Worms, Coccidiosis, or am I over-mothering?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4EverOrp, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    One doesn't normally see worms until the bird is so infested with them that they physically have no more room inside the bird to live.

    I have yet to see a real study (not a random internet user/poster) confirming anything you've stated works for worms. It's simply just not true.

    @4EverOrp do you have a dog vet near by that you could call and ask if they will run a fecal float test on some fresh poop that you would bring in?
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

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    No it does not help rid worms nor prevent them.
     
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  3. 4EverOrp

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    If i presume its worms, my options here in the uk are, Flubenvet - which is great, but pricey. I can also buy ivermectin pour on (although it's not licenced for poultry). I would prefer to use the ivermectin 0.5% as it seems easier and cheaper - will it do the job? Anyone know how much to use?
    Thanks again...
     
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  4. Texas Kiki

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    No ivermectin isn't good for worms anymore.
    I am pretty sure a recent member in your area was able to get the safeguard paste...sold over the counter for rabbits. Let me see if I can find that thread to show you.
     
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  7. 4EverOrp

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    3 more fresh poops - I'm thinking these look more normal... 20180926_135818.jpg 20180926_135818.jpg 20180926_135749.jpg 20180926_135818.jpg
     

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  8. Shadrach

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    I've tried contacting my sister in the UK for her vet details but haven't been able to catch her yet.
     
  9. 4EverOrp

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    That's ok - I think I'll just go for it and get the testing done - That way I know what I'm dealing with
     
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  10. Texas Kiki

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    :thumbsup
     
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