I found some kind of worms in my chicken scat, don't know what kind. Can I just order a broad spect

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by John Knight, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. John Knight

    John Knight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brtoadspectrum dewormed or I need to tak down the type of worm and buy dewormed specific to it?
     
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    Just get Safeguard, It will take care of all species. You can probably get it at Walmart in the pet section.
     
  3. casportpony

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

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    What did the worm look like? How many chickens do you have? Do you want to worm them one-by-one orally or do you want something that you can put in their water?
     
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    happyfrenchman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to your local feed store and get Wazine or some other form of Piperazine. Tell the feed store people what you are doing. They will likely give you Wazine. It is a broad, poultry friendly medication that is easily given in their water and is effective. It is for chickens. It has very clear dosing instructions for chickens. You dont have to know what kind of worm. It kills them all.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Actually, Wazine (piperazine) does not kill all worms, it kills only large roundworms.
     
  6. happyfrenchman

    happyfrenchman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of worms do you think chickens usually have?
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Cecal worms, tapeworms, capillary worm, and roundworms.
     
  8. casportpony

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

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    Roundworms and tapes are the only ones we ever see because they are quite large.
     
  9. orrpeople

    orrpeople Learning... by making mistakes. Premium Member

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    I'd be interested in a picture or a good description of what you found.
    Chickens can get all manner of parasites because they spend the majority of their time eating off of and wallowing in the ground. :)
     
  10. SonoranChick

    SonoranChick Overrun With Chickens

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    Tapeworms will not be killed by wazine unfortunately. Luckily, tapes are rare. I agree with the above advice to nail down what worm you are dealing with before treating. No use in treating and going through egg withdrawal if it's not even killing the problem. Good luck, keep us posted.
     
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  11. casportpony

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

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    I think this is a pretty thorough list:

    http://parasitipedia.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2655&Itemid=2933
    • «$» to «$$$$$» indicates the magnitude of the economic damage on poultry caused by a parasite on a worldwide basis. The more «$», the higher the damage.
    • «R» to «RRRRR» indicates the magnitude of the resistance problems of these parasites to parasiticides on a worldwide basis. The more «, the higher the risk of resistance.

    Internal parasites (endoparasites, worms, helminths)
    Roundworms (nematodes)
    • Acuaria spp ~ Dispharynx ~ Synhimanthus spp. $. Gizzard worms. Gizzard, esophagus and proventriculus. Can be a problem in endemic regions, mainly in birds kept outdoors.
    • Ascaridia spp. $$$. Chicken roundworms. Small intestine. A serious problem worldwide, also in confined operations.
    • Capillaria spp. $$. Hairworms. Crop, esophagus, small intestine, large intestine.
    • Heterakis spp. $$$$. Cecal worms. Cecum. Probably the most threatening worms in all kind of poultry operations worldwide.
    • Oxyspirura spp. $. Fowl eyeworms. Eyes. Usually a secondary problem in individual birds kept outdoors.
    • Strongyloides spp. $$. Threadworms, pinworms. Small intestine. Can be a serious problem worldwide.
    • Subulura spp. $. Cecum and small intestine. A secondary problem in birds kept outdoors worldwide.
    • Syngamus trachea. $$. Gapeworms. Trachea, bronchi. A serious problem in birds kept outdoors in endemicregions.
    • Tetrameres spp. $. Proventriculus and esophagus. Can be a problem in endemic regions, mainly in outdoor opertaions.
    Tapeworms (cestodes)
    • Amoebotaenia cuneata = sphenoides. $. Small intestine. Usually a secondary issue in most poultry operations
    • Choanotaenia infundibulum. $. Small intestine. Usually not a major issue in modern poultry operations.
    • Davainea proglottina. $. Minute tapeworms. Small intestine. Can be a problem in birds kept outdoors in endemic regions.
    • Raillietina spp. $$. Small intestine. The most frequent tapeworm in poultry, however normally not a major problem.
    Flukes (trematodes, flatworms)
    • Prosthogonimus spp. $. Oviduct flukes. Oviduct, bursa of Fabricius. Can be a serious threat for birds kept outdoors in endemic regions.
     
  12. happyfrenchman

    happyfrenchman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that is excessive. Of course, I have never spent money on a fecal smear either. I am not looking too closely for tapeworms although I highly doubt it. Gapeworm is treated with Ivermectin but gapeworm is also not noticeable. This guy said his chickens have worms. That means he sees worms in the droppings. i
     
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