Tapeworm, yecht!!!!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by thndrdancr, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

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    OK, I just discovered a tapeworm problem in one of my outside cats. My dog is being treated for it monthly as the vet found some in august along w his heartworm treatment.

    Looking back on it, I bet that was a tapeworm in my roosters poo when I found him dying on my coop floor. Also probably why my birds I can't catch and dose (guineas and older peas) are not looking well.

    Question for anyone who might know, is there any way to dose in their water for tapeworm. I read praziquantel. I can't use oregano on my cats as it makes them throw up, and some of my older birds are almost uncatchable. So I need a way to dose everyone!

    Aww crap!
     
  2. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

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    Fish prazi work???
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    You can use fish praziquatel for your cats, but you should give it orally, not in water, so if it's powder, you need a gram scale.

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    -Kathy
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2014
  4. Percheron chick

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    Take a tube of dewormer paste and spread it on a slice of bread like butter. Figure out the appropriate dose and size. Tear a piece off and toss it to the birds. Works like a charm on my semi wild guineas.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I would not use Zimectrin gold in cats.

    -Kathy
     
  6. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

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    Thanks, looks like dif products for each critter for same darn problem! Was hoping to make this easy.

    Appreciate the help, geez already spent a mint for sentinal plus for the dog. Not that he is
    Not worth it, love all my critters but geez.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    You can buy one product for peafowl, chickens, cats and dogs, but it would require doing a little math and dosing each animal by weight. The product I would use is called Mediworm, it has the same ingredients as Drontal.

    -Kathy
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2014
  8. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

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    Thanks Kathy, on a order some today.
     

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