Two of my 5 ladies have diarrhea.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by trirealtoramy, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. trirealtoramy

    trirealtoramy Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I saw a little white worm in the diarrhea. I started them on Apple Cider Vinegar but am thinking I need to go to Wazine. Am I correct? I have two waterers, a 2 gallon and a 4 gallon. Do I fill them full and leave them or change water+wazine each day?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I cannot see any worms, just swirls in the white urates. You can take a few fresh droppings in to most any vet to get a fecal test for worms and coccidia. Wazine will treat only roundworm, and chickens occasionally have other worms, too. A better choice might be Valbazen 1/2 ml orally once and repeat in 10 days. SafeGuard Liquid Goat Wormer is another good choice.
     
  3. trirealtoramy

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    Thank you Eggcessive. The worms i saw were thin white things. I used wazine but will take your advice and try the other medications. Question, when you say give it "orally" is that with a syringe or is it something they can eat or drink? I really appreciate the help and am going to get poop looked at [​IMG]
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    If you use SafeGuard, the dosage is 1/4 ml for each pound of weight given orally for 5 days in a row. The Valbazen is a little easier with fewer doses. If given orally, it is given directly into the beak with a syringe, pulling down on the wattles, giving a couple of drops at a time, then release wattles letting them swallow, and repeat. Some give it inside a treat or on bread. It shouldn't be put into water since it will separate.
     

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