Zimectin and ?

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  1. chrys64moore

    chrys64moore Out Of The Brooder

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    So, just wormed my BO yesterday (for tapes and roundworms) with Zimectin, but I don't think I used enough (I gave a BB-sized amount but, like, a really small BB 'cause that's what I remembered from childhood, which was admittedly a super-long time ago). Now I find out that I should have used a pea-sized amount. If I don't see some worm-action in a few days, is there something else I can give? I know, I know---should have tried to figure out and measure exact dosage...

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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Plain - ole - ivermectin won't treat tapes, and roundworms are showing resistance to it. For tapes you need something with Praziquantel in it, like Zimectrin Gold or Equimax. For all other worms you need something like Safeguard (fenbendazole) or Valbazen (albendazole).

    The following are doses to treat *tapes* in a *five* pound chicken.
    Zimecterin Gold - 0.3 ml (dose is 0.06 ml per pound)
    Equimax - 0.16 ml (dose is 0.033 ml per pound)

    Equimax (14.03% praziquantel) has almost twice as much Praziquantel as Zimectrin Gold (7.75% praziquantel), so that's why you use about half as much. Make sense?

    FYi, a pea sized amount is about 0.25 ml (1/4 cc).

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  3. dawg53

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    Did you actually see tapeworm segments in feces? That's a sure sign of tapeworms, otherwise you'd never know they had them unless a fecal sample was submitted for testing. If your BO is an adult hen, a regular "pea" sized amount of zimectrin gold given orally will kill tapeworms. Make sure you redose again in 10 days.
    I agree with Casportpony, it would be best to worm your other birds with valbazen or safeguard. Redose your BO hen in 20 days to kill other types of worms. OR you could redose all your birds in 10 days with valbazen, including your BO hen, rather than using z-gold on the tenth day.
     
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  4. Michael Apple

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    If tapeworms are a problem in your area, you may seek to acquire some L-Vermizol Poultry Wormer tabs to keep in the cabinet. It is broad spectrum and has 25 mg of Praziquantel each tab.
     
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  6. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Aranda & Tornel put out good products.
     
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  8. dawg53

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    I wont use a wormer with praziquantel in it unless the birds actually have tapeworms.
     
  9. Michael Apple

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    Right. No need to. I've found Albendazole generally works fine for my environment. I haven't seen tapes for many years.
     
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