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Worming

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Horsemama, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Horsemama

    Horsemama Out Of The Brooder

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    Could someone tell me at what age I should start worming my peas and with what? I live in a rural area in PA and can only find safeguard and the ivermectin for larger animals. I did find a liquid of one of them that said you could give to turkeys.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I made the mistake of letting my peachicks on the ground way too early, so I started worming mine when they were very young and they've been wormed several times since then. I have a serious problem with blackhead here, so that's why at five months old, mine have been wormed at least three times.

    Safeguard for Goats/Cattle (fenbendazole 100mg/ml) is what I use on mine.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I made the same mistake and you remember what happened to my pea. :(

    How do you administer the Safeguard? Give me step by step directions, please.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I will work on putting something together.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I appreciate that. :thumbsup
     
  6. Horsemama

    Horsemama Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks kuntrygirl thats the only kind I can find. Do you do as the direction say? Im going to pick some up tomorrow my peas are going to be 5 mo. this month.
     
  7. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use 3cc/ml safeguard for goats per gallon of water
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    My vet told me to give 50mg/kg ( .5cc/kg) by mouth and repeat in 10 days. My two that are 5 months old weigh just over 2.7kg and just got wormed with 1.4cc's of Safeguard. If you're going to do it orally, use a 1cc syringe and be vary careful not to aspirate them.

    Read this article: http://www.peafowl.org/ARTICLES/24/
     
  9. Horsemama

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    Thanks casportpony Im still very new to peas so for their saftey I think I'll put 3cc in a gal of water. My peas are 4 and 5 mo. old an I haven't wormed them yet but by the sounds of it I better get started.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Make sure it's their only water source and stir it as often as you can because the safeguard will separate from the water.
     

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