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quail snsitibity to chicken worming tablets? advice please

Discussion in 'Quail' started by zayn, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am going to need to buy worming tablets for my quail. are quails sensitive to the effects of levamisole? and is this suitable for quails as i cannot find any for quails only chickens:
    Avitrol Plus Bird Wormer 100 tablets

    US$8.31 [AU$10.50]

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    COMPOSITION: Levamisole hydrochloride 20mg, Praziquantel 4mg

    INDICATIONS: Threadworm (Capillaria sp.), caecal worm (Heterakis sp.), roundworm (Ascaridia sp.), gape worm (Syngamus sp.), gizzard worm (Acuaria sp.) and tapeworm (Raillietina sp.) in caged birds over 250g in bodyweight.

    CONTRAINDICATIONS: Administration to species or strains of birds known to be sensitive to the effects of levamisole.

    PRECAUTIONS: Parrots appear to be less tolerant than pigeons to levamisole. Do not dose in extremely hot, dry weather or treat stressed birds, or birds that are feeding young. Treatment during the breeding season or racing pigeons is not recommended. Vomiting may occur (see Adverse Reactions). To reduce the likelihood of vomiting, do not handle birds for at least ten minutes after treatment. If worm problems persist consult a veterinarian.

    DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Administer orally directly into the throat at the rate of Levamisole hydrochloride 40mg/Kg bodyweight and Praziquantel 8mg/Kg bodyweight, as follows:

    250 to500g bodyweight. ½ tablet.
    500 to 750g body weight 1 tablet.
    750g to 1Kg bodyweight. 1½ tablets.

    Do not feed Birds for 24 hours before or three hours after treatment. All birds in the same loft or cage should be treated and the loft or cage cleaned and disinfected three days after treatment.
    would i have to use 1/2 a tablet?

    any advice please thanks in advance.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Most of these wormers are for all poultry. You won't find wormers for just chickens or quail.
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I am going to do some research here on line for you...
     
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I searched everywhere on line and can't find any info on whether it is safe for quail.
     
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  5. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks you twocrows for your help much appreciated
     

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