Treating tapeworms

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  1. HenHoneyGirl

    HenHoneyGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just presenting my plan of treatment to make sure it should work. [​IMG]
    Okay so I've been trying to treat tapeworm in my flock, thought it was gone but now it's back with a vengeance. Never thought I would hate a bug more.[​IMG]
    Anyway, done some more research and I THINK this will be an appropriate treatment plan but I want to be sure. Worming is crazy confusing sometimes.
    I have about 50 chickens so it would be a very long afternoon trying to treat everyone, although I might go that route to treat the ones that aren't that bad. But first I'm going to separate a couple that are really bad. I'm going withhold their food(but keep water with them of course) for 24 hours and then treat them with a pea sized amount of ivermectin gold horse wormer. Once treated I'll offer just a little bit of food and then go back to normal feeding. I'll toss any eggs and then 10 days later I'll treat them with a pea sized amount again. I'll toss eggs for another ten days after. My question with this treatment is whether or not they'll get reinfected again once put back with the rest of the flock? I don't think so from reading about tapeworms. I think they'd have to eat another bug that was infected but I wanted to be sure.
    So hopefully this works? So frustrated with this, and I feel like such a bad chicken mama for not nipping this is the bud sooner. [​IMG]
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Treating with Equimax would be better because it has twice as much praziquantel, so it will treat twice as man hens. Let me double check dose.
     
  3. HenHoneyGirl

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    So I got the Equimax since TSC didn't have ivermectin in stock. Could you tell me what the dosage is?
     
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  5. HenHoneyGirl

    HenHoneyGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so just one more question I think, I'm going to get a syringe to measure .16 ml of wormer, I can use the same syringe over and over right? It's not like I'm treating two different flock or anything, they're all together so I think if one had anything transmitable to begin with everyone would have had it right now but I just want to be sure. Thank you for your help!
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I think using the same syringe will be fine, that's what I do. If your confident in your syringing skills you could fill the syringe and do several birds back to back without refilling, but be careful, don't slip and give too much. :D
     
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    Everytime I think I'm ready to do this I have another question but it's on the calendar, and were not putting it off any longer no matter how much we want too. Anyway, whats the withdrawal period for equimax? and I'm pretty sure I'll need to treat again a few days after right? When do I do that? TIA
     

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