Administering worm medicine

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Klwright1122, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Klwright1122

    Klwright1122 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know there is so much info out here on worming...almost too much to sift through.
    My friend's chickens have round worms. I know she can treat with wazine...but I'd rather her use safe-guard 10% goat suspension or even valbezen. Because her chickens aren't used to being handled, can she soak a small chunk of bread in the medicine and feed each one individually first thing in the morning?
    Pls remind me the dosage for a standard size chicken if given orally.
    Thanks for any help.
     
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  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    I use valbazen and I use it at these dosages

    Valbazen -one half cc/ml for standard size chickens, one quarter cc/ml for smaller chickens including silkies. You can use an oral syringe to squirt it down their throats individually or you can inject it into a small piece of bread and give each chicken a piece of bread....they gobble it up. - dump the eggs for 14 days.
     
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  3. Klwright1122

    Klwright1122 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One time or over a period of 5 days?
     
  4. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    I only dose 1 day
     
  5. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dose once, repeat dose in five days. :)

    MrsB
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Safeguard dose is 0.23 ml per pound for five consecutive days if you want to treat all worms.

    -Kathy
     
  7. Klwright1122

    Klwright1122 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is concerned about the coop floor and the droppings. She has a smaller coop/run. I guess there is a tray under the roost that she can empty daily... But the floor in the run is Grass/dirt. Does she have to spray down the run, pick up poop and discard it... I mean, if she doesn't, will this whole thing happen again?
    I guess that's why she would redose in a couple weeks?
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Not sure what can be done about the run, except keep it as clean and dry as possible. All one day doses are repeated in 10 days.

    -Kathy
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    For *just* roundworms and cecal worms you can give 0.23 ml per pound 10% Safeguard liquid or paste orally once and repeat in 10 days.

    -Kathy
     
  10. minihorse927

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    this is what I meant when I dose one day, must repeat 5 to 10 days later.
     
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