Brownish worm in poop~Wazine or Ivomec?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sunny Side Up, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Sunny Side Up

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    I just noticed a worm in one of my chickens' poop. It didn't look like the white roundworms I've seen in the past, it was deeper in the poop, seemed shorter, thicker & more brown in color. This is the first one I've noticed, my young son was sitting on the ground when the hen passed & pooped and he first noticed something wriggling in it.

    I have both Wazine and Ivomec pour-on, which should I use? Should I use both? If so, which one first, and how long before using the other? Thank you for your imput.
     
  2. dawg53

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    Could be a tapeworm segment. I recommend valbazen...even if it isnt a tapeworm, valbazen kills all known worms that chickens can get.
     
  3. Sunny Side Up

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    Okay, this is a new one for me. I've never heard of valbazen, and aren't sure I could get it at my feed store. Plus, I already have the Wazine and the Ivomec here. I'm thinking of giving them Wazine tomorrow morning, and then in 10 days giving them the Ivomec. Does that sound like a good plan? Or should I give them the Ivomec first, since this doesn't look like roundworms?

    Thank you for your help.
     
  4. dawg53

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    If you have never wormed your chickens before, I recommend you use the wazine first. Wazine will get rid of the large roundworms, then 10 days later use the ivermectin. Just a reminder, if it was tapeworm, neither the wazine nor ivermectin kills tapeworms. Valbazen is a cattle and sheep wormer. It can be purchased online or by phone at jeffers livestock.com
     
  5. Sunny Side Up

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    Okay, yesterday I gave every chicken Wazine-treated water. I even separated the hen my son said made the poop in which we saw the worm, put her in a wire cage with paper below the floor to catch her poops. She drank Wazine too, but I didn't see anything moving in any of her poops.

    So, what do you think? In 10 days should I still give everyone Ivomec? (And if on Mon 10/18 they had Wazine, when exactly do I give the Ivomec? I'm going to do it at night. Should it be the night of the 27th or the 28th?) I'm not looking forward to it so if it's not necessary I would be glad to skip it. I have 50 chickens in the main laying flock, plus a dozen or more bantams, some who roost in the treetops and are almost impossible to catch, and a dozen capons fattening for the table.

    Should I Ivomec just to be sure? Or wait until I see any more evidence of worms in the poop?
     

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