Worms in chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sophiesflock, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. sophiesflock

    sophiesflock Out Of The Brooder

    Hi, I recently discovered small white worms in my chickens feces, and I'm not sure how to deal with it.. Some of the chickens had been looking lethargic so I'm guessing it's from that. I called a vet about an appointment and they said it would cost $90 just for the checkup which is obviously very pricey and we'd like to avoid it. They sell piperazine at the local feed store for treating roundworms but I don't know if that's what they have, based on descriptions I've heard it sounds more like tapeworms. Any advice????
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Piperzine will treat round worms only. So if you aren't sure what you have you may want to go with a wormer that treats different types of worms or have a fecal float performed by your vet. Valbazen or Fenbendazole will both treat most worms that are common in chickens.

    Here are the treatment dosages - Valbazen 1/2 ml orally and then repeated in 10 days for each chicken or Fenbendazole (Safeguard, Panacur) at 1/4 ml per pound for 5 days in a row.

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/11/control-treatment-of-worms-in-chickens.html
    http://parasitipedia.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2655&Itemid=2933
     

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