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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    Nearest Atwoods is in Waco, alas. Can't go there without being reminded of Janet Reno, and it's 3 hours drive, but thank you.

    Does boiling eliminate the worming medicine?
     
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  2. Sue Gremlin

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    No. You have to follow the instructions or risk being exposed. That's just how it works.
     
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  3. ChickenCanoe

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    Boiling doesn't change the chemistry of a drug.
     
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  4. Sue Gremlin

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  5. RenoHuskerDu

    RenoHuskerDu Songster

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    Why are you sorry, Dawg53? I'm confident that our birds will recover. Still wondering if there are consequences to the birds having worms, such that treatment should be done promptly.
     
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  6. Texas Kiki

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    Having an overload of worms can cause problems.
     
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  8. Texas Kiki

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  9. RenoHuskerDu

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    How to avoid getting them: Roundworms are primarily spread by the oral/fecal route, meaning a bird has to eat feces or something contaminated by feces to become infected. Keep founts and feeders clean. Use feeders and founts that are designed to minimize fecal contamination of the food and water. Our founts are good, the nipple type. But our feeders are standard.
     
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  10. RenoHuskerDu

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    Manana, eso si que es.
     
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