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Wazine 17 - How many days should the eggs not be eaten?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LuckysMom, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. LuckysMom

    LuckysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chickens has worms. So I called around the nearest farm store, and some pet stores. Got the answer - "We didn't know chickens could get worms". Then I drove 35 miles to the only decent farm store around here. The clerk recommended Wazine 17. In fact it was the only thing they had that was specifically for poultry. So I will put it in their water in the morning. Now, how many days do we have to wait till we can eat their eggs again? Also, do I really need to give this Wazine every 30 days? If that's the case I guess I'll never get to eat the eggs again.
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  2. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did you determine that one of your chickens has worms?
    It is essential to know what kind of worm it has. Reason being, there are 5 different worms that a chicken can have. You have to treat them for the specific worm. To the best of my knowlede and extensive research, I have found only one medication that is labeled as a general purpose wormer. It is advertised as the only wormer approved by the FDA.
    Also you do not have to trash the eggs during the deworming.
    I will do some research regarding your question about the Wazine and post it for you. Meanwhile I am adding this link for your reading until I get back to you.
    My concern for you is that the treatment might be useless if it is not for the right worms.
    See this link:

    http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/poultry_worms.html
     
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just about any vet can do a fecal sample test for worms to determine the kind of worms they have...

    Wazine is piperazine, which treats only for adult round worms..then retreat in 10-14 days.

    there are other wormers that treat a broader spectrum, but there usually is a withdrawal time.
    the wazine is ok..since round worms are common in chickens.

    have a read:

    http://shilala.homestead.com/ivomec.html
     
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  4. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yogiman..how often do you give it to your birds?
     
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  6. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster Booster is a pellet form looking like laying pellets. It is mixed with their normal feed ration. No fuss or muss at all. The web site has a Q&A section that is worth the reading alon with other products they have to offer.
     
  7. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a thread on this a short while back and I think determined a good two weeks before eating the eggs (but you may want to research this further - my memory can be faulty). More importantly, do NOT incubate the eggs. Someone had an awful, devastating hatch of chicks that had to be put down.
     
  8. LuckysMom

    LuckysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday, my daughter who is home from college on spring break told me that Angel had worms. She said she saw them when she was out in the coop with the chickens and Angel pooped in front of her. I went out to the coop and looked around but didn't see anything. So I went to the farm center, thinking they would know what is the most common type of worms around here and what works to treat it. I put the Wazine in their water this morning.
    Then today I went out to the coop after work to give it a thorough cleaning (even more thorough than my usual weekly cleaning). I saw a pile of droppings with some loops of stringy white sticking out of it. So, not being the squeamish type, I picked it apart and looked at it. The worms looked to be about 1 1/2 to 2 inches long.
    I do hope I bought the right stuff and that it works because when I told my husband I might have to take one of the chickens to the vet he acted like I was crazy.
    Another thing is, I never had this problem until I ran out of wheat straw for their bedding. I started raking up pine straw and putting it in the coop. I wonder if that contributed to Angel getting the worms. I cleaned all that stuff out of there and put down good sweet-smelling straw that I got from the farm store yesterday.
     
  9. LuckysMom

    LuckysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yogiman - Thank you for the MSU link. After reading the descriptions it really sounds like my chickens have that large roundworm. I feel better about giving them Wazine now. I sure hope that it gets rid of those nasty things. [​IMG]
     
  10. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are quite welcome and I wish you the very best of luck. Worms can be destructive to the birds. Somehow I can't associate the pine straw with the worms. The MSU link is one of many that I repeatedly refer to for information.
     

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