Overdosed hen with Valbazen help?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by katelk, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. katelk

    katelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been doing the second round (day 10) of worming today with Valbazen. I have been squirting the dose for each on bread to feed it easily to them. I was being careful to keep them separate so they would each get their own dose. This is dumb, I know, but one of the girls was over aggressive about her treat and once she swallowed hers that my DH was giving her, she came and snagged a piece of the one I was giving.
    The hen that got an overdose is 4.8 pounds and her dose was .25cc. The hen whose she stole was getting a .5cc dose, and the hen who stole it got about 1/3-1/2 of the piece. So the overdose is not dramatic by any means, I just want to be sure it is not going to kill her! I have never had this happen and I guess I got a little cocky because it was going to smoothly. Definitely will be extra careful next time!
     
  2. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She'll be fine, it actually has a very wide safety margin so it's hard to overdose. Just watch her behavior over the next couple days.
     
  3. katelk

    katelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks so much!!
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Dont worry about it, she'll be fine. I've tripled doses orally when treating for tapeworms.
     

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