pig swig is the only wormer I can find here ... info if you have used

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by karlamaria, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Murdock's says its the one they carry, it has piper-zine in it and its called pig swig. anyone used it, and know the amounts for my 5 buff and astolorps ?
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    What kind of worms are you trying to treat? Piperazine only treats round worms.
     
  3. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can buy just about any wormer you want in the US. Personally, I recommend First State. Just call and they'll ship it to you.

    If you are bent on not having something shipped in then I would suggest using Ivermectin. You are in cattle country. I can promise you someone close to you sells it. Purchase the injectible Ivermectin and give it orally.
     
  4. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no one close to me sells it, thats what Im saying LOL, but I can order it over the net so thats what I will be doing. but man that stuff is expensive!!
     
  5. dawg53

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    Injectable ivermectin might work in other livestock, but it's useless as a wormer in chickens.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1439-0450.1989.tb00635.x/abstract
    If you want to worm them with cost in mind, you can order safeguard liquid goat wormer from Jefferslivestock.com or call them.
    http://www.jefferslivestock.com/product.asp?camid=LIV&pn=I6-SK&cn=330
    Dosage is given orally; 1cc for giants, 3/4cc for large fowl, 1/2cc for standards and 1/4cc for smaller birds. Redose again in 10 days. There's a 24 day withdrawal start to finish.
     
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  6. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    use the Valbazen it easily to get. There is the Wazine but I found it kills round worms only. Safeguard paste but the other 2 kill all the other worms. Safeguard doesn't kill tapeworms but I have had good luck with the Valbazen. I have only had experience with these 3 and can not comment on anything else but it seems some get some types and the others get other types. It sure would be nice to figure a way to dose the kids with a combo of the 3 and kill all with 1 treatment and a follow up treatment like they recommend in 14 days to kill the eggs and the stronger ones that survives the first round you treated. I used 1 and the round worms came running out of the body cavity in a bloody stool but the other had to be killed by another type so go figure. [​IMG] sometimes I get exhausted by what some manufactures called the best thing since sliced bread. [​IMG]
     
  7. dawg53

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    Quote:Well you're in luck....valbazen kills all known worms that chickens can get. Do the initial dosing, then 10 days later redose them again with the valbazen.
     
  8. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As you know I wormed with Wazine this week. It's said it kills nothing but round worms. But I found something in some of the morning poop that was about 3/32 inches wide a sorta looked like snake skin. It seem to be segmented in segments about as long as it is wide. Each piece I find is about 4 or 5 segments long. Does that sound like tape worms. If so then I have that to deal with now.
     
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  10. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup, sounds like tapes, better get some valbazen.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/19157_sdc10092.jpg
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/19157_694px-raillietina_echinobothrida.jpg
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/19157_worms1.jpg
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/19157_tape-worm_large.jpg
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/19157_japan398.jpg
    http://www.jefferslivestock.com/product.asp?camid=LIV&pn=16387&cn=330 < < < Click this link.

    Wow those are some scary looking photos! I used to work at a veterinarian office I was kennel cleaner. So I did see lots of worms. But I never get used to looking at them. I'd go for the valbazen with tapes for sure!
     

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