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 Post subject: worm twice
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:55 pm 
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Hello

I wormed my hens about 3 weeks ago and just noticed they seem to still have worms so I was wondering can I treat them again so soon?


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 Post subject: Re: worm twice
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:50 pm 
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Most wormer solutions suggest a follow up dose of wormer. If you are still noticing worms then I would do them again.


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 Post subject: Re: worm twice
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:42 am 
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Ok I will thank you


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 Post subject: Re: worm twice
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I worm my hens twice with the second at 14 days after the first to stop the cycle of worms


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 Post subject: Re: worm twice
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Thanks meathens I will do that from now on


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 Post subject: Re: worm twice
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You can check their poo also and see if they have worms


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 Post subject: Re: worm twice
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Can I ask which brand you use to worm them?


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 Post subject: Re: worm twice
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I use Piperazine Solution
500mL
$20.00


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 Post subject: Re: worm twice
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You can't be sure about their worm status just by checking their droppings. Some worms like Capillaria (hairworm) are very small and easy to miss. A faecal floatation which is used to look for worm eggs via a microscope is the best way to check.

I prefer levamisole (eg Nilverm Pig & Poultry Wormer) for worming poultry- it has a broader spectrum of activity than piperazine. Then again, if it works for you don't change it.


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 Post subject: Re: worm twice
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:28 am 
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What product did you use as not all wormers treat all worms and not all work equally ?
Piperazine is next to useless as it only paralyses the worms so if they are not passed immediately then they "wake up" and get back on with the job. It also only works with roundworm
Levamisole is good but doesn't treat tapeworm and can be quite toxic in hot weather.
Ivermectin based drugs work well but again don't do tapeworm and there is no established wittholding period for eggs or meat for human consumption.
The white drenches (end in "azole') work well , some do tapeworm but again not all are registered for poultry use so there is no registered withholding.
Praziquantel is by far the best for tapeworm but this is all it treats.
Vetafarm chicken worming tablets are excellent and ideal if you only have a few birds.

Based on the standard life cycle of most worms, retreatment at 5-6 weeks is recommended. Treatment earlier than this may miss the life cycle stage that the drug specifically targets. Treatment later allows juveniles to mature and begin laying eggs. Decontamination is also essential - clean and topdress tyhe pens to eliminate access to worm eggs. Insect control is essential as insects/earthworms are the intermediate host of tapeworm, threadworm and caecalworm. Coopex and lime the ground before you top dress.

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Danny Brown


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