Worming questions

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Futuregreenefarm, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Futuregreenefarm

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    I am so sorry to repeat the same questions. I have searched and read on here and I admit, it just confused me. Sorry! I want to make sure I do this right. My pullet (the only one laying) has worms. I think this is tapeworm segments maybe? Screenshot_20191108-134716.png I can't handle my chickens readily so if I have to dose individually, it will be a task. Can I get the valbazen and soak it in bread and feed it to her? Or am I totally wrong with type and med?? Thank you for your help.
     
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  2. Eggcessive

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    It looks like tapeworm segments. Was this a fresh dropping just dropped, and were the segments moving? The best wormer for tapes is one with praziquantel. Equimax horse wormer which can be found at Tractor Supply and other stores is one that can be used. Dosage of Equimax is 0.03 ml per pound or 0.15 ml for a 5 pound chicken. Repeat in 14 days. If using another wormer with praziquantel, such as Zimectrin Gold, the dosage would be different.

    The biggest problem with tapeworms is that the intermediate hosts have to be removed from the environment. Chicken poop, worms, snails and slugs, flies, and other ps are hosts, and if your chicken eats those, they may reinfect themselves.

    Not all chickens have to be treated, just the one who is shedding the tapeworm segments. You can get tapeworms confirmed with a fecal float by your vet.
     
  3. Pigpye

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    Is this what you mean? Screenshot_20191108-222523.png And if it's a paste can I feed it to her on something??
     
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  5. Pigpye

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    Since you do have concerns with the dosing amd treatment consult with a vet as opposed to just administering a horse preventative to a chicken ...the size difference betwwen the species is substantial
     
  6. casportpony

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    The advice that @Eggcessive has given is 100% correct.
     
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  7. casportpony

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    That's what you need. It is a paste and you can feed it to her on something.
     
  8. Futuregreenefarm

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    Thank you all for your help.

    I mean no disrespect, honest, but I looked up fenbendazole supplied in the attachment and it is an equine dewormer also as best I can tell. Seems the same, just a different brand maybe?
    I'll see what my local TS has tomorrow.
    Thanks again everyone.
     
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  9. casportpony

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    Horse paste is perfectly fine to use. :D

    TSC should have the Equimax, but might also have Zimectrin Gold. Both have praziquantel and ivermectin, but Equimax has twice as much praziquantel, and that is what the dose recommended is based on. If the product you buy does not have the exact amounts of praziquantel and ivermectin, just let us know what the amounts are and we will calculate a new dose for you.
     
  10. casportpony

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    Note that all of the de-worming into in that link is incorrect. I usually love that site, but they really messed that page up. Everyone, please ignore the dosing info there.
     

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