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Deworming using Safeguard pellets

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kristasflock, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Kristasflock

    Kristasflock Just Hatched

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    Hi Everyone,

    I recently purchased Safeguard pellets deworm my four chickens. How much of the Safeguard pellets should I feed them to deworm?

    Thank you
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! What worms do you want to treat? How much you need to use depends on the type of worm you wish to treat.

    -Kathy
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Do your Birds have worms?
    I have never wormed a Chicken in my life....If Birds are kept clean, proper nutrition and are healthy, worming is not needed....

    Cheers!
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  6. Kristasflock

    Kristasflock Just Hatched

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    Hi there,

    It would be to treat most all worms - my vet who was also a farm vet for over 10 years recommended using the Safeguard pellets as unlike Piperzine it targets a large variety of worm types
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Contact the vet then, for the proper dosage....

    Cheers!
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It does treat more worms than piperazine (Wazine), but worms like capillary worms require higher doses than large roundworms or cecal worms. Have your vet look up capillary worm treatment and have him/her recommend an amount, 'cause I don't think the amount listed on the product is enough.

    -Kathy
     

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