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post #11 of 16
Equimax dose for tapeworms would be 0.03 ml per pound.

-Kathy
post #12 of 16
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Just wanted to say a big thank you for your help with tapeworm. I used "EQUITAPE", very easy to administer (just disguised it in a little bread) and I'm pleased to say no more cysts in the poop! Brilliant, I have now added it to my Chicken Health Care kit. Once again, thanks for your help, it was invaluable. Maria

post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by mariac View Post
 

Just wanted to say a big thank you for your help with tapeworm. I used "EQUITAPE", very easy to administer (just disguised it in a little bread) and I'm pleased to say no more cysts in the poop! Brilliant, I have now added it to my Chicken Health Care kit. Once again, thanks for your help, it was invaluable. Maria

You're welcome, and thanks for the update!

 

-Kathy

post #14 of 16

Since you are on the subject, I've been struggle to rid my flock of tapeworms for about three months now.  I did a pre-treat with Wazine 17, mostly because I did not know what I was dealing with.  However, after much research, I have determined that my flock has tapeworms, mostly identified by the "rice" looking segments that move in their poop.  In February, I treated the flock with 1/2 cc of Valbazen which was recommended on this site by a very knowledgeable and experienced person (but I forgot to withhold their food 24 hours prior to the treatment).  It didn't work.    I tried again about two weeks later with another dose of 1/2 cc Valbazen.  It didn't work.  Very frustrating, particularly since I have had to withhold eggs for two weeks at a time after each dosage.   On top of that they all came down with mites that I treated (with a product recommended by the local fed store) by powdering their vents.  That seemed to have worked.  I also increased dry dirt and ash for my flock to roll around in!  I really hate to spend another $40 for a fecal exam by my local vet to have them tell me I am dealing with tapes.  I am 99% sure they have tapeworms.  The question is, can I withhold their food for 24 hours and double the Valbazen dosage to 1cc without hurting my flock?  How long after treatment are you supposed to wait before letting them eat again?  I am feeling defeated and discouraged.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  

post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by RaeJean View Post

Since you are on the subject, I've been struggle to rid my flock of tapeworms for about three months now.  I did a pre-treat with Wazine 17, mostly because I did not know what I was dealing with.  However, after much research, I have determined that my flock has tapeworms, mostly identified by the "rice" looking segments that move in their poop.  In February, I treated the flock with 1/2 cc of Valbazen which was recommended on this site by a very knowledgeable and experienced person (but I forgot to withhold their food 24 hours prior to the treatment).  It didn't work.    I tried again about two weeks later with another dose of 1/2 cc Valbazen.  It didn't work.  Very frustrating, particularly since I have had to withhold eggs for two weeks at a time after each dosage.   On top of that they all came down with mites that I treated (with a product recommended by the local fed store) by powdering their vents.  That seemed to have worked.  I also increased dry dirt and ash for my flock to roll around in!  I really hate to spend another $40 for a fecal exam by my local vet to have them tell me I am dealing with tapes.  I am 99% sure they have tapeworms.  The question is, can I withhold their food for 24 hours and double the Valbazen dosage to 1cc without hurting my flock?  How long after treatment are you supposed to wait before letting them eat again?  I am feeling defeated and discouraged.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  

How much do they weigh?

-Kathy
post #16 of 16
Don't quote me on this, but I think Valbazen might not treat all species of tapes.

-Kathy
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