Fecal Report back, my Vet is Unavailable - Can anyone translate this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cocoloco, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. cocoloco

    cocoloco Chirping

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    I finally got the fecal sample report back - but my avian vet is off today and the on-call is not an Avian vet and cannot, legally, read it for me. They forwarded it to me, however. Can anyone tell me what this means:

    2/21/2019 L 9 Microbiology results from IDEXX Reference

    Laboratory Requisition ID: 118277844 Posted Final Test Result Reference Range OVA&PARA Ascn: 2303632034
    OVA & PARASITES Capillariid ova present, few (3-10) In cases of acute or chronic diarrhea in addition to a fecal flotation and antigen testing for ova and parasites consider testing for viral, bacterial and protozoal infectious agents using RealPCR (canine diarrhea panel: test code 2625; feline diarrhea panel: test code 2627).
    2/21/2019 L 9 Microbiology results from IDEXX Reference

    Laboratory Requisition ID: 118277844 Posted Final Test Result Reference Range GIARDIAFA NEGATIVE Ascn: 2303632034
    2/21/2019 B 9 1.00 Fecal O&P Giardia- Avian/Reptile (IL3660) by 2
     
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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    I think... it looks like some roundworm eggs were found. And that the sample was also tested for giardia but that was negative.
    If I'm right, you would want to worm your entire flock with something like wazine (piperazine) or safeguard (fenbendazole). There is a 14 days egg withdrawal period for both.
    Like I said. I'm only guessing. Let's see what the more experienced folks think!
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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    It looks to me like they found a few capillary worm eggs or larvae in the fecal sample. Capillary worms, also called threadworms, are treated with SafeGard Liquid Goat Wormer 1/4 ml per pound of weight given for 5 straight days. I believe you can also use Valbazen 0.08 ml per pound for 3 days. @dawg53 or @casportpony can verify that.
     
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  4. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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    capillaria-worm-lifecycle-poultrydvm.png
    Worms were found
     
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  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    @Eggcessive @Sue Gremlin @casportpony

    I believe that means Capillary worms, but could be wrong.
     
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  6. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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    I believe you can use ivermectin 1/4 cc for standard size birds but others can verify this info
     
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  7. SilversRule

    SilversRule In the Brooder

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    It appears to me that your chicken is negative for Giardia, and has very few other parasites tested for present. Just curious why did you test for parasites?
     
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  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Follow the instructions as given by @Eggcessive. Valbazen or Safeguard will take care of capillary worms pronto. Give it orally to all your chickens. If one bird had them, so will the others.
     
  9. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Do you even want to worm, for that small a load?
     
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    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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