Eprinex good to treat gapeworm?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tnchickchic, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. tnchickchic

    tnchickchic New Egg

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    I have tried to find info about using Eprinex to treat gapeworm. Lots of posts about using Ivermectin. Does anyone know if Eprinex is effective for treating gapeworm? I have Eprinex, but not Ivermectin so wasn't sure if I needed to buy Ivermectin. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    I think that's for cattle, can it be used on chickens? I do know its a broad spectrum wormer, but i don't know if it kills gapeworm
     
  3. tnchickchic

    tnchickchic New Egg

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    We used it (Eprinex)to treat some chickens that we got that had lice and also to do a worming of all of the birds (you do not have to get rid of any eggs after the treatment unlike some other wormers). We would just feel better if someone could tell us that eprinex will get rid of gapeworm. One of our pullets is running around shaking her head and doing the open-mouth "gape". We will get some Ivermectin if we need to, but have had no information to guide us yet.
     
  4. CynthiaM

    CynthiaM Out Of The Brooder

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    Bump, any more word on the use of Eprinex for that gapeworm?
     
  5. CynthiaM

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    Anyone know?
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Sorry...can't help. I've recently googled because I was seeing some of that open mouth gaping. In all of the sites I visited and all the old threads I read through here on BYC, I don't recall ever seeing Eprinex named as being used. I always saw some version of Ivermec...and another product (sold for sheep/goats) w/a brand of Safe Guard (can't recall the drug, but it wasn't Eprinex). Does the bottle include any mention of lungworms or something along those lines???
     

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