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Flubenol

I was at my chemist looking for flubenvet to worm chickens. He rang up his supplier and they told him about Janssen Flubenol 600g - Oral broad spectrum wormer for pigs (Flubendazole 5%), that it contained the same wormer as flubenvet and that it would last a long time.

I only have about 10 adult chickens, and I think they have worms. I know flubenvet comes in 1% for chickens, and the 2.5% seems to be hard to get, especially online. Should I go ahead and buy flubenol and just use 5 times less, or should I wait and buy flubenvet, and if so where should I get it from? My chemist hadn't heard of flubenvet before.

GweebarraPoultry
Thursday, July 15th, 2010

you should be able to get it from any vet, cant understand chemist not knowing of flubenvet, of course if it was a chemist that didnt deal in animal medicin then id understand.

pearl
Thursday, July 15th, 2010

My vets (neither the one that does the chickens nor the one that does the other pets) got me flubenvet. I use curazole, which contains Fenbendazole. It's a wormer used for sheep, goats etc., not licensed for poultry (so there is an egg withdrawal period of a week recommended), so only available from a vet and the vet will give instructions on how to use it. Also sometimes used is Levacide - also a wormer used for large animals. That's put in the water, whereas the curazole is syringed straight into the beak.

Alice
Thursday, July 15th, 2010

He does wormers for sheep, cattle etc. He had a wormer for poultry, not sure of the name, but it was a tiny bottle and came with a larger container of powder to disinfect the ground from worms where the chickens would be eating from. Another vet I spoke to mentioned the same product. My chickens are free ranging on 14 acres of mainly woodland, so I thought it wasn't a lot of good to me. Perhaps I should have got that instead. Would like to get a safe one with no egg withdrawal.

GweebarraPoultry
Thursday, July 15th, 2010

no egg withdrawl with flubenvet.

pearl
Thursday, July 15th, 2010

GweebarraPoultry- was it Net-tex total solution? That's a natural wormer for the birds, and a disinfectant powder for the ground. But it's really intended for a couple of hens kept in a run, I'd suspect. You couldn't possibly disinfect the ground where hens are free-ranging! :D Technically, I think the only reason there is egg withdrawal is that the product isn't licensed for use in poultry, so it hasn't actually been tested - in other words, there might be a little bit of the wormer in the eggs and it hasn't been tested as safe for humans. Personally, I reckon if it's a wormer that's used (for example) in dairy cows and we can still use the milk, then I don't see why we can't use the eggs. But it would of course, be entirely at your own risk, and you couldn't sell the eggs. I did try ordering flubenvet from the internet, but the shipping cost was as much again as the cost of the stuff.

Alice
Friday, July 16th, 2010

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