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Worming Ivermectin or Valbazen?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lishah2000, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. lishah2000

    lishah2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm going to worm all of my birds, but don't know which to use. I haven't seen any worms, but I have some thin hens and want to be sure they don't have any.

    It seems that Valbazen is a good choice, but I already have the Ivermectin and it expires soon, so I would like to use it. But at the same time I want to be sure to kill any worms they may have.
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    If it were me I'd use the Valbazen. If the Ivermectin is about to expire it might not work too well. I'm wasting almost an entire bottle of Ivermectin because I've gotten some Eprinex which kills exactly the same things but with no throwing eggs away. They don't get tapeworm though. If Valbazen does, sounds like the better choice in your situation.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I already have the Ivermectin and it expires soon

    Ivomec actually has a shelf life of several years and will kill everything but tapeworms​
     
  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    valbazen kills all the worms even tape worms and is gentler on their system also. Gloria Jean
     
  5. lishah2000

    lishah2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I couldn't get the Valbazen locally and had to get Safeguard anyway, so I'm going to use it this time. I didn't want to wait any longer to start them.

    I'm reading they should be dosed again in a few weeks. I can get the Valbazen by that time or use the Safeguard again.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Agreed and there's one wormer...I can't remember which one, might ask speckled...that is said to cause feather deformities when given during a molt. I usually worm during their molt and like that valbazen is safe to give during that time.
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Agreed and there's one wormer...I can't remember which one, might ask speckled...that is said to cause feather deformities when given during a molt. I usually worm during their molt and like that valbazen is safe to give during that time.

    You dont want to use safeguard (fenbendazole/panacur) during molt.
     

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