WORMS! What kind!?!? HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kemcconnell, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. kemcconnell

    kemcconnell Out Of The Brooder

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    I usually take note of my chickens' poop in the coops and around the yard just to make sure there's nothing crazy going on! This morning I noticed this and I am basically freaking out! I've raised chickens for 4 1/2 years and have never seen this before... Can anyone help me??[​IMG]
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Those are large roundworms, and they can be treated somewhat effectively Wazine (piperazine) and very effectively with Safeguard (fenbendazole).

    Wazine - 1 ounce per gallon
    For best results, remove water in the evening (except during hot weather). Then, early the next morning, begin water medicated with Wazine-17. Provide medicated water only, distributed in waterers sufficient in number so that all birds or animals have access to water. The medicated water should be consumed in 1 day or less. Worming every 30 days is necessary to break the large roundworm life cycle.

    Safeguard liquid or paste - 0.23 ml per pound *orally* and repeat in ten days.

    -Kathy
     
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    Thank you so much! How many times should I repeat if I choose to use Wazine?
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I think I would repeat once in 10-14 days.

    -Kathy
     
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    Ok great! One more question... I'm looking at TSC and there are different safeguard wormers... for dogs, goats, etc. Are they all the same?
     
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    I'm having trouble finding the safe guard... Everyone is out. But if I use Wazine and it doesn't do the trick how long should I wait until I try the safe guard?
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You can probably use it as soon as you notched that Wazine didn't work. Another option is Safeguard or Panacur paste for horses, but it's really expensive compared to the liquid, as in one tube = 25 ml of the liquid. How many chickens do you have?

    -Kathy
     
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    23...
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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