Selenium & Vitamin E Gel 80ml – Why We Like It:
Selenium & Vitamin E Gel from Durvet contains a vitamin E level of 200 IU & selenium 23.2mcg per 2gm (1ml) dose. This product is to be used as the sole source of selenium. This product is marketed for use in sheep and goats but has proven very useful in treating chickens with wry neck.
The balance of selenium and vitamin E in this product is ideal and safe when giving this product to your chicken, that is affected by wry neck, for several weeks. We generally recommend you give your chicken 1ml/kg of body weight (Vitamin E 200mg/Selenium 23.2mcg) twice daily if treating for wry neck for up to three weeks. If your chickens mobility is affected, giving a b complex, such as Nekton-B-Komplex or DAC Multivit B-12, is recommended to combat leg muscle atrophy.
The flavor of this product is usually easily accepted by the animals you are treating.
The following blog post, from Brown Egg Blue Egg, a breeder of Silkies and Araucanas in Ohio, has a good protocol for you to follow when treating your chicken with wry neck. I will note. that the prednisone in the protocol, does require a prescription from a veterinarian and we understand your ability to find a local avian veterinarian is not always possible. We have found this protocol still has good results with the prednisone omitted.
Sheep, Goats, Lambs and Kids
- Easy to use formulation that provides good source of Selenium – important in the prevention of white muscle disease
- Gel formulation is longer lasting than injections
- Reduces the risk of injection site reactions
- Selenium and vitamin E both play a role in immune function and are vital for growth & reproduction
This product is to be used as the sole source of selenium. Excessive amounts of selenium may be toxic.
Per 2gm (1ml)
Vitamin E (min)………………………200 IU
Selenium (min)………………………23.2 mcg
Selenium Yeast, Vitamin E Supplement, FD & C Yellow No. 5, Vegetable Oil, Potassium Sorbet (Preservative), Mono and Diglycerides.
80g tube of Durvet Selenium & Vitamin E Gel
Store in a cool, dry place away from extreme temperatures and sun.
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