In the Brooder
- Sep 20, 2019
hello everyone! Awhile ago I took a couple of my chickens to the vet, and through the fecal they saw tapeworm eggs. I can’t find the wormer they said to use (it was for dogs) so what should I use?
Welcome to BYC. For tapeworms, you would be best to use a product with praziquantel. At most feed stores, you can find tubes of Equimax in the horse wormers. Dosage is 0.03 ml per pound (0.15 ml for a 5 pound chicken) and remove any worms, snails, flies, or other hosts for tapeworms around the coop. Zimecterin Gold is another product that contains praziquantel with a different dosage, and droncit tablets also have them. Can you post any pictures of the tapeworm segments that you are seeing?