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Tapeworms...should I treat & how to??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by glowworm, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. glowworm

    glowworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just found tapeworms in my chicken's stool. In one pile there was quite a lot. I know it's tapeworms because I'm a vet tech and they seem very similar to canine and feline tapeworms, just a bit smaller. They look exactly like the photo this person posted: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=139607

    They free range in our small backyard, so they get a lot of bugs.... tapeworms need a intermediate host which I've heard on this site is earthworms/beetles for the chicken tapeworm, but I haven't done my own research.

    Has anyone had experience de-worming for tapeworms??? There's quite a lot in some of the stool, more than the photo above, that's why I'm worried. Should I bother de-worming them? And with what?
     
  2. gallo34

    gallo34 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wormazole:


    Wormazole Capsules:
    100 ct bottle. Wormazole is for Roundworms, Cecal, and Tapeworms. Give 1 capsule and then repeat treatment 10 days later. You dont need to withhold feed before using, this is a Benzimidazole class of Anthelmintic product.
     
  3. glowworm

    glowworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gallo,

    Did you have personal experience with wormazole? Where did you buy it from? Thanks in advance
     
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    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. gallo34

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    "Piperazine is an oral medication used to treat roundworm infestations. Dose varies with product used. Side effects are rare. Have regular fecal exams performed to identify which worms a pet is infected with. Elimination of parasites must also include sanitation and prevention measures to ensure the pet does not become reinfected."

    http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+1471&aid=1463

    "...I know it's tapeworms because I'm a vet tech..."- glowworm
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009

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