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Old 02-19-2009, 04:39 AM   #1
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Is it OK to use permethrin spray during pregnancy--what about milk consumption? Whrn people spray chicken roosting bars, aren't eggs still eaten?



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Old 02-19-2009, 12:23 PM   #2
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Any pesticide you use is going to leave some residue. Permethrin has been linked to leukemia. You can Google Search "Pesticide Residue" & get the whole range of opinion. At least 80% of those tested show pesticide/herbicide residue in their tissue, but nobody wants lice, either. So you just have to do the research & decide for yourself. :/

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Old 02-19-2009, 01:13 PM   #3
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We've used lice dust with permethrin on pregnant and lactating does. The shaker says it's OK to use on does in milk. We haven't had any problems. I don't spray, though, so don't know what that can says. I don't dust the goats often because I don't need to, but lice are not good and if they get out of control, can cause anemia in goats. Kathie

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Old 02-19-2009, 05:28 PM   #4
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On the shelf in most agri farm stores are pesticide sprays/dusts...either for dairy use, food processing plants and/or for animal use. Find one that is approved for use on dairy cattle and read the lable.

I use a spray called CV 80 during fly season in the milkroom and on the animals. It's approved for both. During pregnancy...unless you're going to dip them, yes, it's safe.
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