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I spoke to a vet today that's from my old hometown & he said that the Safe-Guard horse paste will get rid of tapeworms if used for 3 straight days.  Does anyone know anything about this?

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I use it on my goats, but have never used it on the chickens. For them I use valbazin (sp?).

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Can anyone confirm or deny this? I wormed mine yesterday with Safe-guard (can't get Valbazen locally) & if this is true I need to worm them again today & tomorrow.

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If your vet recommended it, that is probably a better source of information than strangers on the internet.

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Originally Posted by kuntrychick 

I spoke to a vet today that's from my old hometown & he said that the Safe-Guard horse paste will get rid of tapeworms if used for 3 straight days.  Does anyone know anything about this?


I'll tell you what...ask a horse owner if safeguard horse paste kills tapeworms in horses. Then you'll have your answer if it'll kill tapeworms in chickens.


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Safeguard kills tapeworms

http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/disparas.htm

Tapeworms

Tapeworms or cestodes are flattened, ribbon-shaped worms composed of numerous segments or division. Tapeworms vary in size from very small to several inches in length. The head or anterior end is much smaller than the rest of the body. Since tapeworms may be very small, careful examination often is necessary to find them. A portion of the intestine may be opened and placed in water to assist in finding the tapeworms.

The pathology or damage tapeworms produce in poultry is controversial. In young birds, heavy infections result in reduced efficiency and slower growth. Young birds are more severely affected than older birds.

All poultry tapeworms apparently spend part of their lives in intermediate hosts, and birds become infected by eating the intermediate hosts. These hosts include snails, slugs, beetles, ants, grasshoppers, earthworms, houseflies and others. The intermediate host becomes infected by eating the eggs of tapeworms that are passed in the bird feces.

Although several drugs are used to remove tapeworms from poultry, most are of doubtful efficacy. In general, tapeworms are most readily controlled by preventing the birds from eating the infected intermediate host.

Tapeworm infections can be controlled by regular treatment of the bird with fenbendazole or leviamisole.

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And I ran across this regarding Safeguard Canine Dewormer (didn't even know they had a canine one):

http://www.safe-guard-for-dogs.com/intestinal-Tapeworms.asp

There's also an instant coupon for safe-guard to present to cashier (which they spelled Safe-Guard wrong on the title of...LOL):


http://www.safe-guard-for-dogs.com/images/coupon.pdf

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Originally Posted by Bear Foot Farm 

Safeguard kills tapeworms

http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/disparas.htm

Tapeworms

Tapeworms or cestodes are flattened, ribbon-shaped worms composed of numerous segments or division. Tapeworms vary in size from very small to several inches in length. The head or anterior end is much smaller than the rest of the body. Since tapeworms may be very small, careful examination often is necessary to find them. A portion of the intestine may be opened and placed in water to assist in finding the tapeworms.

The pathology or damage tapeworms produce in poultry is controversial. In young birds, heavy infections result in reduced efficiency and slower growth. Young birds are more severely affected than older birds.

All poultry tapeworms apparently spend part of their lives in intermediate hosts, and birds become infected by eating the intermediate hosts. These hosts include snails, slugs, beetles, ants, grasshoppers, earthworms, houseflies and others. The intermediate host becomes infected by eating the eggs of tapeworms that are passed in the bird feces.

Although several drugs are used to remove tapeworms from poultry, most are of doubtful efficacy. In general, tapeworms are most readily controlled by preventing the birds from eating the infected intermediate host.
Tapeworm infections can be controlled by regular treatment of the bird with fenbendazole or leviamisole.



But is the dosing & then dosing 10 days later enough to kill them?

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Safeguard Canine Dewormer


It doesn't matter what animal they put on the bottle

Use 10% Safegaurd.

The liquid is easiest to work with

But is the dosing & then dosing 10 days later enough to kill them?


Maybe.

You can always give them more

In fact you can give them 100 times more and it still won't hurt the birds.

That's why they call it SAFEguard

You'll know it worked if they stop passing the tapeworm segments

You can mix it with their water and not worry about dosing them individually


Edited by Bear Foot Farm - 11/10/11 at 1:12am
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I need to make a correction on the valbazin comment... hide  It's NOT valbazin, it is WAZINE. Must not have had enough coffee or a brain fart when I posted that.
Sorry for any confusion!

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