respiratory/sinus problems

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Trefoil, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had poultry off and on for many years but have only had peas for 3 years. My losses have always been predator related so I know NOTHING about the disease aspect. I would much rather find out about disease by reading about it before I have problems so I have some questions I hope someone can answer for me.
    I got into peas by buying a trio from Mt. Hope. That was before I discovered this forum. When my this years babies were old enough to go outside I have kept them contained, but didn't realize that they shouldn't have been on the ground. They are almost 6 months old now, have been wormed twice with first safeguard and then ivermectin (both times). Should I change the wormer next time?
    I have been bedding them in TSC's wood chip/sawdust bedding, since fall covered with leaves. I am going to run out of leaves, does sawdust/wood chips cause sinus or respiratory problems?
    They are eating fermented chick grower (22%), which they love, with either spirulina pellets, alfalfa cubes or cat food, and a small amount of vionate and meal worms for treats. They are all about the same size as my full grown hen. Is this a sufficient diet for them? My hen gets her choice of the same or wheat.
    Most days they free range all day and go in at night (more or less, sometimes I have to herd them in). Are they going to reach an age where they refuse to go in at night?
    I live "in the thumb" of Michigan, after this year will it be too cold for them to be outside with a 3 sided shelter?

    Thanks for your patience with my long thread and any help you can give me.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    These might help you in selecting a worming program:
    Look up the wormers at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/72234998/Plumb-s-Veterinary-Drug-Handbook-Sixth-Edition and
    http://www.harrisonsbirdfoods.com/avmed/cam/09_therapeutic_agents.pdf


    This is a good article about worming peafowl:
    http://www.peafowl.org/ARTICLES/21/


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  3. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks- this leaves me with a couple more questions.
    According to the chart you posted ivermectin is used against cacal worms- not true?
    When I worm, I use safeguard in their water @ 3ml/gallon of water for 3 days, wait 10 days and repeat, wait 14 days and use the (1ml for full grown) ivermectin on their backs. Is this dosage sufficient?
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    These charts list various doses and delivery methods for fenbendazole.
    Source: http://www.harrisonsbirdfoods.com/avmed/cam/09_therapeutic_agents.pdf

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