Peacock not behaving normally

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  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Do you have the dog product? If so, I think that each pack contains 222mg fenbendazole. Read the box and tell me what it says.

    -Kathy
     
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  2. sasglm

    sasglm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, I went and weighed a gallon of milk... about 8lbs and just went on picked him up... kicking and I would guess in the 5-6lb range... not 7-8 for sure.

    yes 222mg/g
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    If he's year old and only 6 pounds he's much thinner than he should be. Can you figure out how to get half a pack of the granules into him? If not, can you go to Tractor Supply and get a bottle of Safeguard goats or Safeguard horse paste and give it to him with a syringe?

    -Kathy
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Either way, he should be wormed five days in a row. When you picked him up, did you noticed what his breastbone felt like? Look at this picture and let me know.
    [​IMG]

    -Kathy
     
  5. sasglm

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    ok... never done that before... can I take a big syringe and put it in his mouth and hope it goes down the right path or he swallows it?

    I would think this would be a 2 person job... my wife is out of town until Thursday, so I'm by myself for a bit.

    thanks so much for all your help Kathy
     
  6. casportpony

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    Just to be clear, a six pound bird should get 135mg for five days and 1/2 a pack is 111mg, which is probably close enough. You'll need to weigh your other boy and dose him, too.

    4 pounds get 91mg
    5 pounds get 114mg
    6 pounds get 135mg
    7 pounds get 160mg
    8 pounds get 181mg
    9 pounds get 205mg
    10 pounds get 227mg

    Please check my math.

    Pounds divided by 2.2 x 50 = the dose in mg of fenbendazole needed.

    -Kathy
     
  7. casportpony

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    The best thing to do would be to go buy a bottle of liquid or paste. You need more anyway, right?

    -Kathy
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    He's using granules. Maybe he could grind up 1/2 a pack, mix with water, soak in bread or crackers, but I doubt the bird will eat them on his own. I honestly don't think the bird will live until Thursday. [​IMG] Sure hope I'm wrong.

    -Kathy
     

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