Valbazen not for roundworms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seminolewind, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I just read that Valbazen does NOT eliminate round or cecal worms. What good is that? Rounds are the most common in chickens.
     
  2. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would this be reason that many use Wazine as a initial wormer to get the bulk of adult round worms, then a second wormer like Valbazen to get the rest. The broad spectrum wormer right off the bat can maybe set too many worms loose at once and plug the system.
     
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  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Clay, I love that expression "plug the system"!

    I think from all the posting about Valbazen on BYC, some people might be under the impression that Valbazen gets all worms. In truth, it doesn't get the most common worms in chickens.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Valbazen gets them all, Karen. And it won't plug them up with dead worms since it starves them out over time.
     
  5. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 even gets tapeworms...

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  6. dawg53

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    Quote:x3
     
  7. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I just bought some of this based on recommendations and this is the first time working my flock -
    dosage - 1/4 ml for bantams, 1/2 ml for LF?
    Not to hijack the thread............[​IMG]
     
  8. BlacksheepCardigans

    BlacksheepCardigans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Valbazen is about 114 mg of albendazole per ml.

    The effective dose for chickens is between 10 mg/kg and 20 mg/kg. So a 5-pound chicken should get between approximately 25 and 50 mg of the active ingredient, or between a quarter and just under a half a ml. Where you fall in that range depends on what kind of stuff you're dealing with - 10 mg/kg, or a quarter-ml per 5 pounds, seems to be very effective against roundworms and other common worms. The higher dose is a preventative for blackhead disease in turkeys and wipes out pretty much everything worm-wise.

    http://japr.fass.org/cgi/content/full/16/3/392
    http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:jvp&volume=19&issue=1&article=008

    Since "bantam" can mean anything from a pound on up, and "large fowl" can mean anything from a little Leghorn to a JG, it's better to at least get an approximate weight before dosing.
     
  9. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I appreciate it
     
  10. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Valbazen gets them all, Karen. And it won't plug them up with dead worms since it starves them out over time.

    Thanks, good to know.​
     

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