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diatomaceous earth or wormer?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by TerryQui, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. TerryQui

    TerryQui Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some gorgeous yellow Modena pigeons and kept them in quarantine and one died today with worms coming out of it's mouth. I found her dead that way.
    So I need to treat them all plus my own flock.
    I put diatomaceous earth on the food. Should I use just that or wormer also?
    Should I wait on the wormer to see if they start pooping these worms some first? I don't want to over kill and kill my birds.
    Please help me save what is left. They are gorgeous birds and I wanted to produce the yellow. I still have a yellow male and yellow argent female. But that is it. Thank you.
    ps, ten years experience breeding green cheek conures and raising chickens but rather new to Pigeons.

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    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  3. TerryQui

    TerryQui Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did some research and it looks like the D-earth will do the trick over a coarse of a week and is much safer.
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    DE is very unlikely to work at all. Would be best to have a vet do a fecal float.

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  6. 2-3 drops of 1% injectable Ivermectin. This works. for all parasites.
     

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