Worms and Worming - Warning, Graphic Pictures and Videos

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by casportpony, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Also liked this one:

    Quote: -Kathy
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    This is the oxfendazole we can get here in the US:

    This one is 22.5% (225 mg/ml)

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    This one is 9.06% (90.6 mg/ml)

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    -Kathy
     
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  3. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

    Ur-ur-ur-urrr Overrun With Chickens

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    @casportpony I need help identifying some type of parasite. I've processed several cockerels this spring, and all of them have had what appears to be a clear worm with a tiny black head that comes out of the follicles after plucking the primary feathers. They tend to mostly be on the under-side of the forearm, in the trailing edge where the skin is real flappy. I've seen quite a few of them, and they're usually about 1/2" long, but today I found one that was a bit different.

    Clear one:

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    The not so clear one that I found today:

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  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    That is not a worm, that came out of the base of the feather.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That's what I thought...feather follicle. Freaked me out first time I saw them.....kinda gross, unless you like to pop pimples...hahaha!
     
  6. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

    Ur-ur-ur-urrr Overrun With Chickens

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    That's good news! I knew if it was some type of worm, the scalding should have killed it, and baking it in the oven (as I type) would definitely kill any parasite. I just didn't relish the thought of eating worms... cooked or not! Thanks for the replies enola and aart!!!
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    That's the word I was looking for ----- follicle!
     
  8. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should you routinely deworm?
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Some people follow a routine schedule for worming their flocks.
     
  10. ccrow

    ccrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Re ivermectin- here's what my vet told me:

    "Plumb's Veterinary Formulary has a dose for ivermectin in birds.
    -get the bovine preparation(10mg/ml or 1%)
    -dilute it 1 part ivermectin to 4 parts propylene glycol to make a 2mg/ml solution.
    -the dose is 0.2 mg/kg orally (weigh each chicken in lbs, divide by 2.2 to get kg).
    -repeat 2 weeks later.

    According to information I found on VIN (the veterinary information network) no eggs from treated chickens should be consumed for 8 weeks."

    So, that's what's in my immediate future.[​IMG]
     

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