verm-x experience?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cmsearles, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. cmsearles

    cmsearles New Egg

    Nov 7, 2011
    My chickens have a heavy worm burden, as confirmed by the lab that I use at work. ( I am a small animal vet tech and we have a lab that ran a fecal check for me. Unfortunatly, I don't really have a chicken vet. One of the vets that I work for is trying her very best to help, but she might be better to just stick to cats and dogs)

    She suggested that I look at using Verm-X. Has anyone used this with good success? Any other suggestions?
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Hi cmsearles,

    Worming is a tough issue. Your vet, also is kind of on a spot. Basically, I think a vet cannot recommend an "off label" use for a worming product. In addition to that, a good vet will do the least threatening and least invasive method to treat your hens.

    My vet recommended (this is a long time ago) to use Wazine. (The directions are on the bottle, and bottles can be bought in feed stores, TSC, and on line.) Wazine needs to be readministered in is put in the chickens water source, and some effort needs to be made to insure that they are drinking from THAT source and not others. There is, I believe a 14-day egg discard period. (these ideas can be checked online...)

    Trouble (besides egg discard) is that Wazine will only kill round worms. That is the most common worm that afflicts chickens. Other worms require different medications.

    Perhaps some worming experts will come by and provide their expertise, or you can type in worming on the search bar at the top and see a large number of threads about worming. Eventually, you will probably want to get a regular worming program for your chickens optimum health and well being.

    Regarding your original question, I suspect that you will get mixed reviews on Verm-X..
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Verm-x is useless as a wormer. Since your birds have a heavy wormload, I recommend valbazen cattle/sheep wormer. Valbazen slowly kills internal parasites over a 3-5 day period, therefore preventing toxic dead worm overload that other wormers can cause which can lead to death of the chicken. Valbazen can be pourchased from or call them. Administer the valbazen orally to each chicken using a syringe without a needle. Dosage is 1/2cc for standards, 1/4cc for smaller birds. Redose again in 10 days. There's a 14 day withdrawal period after last dosing.
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  4. PoppetPoultry

    PoppetPoultry New Egg

    Sep 17, 2012
    Hello, I use Verm-X on my birds and it has worked wonders. I have been keeping poultry for years and when I bought in some new ones a few years ago they were riddelled with worms and soon started passing them onto my other hens.
    I also was recommended Verm-X, I used the liquid which was fed over 3 days and the worm counts dropped straight away. It did take another course then get rid of the worm completley but they looked fab and I was so happy it was so effective.
    Good luck!
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  5. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    hi PopperPoultry,

    Welcome to the BYC forum. It is good to hear that an all natural remedy has worked for you.
  6. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2012
    Dunstable, MA
    I just finished day 3 of verm-x pellets. Will let you know how it works on my gang. Also, I found the smell off-putting and am wondering if the eggs will taste funny. Supposedly you don't have to go off eggs while using this product.
  7. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Why do you not search through the BYC archives for the answer? This is a question that has come up over and over...

    Some swear by it. Some swear it's useless. No real studies cited to confirm or deny either stance.

    Good luck.
  8. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2012
    Dunstable, MA
    As a follow up to my earlier post - WOW! This is a really good product and very user friendly. I just put in one little scoop/ chicken in their feed each day for 3 days and it has made a huge difference! My girls look really healthy and so does their poo! [​IMG] I also haven't been turned off by the taste of the eggs as I was worried about. I am going to try it on my ducks next.
  9. JulyBlizzard

    JulyBlizzard Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2012
    Out of curiosity did you have their worm count redone? I mean that would do wonders for my wanting to believe.

    Here's the deal--I refuse to rely on chemicals especially in an animal I am set to consume. At the same time I am not a Luddite and unless the chemicals are harmful to the environment I have no issue. So with meds like Ivomec what is it and where does it come from and how does it effect the parasite? If it is a poison to one thing why not another and does the chemical posses a half life? Because while many of us worry about the chickens, their age and meat quality for health we must not also forget that we have a need for their poop as a fertilizer. Now if you are dropping a chemical that remains active over a period of time that could possibly kill microbes or other healthy animals in the soil and that allow for the break down of the poop into compost and fertilizer.
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  10. tatertot

    tatertot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2013

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