Gapeworm & Safeguard wormer

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Northwood Silkies, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend's serama rooster has gapeworm and was wondering if you can use Safeguard goat oral wormer if so what would be the dosage?
    Thanks so much!! [​IMG]
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    If you are using the paste (that's what I use) give the serama rooster a BB sized piece on the side of it's beak, hopefully he'll eat it. If not,try a small piece of bread with the BB sized paste on it. Ivermectin pour on will kill gapeworm also. You'd use a syringe with a needle to precisely put 2 drops of the ivermectin pour on directly onto the skin on the back of the neck, it'll be absorbed through the skin, avoid getting it on any feathers. I use ivermectin pour on also for my standard size hens and of course they get more drops from the needle.
     
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  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    i don't know if Safeguard will kill gapeworm, but Ivomec does.
     
  4. dawg53

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    I'd like to make a correction, Safeguard paste will NOT kill gapeworm. Buy the 10% suspension from TSC and use 2.5cc/ gallon of drinking water. That WILL kill gapeworm. chickenzoo is also correct...ivomec will kill them too.
     
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  5. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for everyone's reply's. It's much appreciated.
     
  6. Shining Hill

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    What if the chicken won't drink and you have to administer orally with a syringe? Do you use the same dose?
     
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