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Rain = deworming again; Must Rotate with valbazen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by khind, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. khind

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    I dewormed my flock in early May with Valbazen. We had Tons of precipitation in the winter, spring, and early summer, and today I saw worms in one of my birds' droppings. So I have to deworm again, 2.4 months later! Is it necessary to use a different wormer than Valbazen for this round? I do also have Wazine (can't find an expiration date on it) & liquid Safeguard (expired 5-2018!). Before May, I had NOT dewormed in the fall.
    One benefit of using Valbazen is that I will not be in town on a 10th day to re-treat if I treat them tomorrow. Valbazen suggested re-dosing is in/up to 14 days, which would fit perfectly with my schedule. If I use something that must be re-dosed in 10 days, I'll have to wait to treat the 1st time, & I don't think that's a good idea. This girl has lost weight, just getting over being broody Speckled G, 1 of 3 such stools today while broody. 20190719_074028.jpg .
    Any thoughts on this? Thanks...
     
  2. dawg53

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    Go ahead and use the Valbazen. I use it regularly (monthly) for my birds and rotate about every 6 months or so.
     
  3. RoosterML

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    If you are using it monthly, you must never be collecting eggs
     
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  4. Eggcessive

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    It is fine to wait 14 days to redose with the Valbazen for the second treatment. Many use a 14 day egg withdrawal after the last treatment, for a total of 24 days, or in your case 28 days.
     
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  5. DarthVeta

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    I hear feeding them tomatoes also helps with the worms.
     
  6. khind

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    Sounds good.
    And I see that the last time I'd dewormed before May of this year was Mar/Apr. 1 year before. If these rain patterns keep up, I'm sure I'll be starting a 6 month program, at the least.
     
  7. khind

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    I thought I read in one of your previous comments somewhere that it gets pretty humid where you are? Is your climate the reason you've had to deworm so frequently?
     
  8. dawg53

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    We eat the eggs after using Valbazen and Safeguard, still here typing after all these years. I dont recommend it if someone knows they or a family member might have a reaction to the residue.
     
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    Yeah, it's hot and humid here most of the year, very muggy. Also our soil is warm and moist as well, worm soup.
     
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    You might want to take a look at the large roundworm's life cycle, how soon it becomes infective in chickens. You'll might want to consider worming more frequently.
     
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