Worm identification and treatment

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by butterfliesdoku, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So one of the girls in my flock has worms and I am now treating the whole flock. I think they look like tapeworms as they look similar to when one of my dogs had tapeworms last summer. I treated the flock with wazine for 24 hours in their drinking water and they will need their next dose in 8 days. Will wazine solve my problem? What if in 8 days I use ivermectin instead of wazine?
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    That looks like tape worms, but wazine only treats roundworms. Tapes are treated with Zimectrin Gold or praziquantel horse wormer pastes. There are numerous threads about tapeworm treatment by doing a search at the top of this page.
     
  3. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh darn. Thanks!
     
  4. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Valbazen liquid goat wormer given orally also works, but you have to re-dose your entire flock in five days to get the tapes (and any other worm a chicken can get).

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  5. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I use this instead of the second dose of Wazine or should I do dose #2 of wazine and then do the Valbazen?
     
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  6. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never mind just did a search for Valbazen. I think I'll go that route. Thank you both for your time and help.
     
  7. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure you've found it already, but here's the dosage:

    .5ml/cc for adult, standard chickens or .25ml/cc for bantams and pullets/cockerels.

    Give orally undiluted via syringe. Repeat in five days for tapes. :)

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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If you find you still need to treat for tapeworms, you could try EquiMAX horse paste. Dose would be is 0.16 ml per five pounds.
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    You could also use Zimectrin Gold, but you would have to use twice as much.

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  9. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I treated with Wazine then 10 days later I treated with Zimectrin Gold. Would I have to dose again with the Zimectrin?
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Yes.

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