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Can't get rid of pinworms in chicken. Help.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by myfester, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. myfester

    myfester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read in this forum that chickens can't get pinworms, but I swear it's what I see in their poo every so often. They look like angel-hair spaghetti, about 2-4 inches long (hard to tell..they are all bunched up in the poo). I don't know how to insert photos in the message. They are not dark in color, but a light cream color. They don't poop them out every day...sometime it goes for months before I see some, then maybe twice a month. It's totally random. I've treated everyone with Fenbendazole almost 2 weeks ago. The last mass of worms were seen about 2 days ago and were dead...but don't know if it's from the meds or because they were out of the host for a while. Do I treat again? Am I misdiagnosing? All girls act healthy.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Most likely those are large roundworms you are seeing, not pinworms. You need to redose with fenbedazole now, then again in 10 days.
     
  3. myfester

    myfester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you...will redose again this evening.
     
  4. LanaPhillips

    LanaPhillips New Egg

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    Pin worms are smaller than a grain of rice. Round and pointy/skinny. Flat small worms would be tape worms.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Definitely sounds like large roundworms.
     

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