Should I continue ACV in water for worms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Harry Rooster, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Harry Rooster

    Harry Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have been treating my cockerel and pullets with ACV 4 Tablespoons per gallon water, in their water now for about 2 weeks. They have it everyday. Now the partial necropsy report said the pullets have several kinds of worms, and Coccidiosis and may have Mareks or Lymphoma, don't know which yet, doing more tests to find out. I noticed that on the paper where I have my cockerel, there was a worm, wound up moving. This is the first time I've seen this. It is clear/white/yellowish looking and when I stretched it out with a toothpick, it was about 2 or 3 in. long, it's kindof flat looking. I haven't got any wormer yet. Have read the posts about worms and decided to get Valbazen/Albendazole in case it may be tape worm. Is this correct, and should I continue to put the ACV in the waters, and is 4 TBS the right amount as I have read posts that say 1 TBS per gal. Also, I heard it was good to give sick chickens oatmeal to eat. Do you have to cook it first or just give it out of the box? Really need some advise on this. Thanks all.[​IMG]Oh yea, I have Corid 9.6% for the Coccidiosis. Haven't given any to the cockerel cause he is doing much better and is even crowing again and talking to me, don't think he has it, and hasn't been in the pen with the pullets that have all this other stuff, but I gave it to the pullets today at dosage of, per gallon of water- 2 teaspoons. Is this enough? Was going to give for 5 days. Is it okay to keep putting the ACV in water along with the Corid, or Corid alone?
     
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  2. soler

    soler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Harry,

    i think you need a real wormer. Can you buy valbazen or eprinex or other broad spectrum wormer right away? it sounds like you have a serious worming infestation. I would discontinue the ACV immediately, add corid alone to the water and do the full 5 day course treatment since they found cocci in the report, and also worm at the same time - it is ok to do that.
     
  3. soler

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    The dosage for the 9.6% liquid corid is 5ml per 1 gallon of water, so that would be one teaspoon per gallon. You can double the dose for heavy infestation, and the powder has a different dosage altogether. Make sure nothing else is in the water but the corid. Treat everyone.
     
  4. dawg53

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    The dosage for the Corid 9.6% liquid solution is 9.5cc/ml per gallon of water for 5 days. Make a new mixture daily. Do not add ACV nor anything else to the mixture. After the 5th day, dose your birds with valbazen orally undiluted, use a syringe without a needle. Dose orally 1/2cc/ml, repeat again in 10 days.
     
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  5. Harry Rooster

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    Thank ya'll we'll do![​IMG] Yesterday I put only Corid 9.6% liquid at 1/2 teaspoon per gal. water in the pullet's water and the sick one I've had in my hosp. When I went to change her paper in her cage this morning, there was a bunch of kindof long spagetti worms in some of her pooh. They were about an inch long and stringy looking, white, wrapped all around the pooh. Yuck.[​IMG] That's just from 1 dose last night. That's probably why she's had the respiratory infection all along, cause the Tetracycline and the Tylan have not worked at getting rid of her cough and breathing problem, but it did cure my cockerel. Still have him inside in the cage. I was afraid to give him the Corid if he didn't have it cause I was afraid he may have a relapse since he seems cured except for the tape worms. The worm I found on his paper was flat and bigger than the ones in the pullets cage this morning, completely different. Could he still have the cocci anyway even though he is not showing signs, and it won't hurt him to treat him also? And should I treat the other free range chickens, and the one alone in the completely seperate pen. She doesn't have any signs of anything being wrong with her, but I am going to worm them all, but she is an old chicken, and has never been sick. She is isolated from the others, has her own private pen, and stopped laying a long time ago, and crows also, she thinks she's a rooster, but she's not. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  6. soler

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    You need to at least double that corid dose. You should treat everyone with Corid. If the worms are awful, you can worm them right away as well. My vet says it is ok to do it.

    The Corid will not treat the worms.
     
  7. Harry Rooster

    Harry Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, I made new water and put 2 teaspoons per gallon of Corid only with nothing else. I don't have the wormer yet cause no one around here has anything except Wazing and I've already got some of that and put that in the water 2 wks ago when I first started treating them with the Tetracycline for what I thought was a respiratory infection. It's strange that the cockerel has recovered on just the Tetracycline and ACV and yougart, when he had the same symptoms, and was actually worse 2 wks ago. He wasn't even eating or drinking, and his eyes were swollen and one was matted and his nose was matted and had mucas in his mouth also. Now he seems fine, from his actions and looks anyway. If it's not going to hurt him I will treat him also with the Corid. do you think he could have cocci also even though he is showing no symptoms now. I will have to order the wormer on the net, and will probably be a week before it even gets here. There's one place around here that has something called "Pig Swig", he says eveyone uses this to worm their chickens. I haven't heard of it, have you? I'm going to look it up and see what it has in it. But someone else told me it's probably like Wazine. probably right, that won't do. Like ya'll said I need an all around wormer that gets everything.
     
  8. dawg53

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    I'm sent you a PM on how to deal with tapeworms.
     
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  9. Harry Rooster

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    Thanks, I'll be watching for it.[​IMG]
     
  10. soler

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