How to treat tapeworms in peafowl?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by 3BirdGirlz, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. 3BirdGirlz

    3BirdGirlz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you use to treat peafowl with tapeworms? I use safeguard for everything else, but it doesn't treat the tapes. I just want to know in case mine ever get them....our horses and cats get them, so I wouldn't be surprised if my peafowl get them. I would rather give it in water or food. Will albendazole be safe for peafowl? Thanks!
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Albendazole (Valbazen) gets tapes, but I think I'm going to do more research on it before I use it. I guess if I were going to treat mine for tapes, I would use Praziquantel.

    Here is the albendazole info from Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook.
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  3. 3BirdGirlz

    3BirdGirlz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I've read about praziquantel for peafowl, but my birds don't really like treats, so putting a pea size dose on bread probably won't work. But at least I could try if need be...I use that for my horses so I usually have some on hand. Thanks again:)
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    You can buy it in pill form.

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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Praziquantel Info from Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook.

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  6. 3BirdGirlz

    3BirdGirlz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much casportpony!!! I think I need to get that book...very helpful:)
     
  7. johnskoi

    johnskoi Chillin' With My Peeps

    i use prazi on my koi as part of their bi/tri annual anti-funking practices .. just a heads up --prazi is darn near IMPOSSIBLE to dissolve in water alone .. part of my 'cleansing' of the koi also includes a formaldehyde based product in which the prazi readily dissolves .... i would NOT use any formaldehyde based products on the peas ...however, prazi does readily dissolve with a shot or two of vodka --- i KNOW it's harmless to the koi, and i doubt the pea would mind a little buzz, but i've neverused it on the birds and if anyone KNOWS that alcohol could cause problems, i hope they step in...

    as far as koi go (and they're a sensitive creature) you can OD 5 - 10 times without any repurcussions ..prazi i s a gentle, effective dewormer -- but it's also big bucks...
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Kathy how do you feel about using Valbazen? What is the dosage for it?
     
  9. casportpony

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    Okay... Any wormer that can cause death or aplastic anemia when given at a low dose is not one I want to use on any of my animals, period.

    This picture doesn't even list birds other than ratites, but I did see an abstract and the recommended amount for use in chickens was 20mg/kg

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    If you want to treat for tapes, I think your best bet is praziquantil. However, I just learned from reading another abstract that fenbendazole (Safeguard or Panacur) does in fact get one type of tapeworm when given at 20mg/kg three days in a row.

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  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Ouch! So does Safeguard kill ALL worms?
     

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