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Valbazen vs. Eprinex - Confused!!! Chicken Gurus, please weigh in!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Aeropennchick, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys :)

    My chicks are about 6 weeks old, and are outside in the coop. A breeder told me about her worming schedule, and I don't see any evidence of disease or parasites in my flock, but I want to know what medicines work best and on what kind of schedule as preventatives.

    Also, are my chicks too young at this point? Should I use a bit less since they are so small? I have read about the recommendation for using wazine and then valbazen, but that seems excessive if they aren't already infested.

    The breeder told me she has been using the eprinex in the spring and the fall, as topical drops, and it has been working for her. Any other opinions??

    Also I use unmedicated starter and ACV in the water, in case that makes a difference.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. dawg53

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    They are too young to worm. Your environment/soil conditions dictate how often you should worm them. Since you live in southern PA, I'd wait til they are about nine to eleven months old to worm them, then about every nine to eleven months thereafter. If you have warm wet moist soil most of the time, you might have to worm them sooner. My choices are valbazen and safeguard.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012
  3. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I knew with my dogs you can't put that stuff on them too young. Do you use the valbazen in the water? Is safegaurd a topical thing? I haven't researched that yet.
     
  4. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok awesome. I think I'll order the valbazen and some corid from Jeffers so I have them on hand, and try to wait until they get some age on them to worm them.

    Thanks so much for the help! It's so hard to get reliable knowledge from anywhere other than chicken owners, it seems like everyone's pushing an agenda.
     

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