Help with chicken poo critters

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kevin_87, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Kevin_87

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    I have four hens. I have worked them now three times. All seem healthy and laying eggs. One of my Plymouth Rocks keeps showing, what I believe to be worms in her droppings. Picture attached please give me your thoughts. They were wormed with wazine 17 then ivermectin. IMG_20181208_123642377.jpg IMG_20181208_123710131.jpg
     
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    Looks like possible tapeworm proglottids or heads. Are they moving shortly after passing them? The usual treatment is to remove any hosts, such as flies, snails, slugs, earthworms, and old droppings from the area. Worming with a praziquantel wormer such as Equimax horse paste 0.033 ml per pound of weight would be good. That is 0.16 ml for a 5 pound chicken. Then repeat that in 14 days.
     
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    This is a good picture of tapeworm segments, and a video showing how they move:
     
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    Equimax is about $13 at Tractor Supply:
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    They do move out of the droppings and seem to die. I will treat the birds tomorrow. Thanks for the help.
     
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    Be sure to repeat the wormer in 10-14 days. Toss out any eggs for 2 weeks after last treatment, total of 28 days.
     
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    Got it. Thanks again.
     
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