What is the difference btw Valbazen wormer and drentch kit?

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  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is pretty much it. I am looking to order Valbazen online since I cannot find
    it in stores in my area. I see valbanen wormer and dretch. I am wondering what the
    difference is.

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

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    "Drench" just means it's formulated to be given orally.

    Just read the labels to see it there's a difference in the strength.
    There probably won't be though
    All that really matters is the percentage of active ingredient

    Sarfeguard 10% liquid will also do pretty much the same thing as Vabazen, and is a little cheaper
     
  3. Roy Rooster

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    Ok, Thanks, I have to order it online so is it better to order the drentch version rather than the
    regular?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

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    Can you post a link to exactly what it is you're looking at so I can see the difference?
     
  5. Roy Rooster

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    I don't know how to post links, I'm not very computer literate. I can say that one bottle is sold as a drentch kit and the other
    is sold as a 500ml bottle of valbazen not a drentch kit. The one sold as a drentch kit has come kind of a sprayer or something with it.
    Not even too sure how that would even be used.

    Thanks Again.
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

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    OK
    The 500 ML bottle is WAY more than you need unless you have a couple of hundred birds.

    The "drench kit" is including a "drenching gun" which is a fancy name for a pump that measures each dose, and has a tip on it to make it easy to insert in the animals mouth

    I think you'd be better off to get a 125 ML bottle of Safeguard and use a normal syringe without a needle to measure and dose the birds

    http://www.tractorsupply.com/livestock-wormers/safe-guard-reg-goat-dewormer-125-ml-2226898

    This is the drench gun, but unless you have large animals it's not needed:
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  7. Roy Rooster

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    Thank you so much, I will do that. The drentch gun is kind of big for a chicken. Thank you so much for answering my question.
    This is my first time worming so as you can tell I am a little lost.

    I will go with the safeguard.

    Thanks again so much. [​IMG]
     
  8. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Bear Foot Farm,
    I had one more question. How much do I give each chicken? I was just wondering, I was not sure if the measurments would be for
    goats only or other live stock.

    Thanks Again for all you help.
     
  9. Bear Foot Farm

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    Safeguard for Chicken worms

    Dosage is:
    1cc for giants
    3/4cc for large fowl,
    1/2cc for standards
    1/4cc for smaller birds.
    Repeat in 10 days. There's an egg withdrawal period of 24 days start to finish.
     
  10. Roy Rooster

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    Ok, thank you so much you have been very helpful.
    I will get some safe-guard as soon as I can and
    get my ladies wormed.
     

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