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You probably got it from me a long time ago. I used to use wazine first, until I found out that it acts as a flush getting rid of large roundworms. If there's alot of roundworms in the digestive tract, the wazine could cause a blockage which could kill a chicken. That's why I recommend valbazen first. The worms are slowly killed and digested over 3-5 days, not all at once like wazine.

 

It's true that over time our knowledge increases and our approaches therefore change.  What you say is very logical, but it then begs the question "why use Wazine at all if Valbazen kills roundworms as well?"  Is Wazine needed to get any roundworms that the Valbazen may have left behind, or is it better to alternate treatments to avoid resistance developing?

 

Started out with 3 birds. Currently at 13 pullets and 2 roos

- chicken maths is definitely getting the better of me!

 

Member of the Derperella Club - we're all just going round the rooster here.

 

RIP Blackie (the best hen ever), Rusty (too curious once too often) and Cinders (my grey girl)

 

 

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Started out with 3 birds. Currently at 13 pullets and 2 roos

- chicken maths is definitely getting the better of me!

 

Member of the Derperella Club - we're all just going round the rooster here.

 

RIP Blackie (the best hen ever), Rusty (too curious once too often) and Cinders (my grey girl)

 

 

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post #22 of 23

Legally, wazine is used specifically for chickens, turkeys and swine. Whereas valbazen is off label use in poultry and is used in other livestock. But you're right, why use wazine? Birds that are sick from internal parasites wont drink nor eat. Wazine is mixed in water and sick birds dont drink. If they do drink it, it's usually not enough to be effective. Also in cooler temperatures, chickens drink less water. That means they drink less wazine treated water.

Valbazen dosage is 1/2ml given orally using a syringe without a needle for a standard size, 1/4ml for a smaller chicken. Then the dosing is repeated again in 10 days. That'll take care of any roundworms missed by the first dosing.

There are other wormers I've used in rotation with valbazen; safeguard liquid goat wormer (as a matter of fact I'm using it later this month to worm my birds.) Another wormer is pyrantal pamoate that I rotate infrequently. I've had no need to use Rooster Booster Triple wormer nor Durvet's Strike lll which is the same as the Rooster Booster...just a different name. I've used zimectrin gold equine paste for tapeworms. There are a few other wormers I've used, but not anymore due to their loss of effectiveness.

post #23 of 23
I know this post is old but must share with you what my vet said after I asked her if I could use Baytril:
". Baytril (enrofloxacin) is strictly prohibited from use in poultry. It is unfortunate that there is so much misinformation about its use in chickens online."
I verified and yes it has been banned by FDA back in 2005... Unsafe for humans because promotes bacterial resistance. It appears that is it not only about the meet but also the eggs... I thought I should share.
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