De-worming meds question?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by cochinGurl, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, i bought some swine/poultry de-wormer called "pig-swig" is this ok to use for pigeons? maybe reduce the dosage? it was the only deworming stuff the had at the feed store.
    thanks -cochingurl
     
  2. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the active ingredient?
     
  3. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    piperazine monohydrochloride... i think i spelled it right, the letters were realy small, lol.
     
  4. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Piperazine is not really a good wormer,it doesn't kill the worms it only paralyzes them,a lot don't pass so the bird is still infested.I would recommend ivermectin or quest,or even Wazine 17 but it only works on certain kinds of worms.
     
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  5. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks so much for your quick reply! do you have to order it off the net or can you buy it at a feed store?
     
  6. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You can get it at TSC,Big R,Rural king or any of the other large chain stores.I would recommend Quest,it is effective on all worms except tapeworm,and also effective against external parasites,mites ect.When you find the stuff let me know and i'll give you the proper dosage and mixing instructions.

    BTW,it's a horse wormer.
     
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  7. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awesome! thanks so much, ill be heading to town (i live on an island, so "going to town" is a big deal lol ) in a few days most likely, and ill let you know. thanks again for your help. [​IMG]
     
  8. Covey Rise Plantation

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    Quote:All the wormers you mentioned only paralyzes, Also Wazine is piperazine
     
  9. pigeonpal

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    Ivermectin injectable for swine is a very effective and safe wormer for pigeons. For a pigeon like a homer you would give it 2 drops from an eyedropper down it's throat. This would work out to be about .10mL of a dose. It kills most types of internal worms and also will kill several external parasites too. [​IMG]
     
  10. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, cool that sounds like a realy good option. where can i get these?
     

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