Gapeworm and intestinal roundworm treatment in US?! Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenoverlord, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. chickenoverlord

    chickenoverlord Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, I am positive one of my hens has gapeworm, I noticed it yesterday. I think my other (30+) chickens have intestinal roundworm. My chickens are free range, but they have a run for nighttime. And I can't get flubenvet in the US so I'm screwed that way. Help me PLEASE!
     
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  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Valbazen suspension is Albendazole and will kill gapes. It is available from most feed stores and is safe and effective: http://japr.fass.org/content/16/3/392.full.pdf

    Dosage is done orally via syringe (minus the needle) at 1/2 cc for LF and 1/4 cc for Bantams. You don't need to withhold feed like some other wormers. Dose them one day, and do it again 10 days later. If you want what is comparable to Flubenvet, Hake's Twin City Poultry Supply carries Worminator.
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Valbazen(Albendazole) will work against gapeworm, and Safeguard dewormer(Fenebenzole) will too. Here are some links on Valbazen and Safeguard dosages:

    Safeguard paste (post #2 has the dosages): https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/416541/how-do-i-treat-with-safeguard
    Safeguard liquid (go to post #3): https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/640369/capillaria-eggs-dosing-for-safeguard-10-liquid-form-needed

    Valbazen:https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/401475/worming-with-valbazen (go to post #2)

    You can get Flubenvet in the United States in the form of the Worminator. You can get it from Twin City Poultry Supplies (http://www.twincitypoultrysupplies.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=584) I use it, and haven't had any problems with any worms.
     
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  4. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't use Safeguard during times of moult. It can affect proper feather growth. Fenbendazole is also useless against tapes.
     
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  5. chickenoverlord

    chickenoverlord Chillin' With My Peeps

    THANK YOU GUYS I LOVE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW!!! I just ordered the worminator, thanks again!
     
  6. chickenoverlord

    chickenoverlord Chillin' With My Peeps

    HELP! I used the worminator and she got better, but it came back after a few days, so I used it again. Once again, better for a few days but now it's back with a vengeance!
     

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