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Worming options?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buckabucka, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We wormed our flock with Valbazen this summer, the second dose occurred around August 1st.

    This morning, I found droppings with 3 worms, that I believe are round worms after looking at photos. I guess I need to treat them again.

    My question: will treating them with Safeguard be likely to result in toxic worm overload? The Valbazen I used was borrowed from a friend. I can get Safeguard locally, which will let me start treatment right away. Does this worm overload happen frequently? Only one pile of droppings on the poop board this morning had worms, but I don't know which hen and plan to treat them all.

    Also, they are molting. Does that matter? I don't know which is harder on their system, having worms, or the wormer.

    I appreciate any advice!
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    You dont want to use fenbendazole (safeguard and/or panacur) while your birds are in molt. If you do, regrowing feathers will be stunted/curled, damaged looking. Reworm with valbazen and be sure to reworm them again in 10 days.
    To answer your question, toxic dead worm overload is possible if you see worms in feces...stick with the valbazen, as it slowly kills worms over several days unlike other wormers including safeguard.
     
  3. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much, dawg! Really glad to have the molt information.

    I guess they will have to wait until the Valbazen comes since I will order it online. Shouldn't be too long, though. Here we go again....

    Thank you.
     

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