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I got Panacur equine dewormer, How should I administer it to her?
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dawgg ~fenbendazole 10% suspension liquid goat wormer, kills gapeworm too....3cc/ml per gallon of water. The fenbendazole paste equine wormer is "pea" size amount for each chicken.
10% Fenbendazole Liquid = 100mg/ml and Paste = 100mg/gram
Buy some Safeguard liquid for goats or Safeguard/Panacur paste for horses. The dose I use is 0.23 ml per pound orally for five consecutive days.
Okay, trying to process the information here. So 0.23 ml per pound orally for 5 days, by orally is that just squirted into her mouth or dissolved in water? And how do I calculated 0.23 ml? It doesn't say anything on the package as far as measurements, it's just 25 grams total, I though I had a syringe that might tell me but I can't find it.
I'm gonna guess that your hen weighs ~5 pounds. Dose for treating all chicken worms is 50mg/kg orally for five consecutive days. Math is weight of bird in pound, divide by 2.2, times 50, divide by 100 = number of ml to give.
5 / 2.2 x 50 / 100 = 1.136, so round up to 1.15 ml.
A 25 gram tube = 25 ml.
Chickens and dogs get 50mg/kg for several days, horses, goats and cows get just 5mg/kg.
Fenbendazole paste is not water soluble, it must be given orally!
It must be given orally, and the dose is *much* more than a pea size amount. A pea size amount has only 25 mg.
From left to right:
Small = 10mg ( .1cc) = enough for a 200 gram (7 ounce) bird at 50mg/kg
Medium = 25mg (.25cc) = enough for a 500 gram (17 ounce) bird at 50mg/kg
Large = 50mg ( .5cc) = enough for a 1000 gram (35 ounce) bird at 50mg/kg
50 mg/kg for 5 days is what my vets and other vets have recommended.
She needs 115 mg, which is 1.15 ml or about 4 of the medium sized peas for 5 consecutive days if you want to treat for all worms.
Everyone, I like Dawg53 a lot, but the recommendation of 3 cc in the water is unlikely to treat any worms. Same is true for the infamous "pea size" amount. A five pound hen should get ~115 mg, not 25 mg.
I've only ever seen one or two in poultry poop, or huge amounts like that in necropsy pictures. Not sure what I would do if I found a pile like that in my coop. I'd worm, just don't know if I'd use Safeguard or pyrantel pamoate... and I would worm knowing that worming might actually kill the bird. Would probably also give fluids either orally or subcutaneously if it were one of my beloved peafowl or turkeys.
If she were mine and I decided to use Safeguard I think I would give 0.23ml per pound for five days in a row, that will treat all worms, but if you want to treat just the large roundworms, give it once and repeat in 10 days.
"fenbenSafeguard Will treat large roundworms, cecal worms, capillary worms, gape worms, gizzard worms, possible some species of tape worms". It will not treat eye worms, might not treat oviduct flukes
Internal parasites (endoparasites, worms, helminths)
Flukes (trematodes, flatworms)
This chick had 3 cc Safeguard in the water:
Those are roundworms, the easiest of all the worms to kill.
Okay, so I put a pea sized amount of wormer in some water it and it dissolved pretty good, still a couple of small flakes that I couldn't break up but she's drinking it, hopefully she'll get enough in her that it will help and she'll want to eat more than meal worms and scraps from one of our chickens we're roasting tonight. I'll give her a bit more tomorrow maybe if I can tempt her to eat.
You need to give her 1.15 ml orally (4-5 pea size amounts), not in the water.
Clear tote, that's a great idea!
The dosage measurements are for 10% paste. ie there is 100mg of active ingredient for 1g (1000mg) of paste.
0.5cc of paste ~= 0.5g of paste
0.5g of paste = 500mg of paste
500mg of (10%) paste contains 50mg of active ingredient
A dosage of 50mg active ingredient per 1kg body weight
=500mg of (10%) paste per 1kg body weight
=0.5g of paste per 1kg body weight
=0.5cc of paste per 1kg body weight
If your bird weighs 2kg then you would need 1cc (or 1g) of paste.
Paste or liquid, 1ml of either has 100mg of fenbendazole. The dose I use for roundworms and cecal worms is 50mg/kg (.5ml per kg) once by mouth, repeat in 10 days. For capillary worms I give the same amount 3-5 days in a row, but still looking for info on dosing again in 10 days.
Panacur is not licensed for use in Poultry in the UK. It is a wormer that is commonly used for cats and dogs as well as cattle.
If you take your chickens to the vets for worming they may be given Panacur. It is a broad spectrum wormer that many vets will prescribe for poultry, often because they don’t stock Flubenvet but have Panacur on the shelf.
Used to treat: Large roundworm, caecal worm, gapeworm, hairworm and gizzard worm in poultry and the Taenia species of tapeworm.
