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Questions about 'Wazine 17' dewormer

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mrs. Glassman, May 18, 2009.

  1. Mrs. Glassman

    Mrs. Glassman Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    Cedartown, Georgia
    I noticed that my hen who just hatched a brood of 11 chicks is pooping roundworms.

    So I go to the feed store, and they give me a bottle of Wazine 17, the active ingredient is "Piperazine Base" The only directions are printed on the bottle, and they are a little vauge:

    "Worming every 30 days is necessary to break the large roundworm life cycle."

    Ok, I figured more than one dose would be needed, but it doesn't say how many. Should I give it to them only twice? For a few months? Or do they have to take it forever??

    Also, the warning reads:
    "Do not use in chickens producing eggs for human consuption."

    Does this mean WHILE they are on the medicine? And for how long afterwards? Or does it mean I can NEVER eat the eggs from those chickens?? [​IMG] [​IMG]

  2. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    the way I give Wazine is the 1 day treatment..
    then retreat in 10-14 days.
    others might do it different.

    keep check on droppings. if you see worms, retreat.

    sometimes you can't see the worms, and a fecal sample can be taken to a vet for testing..sometimes called a fecal float.tests for worms, and what kinds, also shows if they have cocci present.

    the warning about laying hens is on all meds.
    not to worry.
    people use a withdrawal period after using any med.
    (withdrawal means not use the eggs for human consumption for a certain time period..with Wazine, which is pretty safe..I'd do maybe 2 weeks, but eggs can be fed back to the chickens)

    do you understand the dose amount?
    1 ounce to 1 gallon of water.
    check label.
    Last edited: May 18, 2009
  3. Mrs. Glassman

    Mrs. Glassman Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    Cedartown, Georgia
    Thank you!

    And I think understand the dose, but these chicks & mom won't be able to drink a gallon of water in one day. The Directions say that 30ml meds in 3.8 liters water=100 chickens. I only have 11 chicks & 1 hen to do. I was going to cut it down to 3ml in about 1/2 liter of water.

    There aren't any directions for fewer than 100 chickens....so that is the best I can figure.

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