Worming for Capillary and Other Worms

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  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I've been looking for documented info on worming for capillary worms with fenbendazole and found this:

    Efficacy of fenbendazole against nematodes of captive birds.

    Fenbendazole was used to treat nematode infestations (Ascaridia species and Capillaria species) in 230 birds of six orders and 38 different species. Using a single dose of 100 mg/kg bodyweight initial treatment eliminated parasitic nematodes from 221 birds. A further course of treatment at a dose rate of 30 mg/kg daily for seven days eliminated the infestation from the remaining nine birds.

    Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/6868306/?i=5&from=/6743169/related



    -Kathy
     
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  2. Another interesting read. Cathy, you do a ton of excellent research and I have a request. There is no doubt in my mind that fenbendazole is the best all around wormer for peafowl primarily because of its effectiveness against capillaria. The real issue for some of us is administration of the drug. We have reached the point where we can no longer catch and orally administer drugs to the flock three to four times a year. There are to many birds and the odds of injury begin to mount.

    We use safeguard mixed with water but quite frankly I don't believe that we are totally effective with this method either in the delivery , dosage or frequency. I would like to see a summary of all the reliable information out there on this delivery method. I would also like to find a way to keep the drug suspended in the water mixture.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    There is another drug in a the same family as fenbendazole and someone recently posted that it's available as a gel that's made for water, I'll see what I can find out about it.

    Another option would be to use powdered fenbendazole in feed.
    http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/lookup.cfm?setid=e1bb5aa8-3316-47f1-be79-cdbcd62b7222

    Then there's albendazole (Valbazen), which studies on poultry show it as a more effective against cecal and capillary worms than fenbendazole, but it seems that it can cause aplastic anemia in many species and death in others (pigeon and crias), so I'm not sure how safe it would be for long term use in peafowl. One study that I read said that it was close to 100% effective when given once at 20mg/kg.

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  4. casportpony

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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    This is fenbendazole powder that you could mix in the water or food, but this method would probably be too expensive. One pack, 250mg, is equal to 2.5ml of liquid or paste fenbendazole.

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    -Kathy
     
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  6. The powder might be an option if you could find it in quantity but we have been unable to do so. I would still worry about dosage.

    We use Valbazen. If I have to catch a bird it gets Valbazen. Its very effective and it has never bothered a bird. Unfortunately Valbazen does not mix with water. Or at least it does not appear to do so.
     
  7. That gel product could be interesting especially if it is made to be used in water. Just don't see much about it online.
     
  8. casportpony

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    Rather than start another thread I thought I should change the name of this thread. That said, I just got this book in the mail:

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    -Kathy
     
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  9. casportpony

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    Here is a 10 pound pail of 1.8% fenbendazole. Not sure how much one would use or if it has too much calcium for fowl.
    http://www.qcsupply.com/540295-safe-guard-ez-scoop-swine-wormers.html
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  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Is that a daily wormer ? i use to use continuex when i raised horses
     

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