Tapeworm treatment Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by szynszyla, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. szynszyla

    szynszyla Chirping

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    I recently bought a silkie rooster from an auction and while he was in quarantine I noticed tapeworm segments in his droppings. Can someone please recommend what is the best treatment for tapeworms. After doing some research I have heard that
    Equimax (Ivermectin 1.87%/Praiquantel 14.03%) Paste, 6.42 g
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    Zimecterin Gold Paste Dewormer (Ivermectin 1.55%/Praziquantel 7.75%), 0.26 oz.

    may work. Has anyone used this method or do you have a better method in mind. I only need to worm him so I don't want to spend a large amount of money on a product I will use very little of. I am also not concerned of any egg withdrawal times, he is a rooster, and I do not plan on eating him. Any help will be appreciated along with the proper dosage amounts and how frequently it should be administered. Thank you!
     
  2. Timothy Menezes

    Timothy Menezes Songster

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    I don't know off hand. I would just have to follow the directions on whatever I bought from the feed store. I know plenty of people also use food grade diatomaceous earth to treat their animals for internal parasites. Again not sure of specific amounts but worth looking into as it's cheap and all natural.
     
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  3. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Songster

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    I have never dealt with tapeworms so I honestly have no idea sorry. Good luck though hopefully more people with experience with treating tape worms will reply soon.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Crossing the Road

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    You can use either one to treat tapeworms.
    Dosing information is in the first post of this thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...rms-under-construction.1220309/#post-19519143
     
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  5. szynszyla

    szynszyla Chirping

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  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Go to WalMart or any drug store, they have those syringes for giving babies/toddlers meds, or a Vet's office.
     
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  7. szynszyla

    szynszyla Chirping

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    Thank you, I will try and find it!
     
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  8. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Try asking, the pharmacist, explain & they may give
     
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  9. MissChick@dee

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    Feed stores sell them with their worming products.
     
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Since it's only one bird, have someone hold him for you. Then put the amount of needed paste on your finger, open his beak and put it in his mouth, then repeat in 10 days...easy peasy. I've done it like that a few times lol.:D
     

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