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Deworming because we have worms!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicksinthemachine, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just feed my older flock our pumpkins from Halloween last week how long will that last? Because my flock indoors has worms and one died this morning, she was recovering from a racoon rampage at my house a couple of weeks ago, I don't have any more pumpkin seeds to give to the peeps what should I do? I have corid/amprol and terramycin(sp) on hand will any of these help? I also read something about honey and garlic? Help please I can't take much more of this!@![​IMG]
     
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  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    Ivomec Eprinex - it's a topical dewormer for cattle available at the feedstore - treats several types of worms (Wazine only treats roundworms) 0.5 cc for standard chickens, 0.25 cc for bantams Put the dose on the back of the neck. I don't know if it needs to be repeated with a known infestation - as preventative maintenance, it's only done every few months. I don't think pumpkin seeds are very effective against a known infestation; I think they're more like a preventative. Hope this helps!
     
  3. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can find out how to treat worms HERE . Good luck!
     
  4. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow thanks for the link![​IMG] P.S. Can my kids and us get these roundworms, because they have been handled before I knew they had roundworms it is only 5 peeps well 4 now I lost one this morning but we wash our hands with anti-bacterial soap after handling them.
     
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  5. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not that I know of...
     
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    FYI - pumpkin seeds only treat tapeworms. At least that is what I have been previously taught.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Pumpkin seeds and buttermilk are a multi-worm preventative, but if you are seeing worms in poop and lots of them, time for the big guns.
     

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