Do they sell wormer specifically for chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gritsar, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    or will I need to buy wormer for another species (cattle?) and use it?
    I'm thinking ahead a few weeks when I know it'll be time to worm them.
    Thanks, Kat
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Kat, Wazine is supposedly the only wormer approved for poultry, but it only gets roundworms. Other than that, as far as I know, you would have to use one "off-label". Big factory farms have no need for wormer since theirs never touch the ground, so no one has done the work to get one approved, I guess.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    There is wormer called Rooster Booster triple action, by Rooster Booster products. You mix a certain scoop w/50-100lbs of feed.[​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The only thing about the Rooster Booster if it's the product I know, it has an antibiotic in it as well.
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I can't remember, I thought it was a 3 in one wormer. It was often recommended for peacocks, but they have a lot of different products, so I could be wrong.....[​IMG]
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Here it is.....

    Rooster Booster Triple Action Multi-Wormer is a type B Medicated Feed Concentrate & Vitamin Supplement. It's a multi-action product that kills round worms, cecal worms, and capillary worms in poultry, fowl, pigeons, ducks, geese, turkeys, and quail.

    This product also contains active ingredients that serve as effective treatments in chronic respiratory disease like air sac infection and infectious enteritis.

    Triple Action Multi-Wormer is blended in a nutrition-rich base containing essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and direct-fed microbials.

    Indications for use:
    Treatment of chronic respiratory disease (air sac infection); blue comb (non-specific infectious enteritis); control of infestations of large roundworms (Ascaris galli), cecal worms (Heterakis gallinae), and capillary worms (capillaria obsignata).

    Important: Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasites and disease.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Thanks for the info. As there's not a vet around here that treats chickens, I was going to worm them just in case. Some of the chickens are having a little runny poo. My SO, whose experience with chickens is mainly limited to those in the commercial houses, says the runny poo could just be from the heat. [​IMG]
    One more question. I know DE can be used as a wormer, does anyone know if it's effective? And if so, what would be the correct dosage to add to their feed?
     
  8. Blue Harvest Mama

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    Quote:I may know of the wormer you refer to. I have a chicken that wasn't looking too well a few days ago (lethargic, looking like she was going to sleep when everyone else was peppy since they we're just let out to free-range) and my mom gave her a dose of Pyrantel (dewormer) and Albon (antibiotic). She has peafowl and this is what she keeps on hand to treat her birds.

    Off to post to find out how long we'll have to discard any eggs she lays due to the meds. Hope this helps. ~BHM
     

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