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post #41 of 46
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Whats the component responsible for dealing with worms? I'll find a suitable replacement. I'm from the Netherlands by the way and Beaphar is a manufacturer in these parts with several product on the market.

Look for fenbendazole, albendazole or any *wormer* that ends in "zole". Any dog, cat, rabbit, goat, horse or cattle product that ends in zole will work if the correct amount is given.

Any poop yet?

-Kathy
post #42 of 46
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Fenbendazole Panacur, about 20 bucks (15 european) for 10 tabs of 250mg doses. 1 tab is for 11lbs (5kg) so I can split one in 5 bits and give 1 bit each day, they recommend pulverizing it and mixing it with fluids. How's that sound to you?

post #43 of 46
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Fenbendazole Panacur, about 20 bucks (15 european) for 10 tabs of 250mg doses. 1 tab is for 11lbs (5kg) so I can split one in 5 bits and give 1 bit each day, they recommend pulverizing it and mixing it with fluids. How's that sound to you?

50 mg once a day for five days is what I would give her. Mixing it in water is fine, or you could give it orally. Five days are needed to treat capillary worms in birds.

-Kathy
post #44 of 46
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Got up at 6, paid a visit to the patient and helped her get some water in. Made a trip to a local cattle-supplies store and got some anti-worm meds for small farm animals, when I got home she had died.

 

Kathy, thank you so much for your help, it seems I sought help in too late a stage. We've had chickens being a bit down and clumsy before and never had it lead to death. I'll be sure to do research on how this can be prevented, I just got an address for an avian specialist 40km from here (crossing the border into Germany). The rest of you, thanks as well for your input, I appreciate it so much!

 

Happy holidays everyone and in the new year I'll give y'all an update with the situation and some coop picks in a happier message.

post #45 of 46

I'm so sorry for your loss!

 

If you can get a necropsy done, that will help you a lot in knowing how to prevent it in the future. In the US a lot of universities will do them for free or a small fee, so that would be a good place to start.  That avian specialist would most certainly do it as well, it just might cost a bit more. They would also know if any universities near you will do it...

post #46 of 46
So sorry you lost her. hugs.gif

Necropsies are always helpful, especially if you have a place that can do them for you. You could also try doing one yourself, but I can understand why you might not want to.

Again, sorry for your loss.

-Kathy
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