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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by survivorchick, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. survivorchick

    survivorchick Out Of The Brooder

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    A few days ago my 1-year old Deleware was squawking and thrashing all over the run and then laid there like she was dying. I thought she had been attacked. I went out and held her and a half an hour later she was back to normal. Now she just wants to be alone. She doesn't seem to be eating or drinking alot either. I have to leave soon and can't do anything until tomorrow morning. I fear by then she will be dead.
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  2. survivorchick

    survivorchick Out Of The Brooder

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    She is not egg bound, but I found some very runny poop with what looks like tiny 1 1/2 inch worms in it. I'm sending my husband to the feed store for some wormer. Any advice for the best brand?
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Did the worms look like these:
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    -Kathy
     
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  4. survivorchick

    survivorchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, but much smaller! What are they?
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Those are large roundworms. To treat large roundworms and cecal worms give Safeguard for goats at 0.23ml per pound orally and repeat in ten days.

    -Kathy
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It looks like this:
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    -Kathy
     
  7. survivorchick

    survivorchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it safe for egg laying chickens and how do I feed it to her?
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It is safe for all birds of all ages, kittens/cats, puppies/hogs, pregnant mares, foals and breeding stallions... it's probably one of the safest wormers available. This is how you give it:
    http://www.hopkinslivestock.com/oral_dosing_article.htm

    -Kathy
     
  9. survivorchick

    survivorchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much Kathy!
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You're welcome, good luck with your hen!

    -Kathy
     

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