Roundworms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brianp, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. brianp

    brianp Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a small flock, 2 adult hens and 2 7 month old hens. I dewomed all of them with Wazine followed up with Ivectum back in May. Just to check we had a fecal done on one of the adults and 3 rouond worm larva showed up. Should I do wazine and Ivectum again? Also last time I mixed the Wazine in their water for 1 day and the Ivectum 2 weeks later. We put a small bit of Ivectum on a piece of sliced turkey and fed each chicken. I'm wondering if we need to up the dose or try something esle.

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    Brian
     
  2. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do another round of the ivermectin. [​IMG]
     
  3. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, you might want to move ahead and use Valbazan. The thing is, it gets all worms and it supposedly does it over a matter of several days. It doesn't get the external parasites though as far as I know.
     
  4. dawg53

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    Quote:This why I stopped using wazine. You dont know if the chickens drank it or drank enough of it to be effective. I dont use ivermectin neither, it's effectiveness against roundworms are questionable at best due to resistance from overuse in chickens, particularly ivomec injectable use in chickens. I recommend you use either valbazen liquid cattle/sheep wormer as chkn stated or safeguard liquid goat wormer or safeguard equine paste.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the reponses. What if they do have adult roundworms that didnt show up will it be too much using Safeguard or Valbazen? What the dosages for these?
     
  6. chkn

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    Dawg says Valbazen doesn't kill them all at once and I've read where you have to be certain about the dosage. I've done it with mine and it nailed a tape worm problem but you'll have to look up the dosage here. I think dawg has posted them somewhere.
     
  7. dawg53

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    Valbazen dosage is orally, 1/2cc for standard size chickens and 1/4cc for smaller chickens. Safeguard equine paste is orally, a "pea" size amount for each chicken. Safeguard liquid goat wormer is orally, 1cc for giants, 3/4cc for large fowl, 1/2cc for standards, 1/4cc for smaller chickens. You need to redose in 10 days after the initial worming. There is a grand total of 24 days withdrawal. If these wormers arnt at your feed store, you can order them Jefferslivestock.com or call them.
     
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    Quote:Sorry for all the questinos, but what size are my chickens considered? I have the following... Do you recommend one of these over the other? 1 more thing I lost my other SL Wyandotte last November to Roundworm so is there other stuff I should do to help prevent this in the future or just plan to deworm on a reg schedule? I hate using all these chemicals just beats letting them die off.

    2 yr old Buff Orphington
    1.5 yr old SL Wyanottte
    7 month old Black Copper
    7 month old EE x RIR mix
     
  9. dawg53

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    Quote:Sorry for all the questinos, but what size are my chickens considered? I have the following... Do you recommend one of these over the other? 1 more thing I lost my other SL Wyandotte last November to Roundworm so is there other stuff I should do to help prevent this in the future or just plan to deworm on a reg schedule? I hate using all these chemicals just beats letting them die off.

    2 yr old Buff Orphington
    1.5 yr old SL Wyanottte
    7 month old Black Copper
    7 month old EE x RIR mix

    I would dose them with valbazen 1/2cc. Repeat again in 10 days. I always worm on a regular schedule. The 500ml bottle will last you a long time and has a 2-3 year expiration date. Worms steal the nutrients that chickens need to thrive on, literally starving them....a slow death. You can put sand in their run/pen, it helps keep everything dry and cuts back the parasite load.
     
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    Quote:Sorry for all the questinos, but what size are my chickens considered? I have the following... Do you recommend one of these over the other? 1 more thing I lost my other SL Wyandotte last November to Roundworm so is there other stuff I should do to help prevent this in the future or just plan to deworm on a reg schedule? I hate using all these chemicals just beats letting them die off.

    2 yr old Buff Orphington
    1.5 yr old SL Wyanottte
    7 month old Black Copper
    7 month old EE x RIR mix

    I would dose them with valbazen 1/2cc. Repeat again in 10 days. I always worm on a regular schedule. The 500ml bottle will last you a long time and has a 2-3 year expiration date. Worms steal the nutrients that chickens need to thrive on, literally starving them....a slow death. You can put sand in their run/pen, it helps keep everything dry and cuts back the parasite load.

    Do I just put it on a piece of bread or whatever they will eat? I will try the sand... thanks again
     

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