Valbazen or Ivemectin for worms? and how often to use it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by karlamaria, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so I need to worm I guess, not sure if its needed but I thought now was a good time. so where do I get it, and what do I use ? I see posts for both types, whats safest thanks.( there 9 months old )
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I've wormed my birds twice a year for a couple of years. Not until this fall did I see worms in their poop.
    The previous wormings were with SAfegaud or Eprinex ( related to the Ivemectin).

    Wouldn't you know it that the first time I see worms, they are TAPEWORMS.
    Yep, that is right TAPEWORMS....

    Guess which wormer treats TAPEWORMS ? ? ?
    Valbrazen!

    So, if you have a choice - - - go with the Valbazen because it treats the ADDITIONAL Tapeworms!
     
  3. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    You can order Valbrazen through either Jeffers supply OR First State Vet.

    It is a full size bottle - - LARGE BOTTLE from Jeffers and a smaller bottle through First State Vet.

    HOW MUCH to give...

    I found this today. This guy has the dosage broken down by weight and talks about two possible ways of administering the Valbrazen.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=8053114#p8053114
     
  4. dawg53

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    Valbazen (albendazole) kills all types of worms that chickens can get. Dosage is 1/2cc for standard size, 1/4cc for smaller birds.
    Ivermectin and eprinex dont kill tapeworms and not much effectiveness against cecal worms and gizzard worms.
     
  5. GreenMeadows

    GreenMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i WORMED 3 WEEKS AGO WITH Valbazen and still see some worms but they are tape worm I believe. I am now hitting them with Pipperazine(sp) and hope this works. I am using 1oz to 1 gal water for 24 hours. Any suggestions whats next or when I need to worm again or with what? I see a few skinny birds.
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  6. dawg53

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    Tapes are flat, segmented and can stretch. You can use a magnifying glass to see the segments. You'll need to redose your chickens with valbazen a couple of more times. Piperazine wont get rid of tapes, only large roundworms.
     
  7. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:
    Also, you must RETREAT quicker than 3 weeks.

    You treat them once. WAIT 10 DAYS and hit them again. THEN check 10 days LATER and see if they need a 3rd dosing of the wormer.

    The first dose kills adults.
    The second dose kills the eggs that hatched after the first worming.
     
  8. GreenMeadows

    GreenMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I will get then in 2 more weeks again.
    Quote:
    Also, you must RETREAT quicker than 3 weeks.

    You treat them once. WAIT 10 DAYS and hit them again. THEN check 10 days LATER and see if they need a 3rd dosing of the wormer.

    The first dose kills adults.
    The second dose kills the eggs that hatched after the first worming.
     

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