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Safe-guard Equine paste worming

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kuntrychick, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I spoke to a vet today that's from my old hometown & he said that the Safe-Guard horse paste will get rid of tapeworms if used for 3 straight days. Does anyone know anything about this?
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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    I use it on my goats, but have never used it on the chickens. For them I use valbazin (sp?).
     
  3. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone confirm or deny this? I wormed mine yesterday with Safe-guard (can't get Valbazen locally) & if this is true I need to worm them again today & tomorrow.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    If your vet recommended it, that is probably a better source of information than strangers on the internet.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:I'll tell you what...ask a horse owner if safeguard horse paste kills tapeworms in horses. Then you'll have your answer if it'll kill tapeworms in chickens.
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Safeguard kills tapeworms

    http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/disparas.htm

    Tapeworms

    Tapeworms or cestodes are flattened, ribbon-shaped worms composed of numerous segments or division. Tapeworms vary in size from very small to several inches in length. The head or anterior end is much smaller than the rest of the body. Since tapeworms may be very small, careful examination often is necessary to find them. A portion of the intestine may be opened and placed in water to assist in finding the tapeworms.

    The pathology or damage tapeworms produce in poultry is controversial. In young birds, heavy infections result in reduced efficiency and slower growth. Young birds are more severely affected than older birds.

    All poultry tapeworms apparently spend part of their lives in intermediate hosts, and birds become infected by eating the intermediate hosts. These hosts include snails, slugs, beetles, ants, grasshoppers, earthworms, houseflies and others. The intermediate host becomes infected by eating the eggs of tapeworms that are passed in the bird feces.

    Although several drugs are used to remove tapeworms from poultry, most are of doubtful efficacy. In general, tapeworms are most readily controlled by preventing the birds from eating the infected intermediate host.

    Tapeworm infections can be controlled by regular treatment of the bird with fenbendazole or leviamisole.​
     
  7. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But is the dosing & then dosing 10 days later enough to kill them?
     
  9. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Safeguard Canine Dewormer

    It doesn't matter what animal they put on the bottle

    Use 10% Safegaurd.

    The liquid is easiest to work with

    But is the dosing & then dosing 10 days later enough to kill them?

    Maybe.

    You can always give them more

    In fact you can give them 100 times more and it still won't hurt the birds.

    That's why they call it SAFEguard

    You'll know it worked if they stop passing the tapeworm segments

    You can mix it with their water and not worry about dosing them individually​
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
  10. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I need to make a correction on the valbazin comment... [​IMG] It's NOT valbazin, it is WAZINE. Must not have had enough coffee or a brain fart when I posted that.
    Sorry for any confusion!
     

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