Large Tapeworm In Chicken, Do I Need To Worm Remaining Birds?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jason736, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. jason736

    jason736 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2010
    Yesterday I butchered seven of our 21 week old red stars and inside one of them I found a large tape worm. It was a half inch in diameter, white, about five inches long and took the entire size and shape of the intestine. I've never seen a tapeworm inside a bird, trying to give the best description. The other six birds had nothing unusual inside them and looked to be perfectly healthy. We have eighteen remaining birds. Do I need to worm them, take a stool sample into the vet, or treat this as an isolated incident? If I do need to worm them, how do I go about it and with what product? And with what dosage? Thank you for your time; your help is very much so appriciated!!
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Valbazen will kill just about all worms including tapeworms. Dosage is one half cc/ml for standard size chickens, one quarter cc/ml for smaller chickens. Squirt it down their throats using a syringe. It can be purshased from jeffers livestock online or you can call them. It is a cattle/sheep wormer. Retreat in 10 days...discard eggs during worming.

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