All worm prevention

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hikerfrog99, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. hikerfrog99

    hikerfrog99 Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in upstate SC. I wanted to know what you use to prevent worms and how often. I would like to use a natural wormer but one that is not so expensive.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Truthfully, most natural dewormers don't work very well. They "can" help prevent worms, but if the bird is seriously exposed to worms, spends a lot of time outside, etc., they won't do enough to prevent a worm infestation. So, I'd go with a non-natural dewormer. Safeguard (for goats) is a good dewormer and usually isn't too expensive. Valbazen is just as good, but is more expensive. I use the Worminator (http://www.twincitypoultrysupplies.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=584) It kills most worms, though not tapeworms.
     
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  6. hikerfrog99

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    Too bad the only avain vet here is very expensive. Mu husband would have my head for paying 60 without the fecal or meds
     
  7. casportpony

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    Doesn't have to be an avian vet, call around and ask if they'll do just a fecal, but let them know that you don't need any medical advice, just want to check for parasites. That shouldn't cost more than $20.

    -Kathy
     
  8. hikerfrog99

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    I can try my mobile vet that I use for my dog. He is very nice and can tell me where I can go to do it if he can't. The other isn't even an avian vet. Its an exotic vet. No wonder they want so much. Nobody else even knows anything about chickens which is weird since everyone nearby me has cattle, equine, goats and chickens. There is even a mule across the street. I'm going to try to send a pic of my coco. She came to my door and was my first hen ever. I want to try to find out her breed as we are best friends. Its funny, she always leaves the flock just to come say hello to me and follow me around and "talk" to me.
     
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