What kills tapeworms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mary Coleman, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Mary Coleman

    Mary Coleman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed today some of my chickens poo has little white eggs in it. I did some research and think that it's tapeworms. What can I give my chickens to kill the little pests?
     
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  3. Mary Coleman

    Mary Coleman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Valbazen.... Isn't that a horse wormer? Is that okay to give chickens?
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Valbazen is not a horse wormer in the US, it's livestock wormer, but it *can* be given to poultry. For tapeworms you want to find a wormer that has *praziquantel* in it. The effective praziquantel dose for tapeworms in chickens is 2.73mg - 4.54mg per pound.

    Zimectrin Gold and Equimax have Ivermectin and praziquantil in them, so you could use that.

    This has praziquantel and pyrantel pamoate in it:
    http://www.jedds.com/-strse-510/MEDIWORM-TABLETS-100-ct/Detail.bok

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    A broadspectrum deworming tablet for pigeons, raptors and galliforms. Mediworm is currently the only broadspectrum single dose, combination tablet, known of in the world. Highly effective against Roundworm, Hairworm and Tapeworm.

    Extremely safe, causes no regurgitation and is very economical. The small size of the tablet makes it easy to dose. Mediworm is the golden standard in routine deworming.

    Composition:
    . Pyrantel Pamoate 20mg
    . Praziquantel 5mg

    Dosage Treatment:
    . May be used in the breeding and racing season.
    . Dose one Mediworm tablet per pigeon. The tablet must be dosed on an empty crop.
    . In case of severe worm infestations, it is advisable to repeat the treatment after 14 days.

    Available Sizes; 100 tablets.

    -Kathy

    Edited to add: Zimectrin Gold and Equimax *are* horse wormers.
     
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  6. Mary Coleman

    Mary Coleman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I went to D&B and bought some Zimectrin Gold and gave a BB-ish size of the medicine on a piece of bread to each of my chickens. So should I just toss away the eggs for about a week?
     
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    The above links were for Zimectrin Gold, not Valbazen. The amount to be given is a "pea size." Here is the second link by Dawg53:


    Zimectrin Gold equine paste wormer is cheaper and will take care of tapeworms. Give your birds a regular "pea" size amount orally. Repeat dosing them again 10 days later. Normally there's a 24 day withdrawal period start to finish using either valbazen or z-gold.
    It's up to you if you want to eat eggs from worm infected hens.
     
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    The OP posted in another thread, and I believe that Judy pointed them to a post from Dawg that recommended Valbazen.

    -Kathy
     
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    Either valbazen or z-gold will take care of tapes. Z-gold is cheaper.
     

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