Tapeworms? Please Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tylt33, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Tylt33

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    I noticed these little white worms in my chicken's poop today. It was freshly laid poop, and the little worms/egg looking things crawled from inside the poop to the exterior, and then stopped moving. They are smaller than a grain of rice. I think they may be tapeworms.... what should I treat with???

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  2. dawg53

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    You need to purchase Valbazen (albendazole.) It is a liquid cattle/sheep wormer. If it's not at your feed store, you can order it online from Jefferslivestock.com or call them. It comes in a 500ml bottle. Valbazen kills all worms that chickens can get including tapeworms. Administer orally using a syringe (without needle.)
    Dosage is 1/2cc for standard size chickens and 1/4cc for smaller chickens. Redose your chickens again in 10 days, same dosage. There is a grand total of 24 days withdrawal.
     
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    Quote:Thanks dawg! I actually just found some of your other posts on the subject. How long do I need to throw the eggs out for after worming?
     
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    Quote:Thanks dawg! I actually just found some of your other posts on the subject. How long do I need to throw the eggs out for after worming?

    When you reworm again on the 10th day after the first worming, add 14 days to that...a grand total of 24 days egg withdrawal. If you rewormed the 14th day after the first worming,(14+14) it would be 28 days withdrawal.
    It's best to reworm the10th day.
     
  5. Tylt33

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    Hi Dawg (and everyone else). I had the Valbazen (albendazole) express rushed and gave each chicken .5mL on a piece of bread last Sunday. Today I was looking at the poop and noticed the worms are still there, and there are just as many! Should they be decreasing or going away by now? Should I be trying a new medication??? Please help!
     
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    Quote:As I stated in my other post, you have to redose them again (second deworming.) 1/2cc orally.
     
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    Quote:As I stated in my other post, you have to redose them again (second deworming.) 1/2cc orally.

    Today is day 10 since the first dose and I re-dosed. Thanks again dawg.
     

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