Heading to store quick, need advice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by unix_micki, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have ivermectin and safeguard for dewormers, which one is better or one of each?? I am going to try it in their water for 3 days.

    Thx

    Is the ivermectin injectable a lot more expensive than the paste?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Safeguard gets more worms than invermectin. Yes, injectible is more expensive than paste. You can't put paste in the water and I have no idea if you can worm properly with it in the water, either, since you can't control the dose with each bird. There is invermectin pour on that you put on their skin, which is very easy and about $18 for a good size bottle.
     
  3. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is there a safeguard injectible? or just ivermectin?

    it is hard because i have 40 hens....
     
  4. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is there a safeguard injectible? or just ivermectin?

    it is hard because i have 40 hens....

    Have never seen safeguard injection....just paste in a tube.
     
  5. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive read when treating chickens, Take a 1 inch strip and put it in hot water and let it sit overnight. Then pour the womer water into a 1 gallon waterer and fill up. Then give them that for 3 days. I did that on my new OEGB I purchased, just as a precaution.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Panacur and fenbendazole are both Safeguard and yes, it comes in liquid form, too.


    I did the pour on...and I have over 40 birds. It's not that hard.
     
  7. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where did you get the pour on??

    I just called the feed store and they are out of ivermectin inj and no safeguard inj only paste??
     
  8. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I get the safeguard paste and treat the birds tonight or wait?? I can see worms in poo so need to act quickly.
     
  9. dawg53

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    Quote:The safeguard paste would be easier to administer and cheaper for you.
     
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  10. dawg53

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    Dosage for the safeguard paste is a "pea" size given orally to each chicken. Put it on a small piece of bread and give it that way. Keep them seperated when you do this, worm them one at a time or they will steal each others bread. Then you'll never know which ones got wormed. Redose them again in 10 days.
     

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