fenbendazole dosage?

lilmagill

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I have treated my Gretel for external parasites but she is still not doing well… Feather loss, lethargic, losing weight. She is still eating and drinking. she must have worms, although I haven't seen any in her poop. I have fenbendazole safeguard for goats and have looked for dosages on this site but have seen several different recommendations. Can someone please tell me how much to dose her? and I understand you do not have to wait before you can eat the eggs? She actually is not laying but I assume I have to dose my other 3 girls as well as I have no way to separate them except for during the day...? and how does one know that they get enough medicine? I am going out of town Tuesday so I need to start tomorrow. I would appreciate any tips and how to's. Thank you so much!
 

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What did you treat her for with for the external parasites?
Did you see bugs?
Did you treat the coop too?
 

lilmagill

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she had lice eggs your her event that I cut off after I gave her a bath and dish soap. I did not see any bugs on her anywhere else. I sprayed the coop down with liquid seven and put down some DE as a future preventative. I have sprayed her with permethrin twice, one week apart. and thank you for the link but I need layman's terms. If she has intestinal worms how much do I put in a gallon of water? I have seen 2.25 mL, 3 mL and then your article suggested even more. I'm really upset and confused and need someone to tell me what to do. thank you.
 

lilmagill

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she had lice eggs on her vent area that I cut off after I gave her a bath in dish soap. I did not see any bugs on her anywhere else. I sprayed the coop down with liquid seven and put down some DE as a future preventative. I have sprayed her with permethrin twice, one week apart. and thank you for the link but I need layman's terms. If she has intestinal worms how much do I put in a gallon of water? I have seen 2.25 mL, 3 mL and then your article suggested even more. I'm really upset and confused and need someone to tell me what to do. thank you.
my apologies for the typos.
 

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Ok...sit tight. I'll get you the dosage.
Is it a liquid or paste?
I'm not familiar with that specific wormer though.
I can give you the names and doses of other wormers.
DE will NOT prevent or kill any lice or mite from coming back.
 

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There is not just one type of worm a chicken can get...so it usually helps to know which worm they need to be treated for, different medications treat different worms and some medications don't phase some worms.

I'm guessing a fecal test on her poop is out of the question?
Any vets office can do it for very cheap.
 

lilmagill

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I have asked the vets in my area and they do not to do that. The safeguard is suspension 10% (100 mg/mL) liquid. I figured the DE couldn't hurt :) so when I figure out the dosage I just mix it with a gallon of water and put it in their water feeder and leave them cooped up? They don't drink a gallon of water a day. how do you know they're getting the proper amount? And I have read three days in a row. Does that mean I need to make a fresh solution each day? argh.
 

lilmagill

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that's the same post that I read before posting my question. it says a vet said 2.25 ml. Somebody else said 3ml. Somewhere else in that same thread it says milligrams.
 

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