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Flubenvet for de-worming

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Krayfish57, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Krayfish57

    Krayfish57 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a question about routine de-worming products. How often should I de-worm my chickens? I de-worm my horses 4 times a year. What medication should I use and should I rotate products like I do with the horses? I searched for Flubenvet but cannot find it in the USA. Is there something else I could use instead?
    Many thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The two wormers that I have seen most recommended for US residents are Valbazen (albendazole) which gets all chicken worms, and SafeGuard or fenbendazole which gets most except tapeworm (unless higher doses for several days are used.) I think they are pretty comparable to flubenvet (flubendazole.) One BYCer has been recommending something called Worm out Gel which is a combo of oxfendazole and praziquantel. Some say to worm twice a year in areas where it gets pretty warm and humid, and once a year in colder, dryer climates. Others worm more often, and some people don't ever worm. I have read to rotate wormers, and to stay with a wormer until it no longer works, then change. Here are a few outdated links (note Ivermectin which doesn't work much anymore for worms, and DE which doesn't work when wet) about worming: http://www.flytesofancy.co.uk/chickenhouses/Worming_Poultry.html
    http://birdhealth.com.au/flockbirds/poultry/diseases/Worms.html
    http://poultrykeeper.com/general-chickens/worming-chickens
     
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  4. Krayfish57

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    Thank you all so very much. The website links are very informative. [​IMG]
     
  5. Krayfish57

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    Should I discard the eggs for a few days after administering the de-wormer?
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Egg withdrawal for safeguard and valbazen are usually 14 days after the last dose, so a total of 24 days since either wormer should be given, then repeated in 10 days..
     

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