Worms??? Please HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cedar Creek Farm Lady, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Cedar Creek Farm Lady

    Cedar Creek Farm Lady Crowing

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    :barnieI know this has got to be worms of some sort. Can someone please tell me the best treatment for this specific "worm". This is the 1st poo that I've seen like this. No one is acting sick at the moment with the exception of sniffles & sneezing. I do have a hen with "Nasty Butt", but I figured she'd have the runs, I haven't witnessed her poo today. Is this something that everyone needs treating? I have some ivomec sheep drench and liquid goat wormer (can't remember its name). :he Please HELP!!!
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  2. Cedar Creek Farm Lady

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    :barnieI know this has got to be worms of some sort. Can someone please tell me the best treatment for this specific "worm". This is the 1st poo that I've seen like this. No one is acting sick at the moment with the exception of sniffles & sneezing. I do have a hen with "Nasty Butt", but I figured she'd have the runs, I haven't witnessed her poo today. Is this something that everyone needs treating? I have some ivomec sheep drench and liquid goat wormer (can't remember its name, something 'guard'). :he Please HELP!!!

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  3. dawg53

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  4. Eggcessive

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    It looks like possible tapeworm segments. Are those fresh droppings, and are the worms moving? If they are indeed tapeworms, the best treatment is a wormer that contains praziquantel, such as Equimax horse paste which you can find at many feed stores. Dosage is 0.03 ml per pound (0.15 ml for a 5 pound hen) given orally once and again in 14 days.
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    Here is a good video which showing the tapeworm segments moving in some droppings:

     
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    I don't know which one did it, and I saw another fresh dropping in the chicken yard that had the same segments. Plus, I have over 70 chickens & guineas:barnie.

    Yep, fresh, dropped right in front of me too. I could narrow it down to 4 birds for that one dropping. But I saw another fresh gooey one in the chicken yard. I didn't see any moving, but I didn't try either.:he I swear if it ain't one thing it's another!!! Safeguard & Ivomec drench are the ones I have on hand.
     
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    Forget the Safeguard and Ivomec, you need a wormer containing praziquantel = Equimax. It'll be in the Equine section at your feed store and it's not expensive at all.
     
  8. Cedar Creek Farm Lady

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    How easy is it going to be to treat 70+? Or do I just guess who to treat and watch under the roosts for the droppings, since everyone tends to roost in the same place each night? N2E4.0.jpg
     
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    Diatomaceous Earth, it will cut up any parasites but will be no harm to your chickens! Just put some in their water or food. A bag costs about $8 + depending on the size.
     
  10. BigBlueHen53

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    If DE works, it only works when it is dry. It is useless as soon as it gets wet, which means, as soon as the chicken swallows it. And there are many who say it is worthless anyway. Get the Equimax. You can know it works!
     

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