Dosage: Varies according to the vet’s advice. Usually between 10mg and 50mg per Kg of weight. Repeated 7 to 10 days later.
Active ingredient: Fenbendazole.
Egg withdrawal for chickens: Intervet (who make Panacur) advised 7 days following the last day of treatment.
Slaughtering for meat for human consumption: 7 days after the last treatment
Length of treatment: 7 to 10 days (dosage is repeated after 7 to 10 days).
Fenbendazole is approved in the USA for use in growing turkeys at the rate of 14.5 g/ton of feed (16 ppm), fed continuously as the sole ration for 6 days for the removal of Ascaridia dissimilis and Heterakis gallinarum. No withdrawal time is required. One study indicates a possible negative effect on sperm quality by the drug. It has been suggested that an alternative drug be used for treatment of breeding toms or that the sperm number and frequency of artificial inseminations be increased. Fenbendazole is not approved for use in other poultry in the USA but is effective against Ascaris when administered once at 10–50 mg/kg; if needed the treatment can be repeated after 10 days. At 10–50 mg/kg, fenbendazole when administered daily over 5 days is effective against Capillaria. Fenbendazole is also efffective against other nematodes when administered at 10–50 mg/kg/day for 3–5 days or as a single dosage of 20–100 mg/kg, or added to the drinking water at 125 mg/L for 5 days or to the feed at 100 mg/kg. Fenbendazole should not be administered during molt, because it may interfere with feather regrowth.
Fenbendazole at 20 mg/kg for 3–4 days effectively removes gapeworms in pheasants. Toxicity has been reported in pigeons that received fenbendazole at the rate of 30 mg/kg for 5 days. Thiabendazole administered at 0.05% in the feed continuously for 2 wk can be used for treatment of gapeworms in pheasants, and when given continuously for ≥4 days is said to help prevent and control infections. Withdrawal of 21 days is required for meat consumption; specific precautions should be observed in feeds containing bentonite. Tetramisole at 3.6 mg/kg for 3 consecutive days in the drinking water removes gapeworms. Poultry treated while larvae are migrating in the body develop immunity to gapeworms, even though therapy may abort larval migration. Levamisole fed at a level of 0.04% for 2 days or at 2 g/gal. drinking water for 1 day each month has proved to be an effective control in game birds. Kiwis are reported to be acutely sensitive to levamisole at doses well within the safe range for domesticated poultry. Mebendazole fed prophylactically at 64 ppm or curatively at 125 ppm is effective in turkey poults. Cambendazole provided control when given in three treatments of 50 mg/kg for chickens and 20 mg/kg for turkeys. Albendazole administered as a single oral suspension (5 mg/kg bird weight) was reported effective against A galli, H gallinarum, and C obsignata. The drug also has been reported effective against cestodes if administered at 20 mg/kg. There are no published withdrawal times. Nitarsone at 170 g/ton (0.01875%) of feed has been reported to reduce A dissimilis fecundity and worm burden in chickens and turkeys.
All of these are 10% Fenbendazole
Liquid = 100mg/ml and Paste = 100mg/gram
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The poop page, that chat allotment one, is flawed... IMO, foamy poops are never normal. Could be worms, coccidia or something else. Do you know which one did it?
Water soluble 20% fenbendazole (Safeguard) - 200mg/ml - Available in Europe?
An expensize water soluble wormer: Given properly, I think this will treat most worms, including tapes. I would say all worms, but I'm still not sure what will treat oviduct flukes.
Wormougel - 20g/L Praziquantel, 20g/L Oxfendazole - If I did my math correctly, the dose is 47 ml per gallon. Unclear if it should be given for more than one day and if it needs to be repeated again in 10 days.
Like all other wormers, it's not approved for use in laying hens. It's not banned, it's just not approved.
@casportpony IS there a way we can get this post straightened out as it should be? I dont want others to get confused or miss informed.
I will see what I can come up with. Unfortunately, the web is full of misinformation, so many people are likely to just google wormer dosing and won't bother researching it. I know, 'cause that's how I used to do it.
There are so many worms, and each can be treated, but some require more of a medication than others. Giving too little of a wormer can cause resistance, which is one of the reasons people should have fecals done. For example, if a fecal shows just roundworm eggs you could give Wazine (piperazine), pyrantel pamoate or maybe ivermectin and save using something like Safeguard or Valbazen for when you have cecal worms, capillary worms or gapeworms. Those three can be treated with Safeguard or Valbazen, but the dose need to treat each is different. Make sense?
So what's the right thing for people that can't have fecals done? Should they just go ahead and worm for all worms? If it is, how can we get them to ignore all the misinformation? Like the 3cc per gallon? Or the 1/2 cc per bird, repeat in 10 days? And the "pea size" paste?
Edited by casportpony - 2/16/16 at 11:20am