animal body weight). If affected sites are within nose or eye area, Ivermek-spray shall be applied by slight rubbing it into affected skin with fingers covered with the drug.
During application, Ivermek-spray vial shall be held vertically; by actuating the nozzle, the site (with 1 to 2 cm of marginal unaffected skin covered) is treated with the jet from a distance of 10 to 20 cm. One actuation of a spray nozzle is equal to 0.125 mL.
At follicular mange in dogs, cats, and fur-bearing animals; at sarcoptic mange in dogs and fur-bearing animals; and at notoedric mange in cats, Ivermek-spray shall be applied 2 to 4 times with a 3- to 5-day interval until complete clinical recovery of the treated animal (the fact shall be confirmed by acarologic analysis, giving two negative results).
If the affected site is large, Ivermek-spray shall be applied twice with a 1-day interval: one body half on the first day, and the other half — on the other day.
Treated animals shall not be allowed to lick away the drug until their fur dries up completely. Within a 48-hour period after application of Ivermek-spray, treated animal must not be bathed or allowed to come close to small children. In case of otodectic mange in carnivores and psoptorosis in decorative rodents, Ivermekspray is applied to pinna inner surface and skin of external auditory canal (which have to be cleared from scabs and crust first) at the dose of 0.5 to 1.0 mL (4 to 9 actuations) depending on animal body weight and size of the pinna.
Ivermek-spray is applied twice with a 3- to 5-day interval. The drug must be applied to both ears. If necessary, the treatment can be repeated. The drug must always be applied to both ears even if only one ear is affected with otodectic mange.
At otodectic mange complicated with otitis, it is recommended to apply antibacterial and antiinflammatory drugs.If necessary, the treatment can be repeated.
In case of depluming itch (knemidocoptic mange) in decorative birds, Ivermektin-spray shall be applied 2 to 4 times with a 3- to 5-day interval until complete clinical recovery of the treated animal (the fact shall be confirmed by acarologic analysis, giving two negative results).