How long before i see improvement with dewormer?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickengirl916, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. chickengirl916

    chickengirl916 New Egg

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    I have a pretty sick chicken (droopy, lethargic, weak, weight loss) I called the vet and they told me to deworm him. He has been separated from the other chickens, moved indoors, and i gave him piperazine yesterday. How long until I see some improvement in him?
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    That sounds like a pretty extreme. May take a few days for him to perk up. Probably could use some V&E also. Don`t forget to repeat the worming after 10 days and be sure to worm all the others........Pop
     
  3. chickengirl916

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    I dewormed all of my other chickens yesterday also. V&E?
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I'm not sure what V&E is, either.

    The rooster needs some TLC, as it sounds like he was pretty sick. You should give him some high protein snacks, such as boiled eggs and yogurt. This will help his intestinal track regain some beneficial bacteria. You may also want to consider some vitamins for him.

    The Piperazien needs to be administered again in 30 days. It doesn't kill roundworms, just paralyzes them & allows the chicken to expel the worms in their fecal matter. Any eggs that are still affixed to the intestinal wall will hatch & be big enough to expell with the second round of worming at 30 days.

    Remember that you can't/shouldn't eat the eggs during the withdrawal period. Depending upon the source, the withdrawal period can vary from "3 eggs" to 10-17 days. You'll have to decide how long you want to wait before you start eating the eggs again.
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Just a guess:

    V & E = Vitamins and Electrolytes???

    Imp
     
  6. chickengirl916

    chickengirl916 New Egg

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    thanks everyone. I have been giving him scrambled eggs, veggies, pretty much anything he wants. We make sure he drinks and he is still inside. Not much of a change but he seems to be a little more alert and interested in food. Not eating the eggs is not a problem as we have them just as pets. Should I try a different dewormer, if so what?
     

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