Worming with Panacur

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LOVEIGEE, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. LOVEIGEE

    LOVEIGEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so paranoid after losing Prissy monday night, I took Red (New Hampshire) to vet yesterday to make sure she wasn't egg bound and to have her tested for worms. No worms were visible in poo sample, but the vet prescribed Panacur because she had a little of a nasty booty to make sure no parasites were causing it. Everything I've read on here was treatment for 5 days and I don't remember the dosage, but my vet has Red on this for 14 days and a whole dropper full. Does that sound like too much for such a long time? As you can tell, I trust ya'll more than the vet.
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What strength is your Panacur, how big is your dropper and how much does your chicken weigh?

    -Kathy
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    One more question... Are you supposed to give it in the water or as an oral drench?

    -Kathy
     
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  4. LOVEIGEE

    LOVEIGEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Kathy,
    There is not a strength on the bottle. The dropper is a normal sized one that comes with adult medicine. I just know with valbazen you only give .5 cc for 1 day and wait to give again in 14 days. Red weighs 7.5 lbs. 14 days sounds like so long to give a wormer when the test was negative.
    Susan
     
  5. LOVEIGEE

    LOVEIGEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and the vet gave the first dose. It's oral.....
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The wormer I use if Safeguard 10% (100mg/ml) and my vet told me to give .5cc/1kg and repeat in 14 days. So when I do a 7.5 pound or 3.4kg bird, it gets about 1.75cc's. If I had to guess, I'd say that a standard dropper holds about 2cc's, so that's probably okay, but 14 days? I know that Safeguard (fenbendazole) is pretty safe the way I've been told to give it. I've used to treat giardia in kittens and was told to treat either 5 or 7 days, can't remember. Horse people also do what's called a 5 day Power Pac (5 day double dose). If I were you, I'd ask my vet a few things:

    01) What strength Panacur (fenbendaloze) is it (?mg/ml)?
    02) How much should I give my chicken (?cc/1kg)?
    03) How many cc's is my dropper?
    04) Why treat for 14 days?

    I haven't used valbazen yet, but I wouldn't give .5cc's until I did some research and found the proper cc/kg ratio. FYI, in the future you can get 125cc's of fenbendazole (Safeguard/Panacur) online or at TSC for less than $20
    http://www.jefferslivestock.com/safe-guard-dewormer-for-goats/camid/liv/cp/I6-SK/
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/livestock-wormers/safe-guard-reg-goat-dewormer-125-ml-2226898

    -Kathy
     
  7. LOVEIGEE

    LOVEIGEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Kathy for helping. I'm calling today to find out why such a long treatment time. The panacur is 10%.
    Hope you have a great day..
    Susan
     
  8. LOVEIGEE

    LOVEIGEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kathy and everyone else this will help. Heard from Dawg....he said this......
    14 days treatment with 10% panacur (fenbendazole) is too long. Normally it's dosed (for your hens weight) 3/4cc initial dosing, redose again in 3 days, then redose again in another 3 days. In other words every worm every 3 days out of 10....then you're finished worming.
    Thank you guys......
    Susan
     
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