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Confirmation of Albendazole solution for eye worm and worms residing in digestive worms.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Luckybaby, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. Luckybaby

    Luckybaby Chirping

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    I bought 500ml of Valbazen oral suspension. It contains 113.6mg/ml of albendazole.

    I read it somewhere about mixing equal parts of water and valbazen. So, if I put 0.5ml of valbazen, I should also mix it with 0.5ml of water?

    Also, I read that I should does them 20mg of albendazole per kg of body weight. So if my chicken is 1 pound I should give about 0.08ml of valbazen?

    1kg= 2.20462 lbs. 20/2.20462= 9.072
    9.072(x)=y x(weight in pounds)/ y(mg of albendazole)

    y/113.6=Z z(ml of valbazen) Z=0.08ml

    I really don't want to under dose them, since the worms will become resistant to it. Also, I don't want to overdose them, with an amount that can be detrimental to their health. What is the toxicity level of albendazole on chickens?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    It only has to be diluted half with water when applying it to the eye, not given orally. It is very safe to use for instance if you accidentally give them a double dose. Generally giving 0.1 ml (or 1/10 ml) per pound is what I would give. Some would use the formula 1/8 ml for chicks and bantams, 1/4 ml for smaller standard chickens, 1/2 ml for standards, and 3/4 ml for larger birds. You must give a dose in the eye (diluted) then give a dose orally, and repeat in 10 days. Hopefully this is not confusing. Dawg53 has many posts on BYC referring to that.
     

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