Safe-Guard Goat Dewormer

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by OrangeJuice, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. OrangeJuice

    OrangeJuice Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I use Safe-Guard goat dewormer (fenbendazole) in my 9 month old emus water the same way i deworm smaller "poultry"?
    3cc per gallon of water for 2 days and again 14 days later.
    I am concerned about deworming them for the first time because it is a little difficult to get the ideal weight of birds that are nearly 5ft tall and dance around like lunatics. [​IMG]
     
  2. birdeo

    birdeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally I would take a stool sample to your vet to see if the bird even has worms first.
    I have yet to ever have a parasite problem in my emus and have been raising them for over 20 years.
    When I have chicks I worm them orally with the injectable ivomec ( not the plus kinds and comes in the little brown box ) via a treat such as a grape or whatever they will devour easily .
    I find worming my other bird varieties via treats is much easier for a lot of the wormers simply do not mix and stay mixed well in water so you don't really know how much wormer they actually are getting.
    If your emu is in good health it prob. weighs around 120 pounds.
     

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