Worming question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by n1st, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. n1st

    n1st Out Of The Brooder

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    With the Safe-guard wormer, how much do you give 1 bird and do you repeat it a week later? Also, what is the withdrawl time?

    Thanks
     
  2. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind is it, Pellets, liquid or paste?
     
  3. n1st

    n1st Out Of The Brooder

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    It's Liquid.
     
  4. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Fenbendazole (Safe-Guard or PanaCure) has no known safe withdrawal time in laying hens. Having said that most folks do 30 days if they have to use it. For meat there is a known withdrawal time in beef pork and goats but again nothing for chickens.

    I have used it when my heritage breeds are not laying in the winter and found it very effective. It is the only wormer that will protect your turkeys from Blackhead by eliminating the carrier worm from them and your chickens.

    Use the same weight/dose calculation as for beef or horses. I mix it in some water and coat flatted corn with it then feed that as a treat. Of course you need to be sure that everyone gets some so spread it out well and know ahead of time about how much you would need to have everyone satisfied. There is a huge safety margin with Fenbedazole so air on the side of dosing high to be sure everyone gets enough. It will mix with water but will not stay mixed so that's not a good option.
     
  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use one drop per pound of body weight, more wont hurt,Adoptedbyachicken, levamisole is actually better than fenbendazole for cecal worms
     
  6. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Ya if you can get it, but try that some days. [​IMG]

    Fenbendazole is much cheeper too.
     
  7. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use DE and there isnt any withdrawal with it and they dust themselves with it too and I mix it in their feed and it takes care of the worms. Diatanimous Earth
     
  8. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Diatomaceous Earth [​IMG]

    But make sure it's FOOD GRADE.
     
  9. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep I get mine from Hoeggers goat supply and its food grade.
     

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