chickens with tapeworm

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickengirl1193, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. chickengirl1193

    chickengirl1193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On friday I saw what I think to be tapeworm segments in my chickens poo. I brought the sample to the vet immediately and am still waiting on their results... im not sure where else I can get the correct de wormer... but in the mean time im concerned about the safety of my eggs. I keep my nesting boxes clean and collect eggs frequently so I dont wash them.but I still want to make sure its safe to consume the eggs.
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would wash the eggs just before cooking them to eat. Valbazen cattle and sheep wormer will treat your tapeworm. Dosage is 1/2 ml for most chickens, 1/4 for bantam, and 3/4 ml for very large chickens. Re-doses in 10 days, and throw out eggs for14 days after last dose. http://www.jefferspet.com/valbazen/camid/liv/cp/16387/
     
  3. KatsChicks

    KatsChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm curious about that, is it safe to eat the Eggs if the Chickens have Worms? How often do most People De-Worm them? Is there a Wormer with no Withdrawal Time? I got my Chickens last Spring (some Pullets and some older Hens) and have not yet De-Wormed them.
     
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  4. chickengirl1193

    chickengirl1193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Im going to buy wormer cuz im getting frustrated waiting for the vet... they had to send my sample out to a company that then sent it to cornell. I thought they did the test at the vets office...I brought a goat fecal sample to my dogs vet and he gave me an answer within five minutes but this time I wanted to use a vet specific to chickens since we eat the eggs but the service just isnt the same for double the price :(
    So if you dose twice, you will need to throw out the eggs for the first ten days then the 2 weeks after second dose, 24 days all together? That's so many wasted eggs :(
     
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    chickengirl1193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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