How to Safely Worm Your Peafowl Orally

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  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    • If possible, consult your veterinarian.
    • Do not attempt if you cannot safely and gently carry and restrain your bird.
    • Do not attempt if bird's crop is full of water as aspiration can occur from handling.
    • Do not attempt until you know the difference between the oesophagus and the trachea.
    • Do not do if your bird is molting.

    • Choose your mg/kg of fenbendazole, liquid or paste. I do 50mg/kg

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    From:http://www.hopkinslivestock.com/oral_dosing_article.htm
    The hole at the back of the tongue is the trachea - Nothing should ever go in there!

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    • Get your supplies ready
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    • Catch and weigh your bird.
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    • Calculate dose and prepare one or more syringes. Please note that this method will work for those who use a 1cc/ml syringe. Anything larger is too big and IMNSHO, not safe!
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    Please note that I was the one holding the bird and taking the pictures, please use both hands!
    • Hold bird - I like to sit with my thighs parallel to the ground, feet firmly on ground and the bird in my lap. I hold it gently, but firmly and grab the head.
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    • Open mouth and wait for bird to relax.
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    • Insert syringe - I like to insert from left to right, across the tongue, behind the trachea, into the oesophagus. Again, wait for the bird to relax.
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    • Give wormer
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    • Repeat in ten days.
     
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  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Just what the doctor ordered !!! :bow :pop

    I LOVE that you have started this. Thank GOODNESS !!!!!!! :clap
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Glad you like it... I would like to make it as safes possible, so any comments on how to make it safe/idiot proof would be great!
     
  4. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That's exactly the sort of comment I'm looking for, and I was planning on using those pictures and the article! I think that is a great article, but I do have one small issue with it... It mentions using a 3cc/ml syringe, but shows them using a 1cc/ml syringe. Just for grins, I tried using the 3, but didn't think I could get it past the opening to the trachea.
     
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  6. thesankeys

    thesankeys Out Of The Brooder

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    my only question... how is your bird soooo tame? Just stands there and seems so calm!
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Just weighed one of my 4 year old wild hens the same way... not sure why they just stand there. [​IMG]
     
  8. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that the Safe Guard that is meant to put in the water? Or can it be given Oraly and also mixed in there water?
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The liquid pictured (1 liter bottle, same as the 125ml bottle for goats) can be mixed in water, but it might settle and I'm not sure about the paste (not pictured).
     
  10. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the one for goats here, didn't know it could be mixed or given oraly.
     

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