Nasty big long worm in chicken poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RenoHuskerDu, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. RenoHuskerDu

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    Howdy,

    I found this primitive little monster in a wet poop this morning. A friend says it's a Round Worm. I would prefer that it's a Dead Worm.

    She suggested using dosage of Wazine, but blue state weasels have infiltrated our state government, and I can't buy Wazine anymore without a piece of paper from a vet. I did call our dog vet and left a message. I don't know if she'll be able to help. I'm not taking chickens in to a vet, sorry.

    What would y'all do? ChickenWorm.jpg
     
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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Can you order liquid Safeguard goat wormer on Amazon? That's what I'd do.
     
  3. Eggcessive

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    Looks like a large roundworm. SafeGuard, Valbazen, and Wazine are all used to treat them. But Wazine only treats roundworms, not other chicken worms and larvae that may not be visible.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    That's concerning. You can send a fecal sample to your state poultry diagnostic lab and possibly get a prescription from them. You can get all those wormers Eggcessive listed on line.

    Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (Main)
    483 Agronomy Road
    College Station, Texas 77843-4471
    Phone: 979-845-3414

    Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory – Gonzales (Branch)
    1162 East Sarah DeWitt Drive
    Gonzales, Texas 78629
    Phone: 830-672-2834

    Texas Animal Health Commission State-Federal Laboratory
    8200 Cameron Road, Suite A186
    Austin, Texas 78754-3832
    Phone: 512-832-6580

    Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory - Amarillo (Branch)
    6610 Amarillo Blvd West
    Amarillo, Texas 79106-1706
    Phone: 806-353-7478

    Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory - Center (Branch)
    635 Malone Dr
    Center, Texas 75935-3530
    Phone: 936-598-4451

    A couple years ago they removed several antibiotics from store shelves but I haven't seen that happen for wazine.
    Blue state weasels aren't the problem.
    The requirement for antibiotic prescriptions was a long overdue move.
    23,000 people a year die from antibiotic resistant bacteria.
    Many livestock antibiotic families are the same as those used for humans. Prophylactic overuse of antibiotics and anthelmintics is the problem - not the blue state or deep state.
     
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Wazine can be bought over the counter here in Texas, a prescription is not needed.
    Every feed store I have been to has it on the shelf.

    Actually all of the 'regular' wormers can be bought over the counter here.


    I would buy the Safeguard goat or horse wormer if I were you.
     
  6. Eggcessive

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    Safegard Liquid Goat Wormer dosage is 1/4 ml per pound given for 5 days straight.

    Valbazen dosage is 0.08 ml per pound given once and repeat in 10 days.

    Wazine is put in the water for 24 hours. Add 30 ml or one ounce to each gallon of water. Remove after 24 hours.

    Eggs should be tossed for 14 days after the last dosage, but some do ignore that or feed them to animals. There can be a small amount of drug residue.
     
  7. RenoHuskerDu

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    Just tried two feed stores and Tractor Supply, they said no Wazine anymore, fyi
     
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  8. RenoHuskerDu

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    I'm going for the Safeguard, thanks.
    We're getting excellent egg production now, I'd hate to waste them.

    Is it risky to put off treatment? And, bigger question, how can we tell which hen(s) has the worms? I'm averse to broad use of medications, prefer to target it well.

    Thank you
     
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  9. Al Capon

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    You nearest Atwoods should have Wazine, Safeguard and Valbazen.

    No need to waste them. I keep em, boil em, and feed them back to the chickens instead of waste them, lots of usable protein that they gobble up..
     
  10. ChickenCanoe

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    IMO, the main drawback to feeding eggs to livestock or dogs with anthelmintic residue is that various species of worms can become resistant. That's why it is recommended to change wormer medications from time to time.
     
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