Pullett coughed up a worm, what now?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sshavney, May 23, 2011.

  1. sshavney

    sshavney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning my not sure what kind of bantam she is seemed like she was gasping for air suddenly! Like she was partially choking on something. Last night I wormed all the chickens and thought maybe it was a reaction to that. I kept her with me all day and when I got her home she hacked up what appeared to be a possible tapeworm. She still is having some issues breathing but seems a little better. Any thoughts?
     
  2. dawg53

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    Welcome to BYC. What wormer did you use? What did the worm look like and what color was it?
     
  3. sshavney

    sshavney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used Wazine 17. It was about the size of a rice grain and the same color. I should have taken a picture. She seems to be doing much better right now and resting well. The gasping has stopped.
     
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    Quote:I agree with you about it being tapeworm. Wazine only gets rid of large roundworms. In 10 days you will need to reworm with valbazen. Valbazen is a liquid cattle/sheep wormer and it is administered orally. Dosage is 1/2cc for standard size chickens and 1/4cc for smaller chickens such as your bantam. You can order valbazen(albendazole) from Jefferslivestock.com or call them. Valbazen kills all known worms that chickens can get including tapeworms. If you order the valbazen tomorrow, Jeffers will ship it right away and you'll be ready to dose the tenth day. Because it's tapeworm, I recommend that you redose with valbazen again 10 days after your first valbazen dosing. Dont eat eggs for a grand total of one month. Here's a list of worms and wormers...notice that valbazen (albendazole) kills all worms.
    http://www.healthybirds.umd.edu/Disease/Deworming Birds.pdf
     
  5. sshavney

    sshavney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your help. I will give that a shot. [​IMG]
     

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