Mediworm Powder

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KingsKid2015, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. KingsKid2015

    KingsKid2015 Just Hatched

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    Hello! I have 6 chickens and most have tapeworm. I bought Mediworm powder and I'm not sure about the dosage and how to administer it. The directions say to make a suspension of 5 g of powder to 20 ml of water, then dose 2 ml of the suspension per 100 g bodyweight on a empty crop... Has anyone used this and if so, can you give me easier directions? This is the first time I've raised chickens.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The directions say that it comes with a scoop which equals 5 grams, so one scoop to 20 ml of water. 1 pound equals 454 grams. So you would need close to 10 ml of the mixture per pound of weight. Most full size chickens weigh between 5 and 7 pounds, some more, some less. So that would be about 50 ml per a 5 lb chicken. Please check my math. Thank heavens Dawg53 is on here, he can help with suggestions.
     
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  3. KingsKid2015

    KingsKid2015 Just Hatched

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    Just wanted to post an update. I was not comfortable administering the solution directly to their crops, so I made enough for their combined weight and mixed it in with food (crumbles). I removed all other food but the medicated food and they ate it all up. Within a few days there is no sign of tapeworm in their droppings. I emailed Medipet in regards to when we can eat their eggs again and they told me one week.
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Thanks for sharing your method!

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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  6. Quiet Storm

    Quiet Storm New Egg

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    Thanks for your post. I will try this also. My hens became resistant to Valbazen and I need to try something else. Didn' want to use Ivermectin/Praziquantel because I have a border collie and I didn't want to take a chance on her getting a hold of any of the Ivermectin via feces. I'll update after worming.
     
  7. Quiet Storm

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    Hi. How much of the powder/water combination did you use to make the suspension. I have 5 chickens, so it should be pretty close to what you used. Thanks!
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    How much do your chickens weigh?

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  9. Quiet Storm

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    About 5 lbs each. We figured it out. Hopefully this will do the trick. Thanks for responding.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    How many scoops did you use?

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