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Gapeworms

Hi all,

I've recently bought in three hens. About a week and a half ago they got gapeworm. I thought a fenben dose would work through the water. They don't seem be getting better. I've also dosed 1 ml into them. That doesn't seem to be working. They don't seem to be getting any before worse. Does ivermectin work or would I be better off using flubenvet or verm x. They are bantam crosses, which I want for clocking, so withdrawal periods for egg consumption wouldn't really matter to me for a week or two ( if needed). Any advice is welcome as I'm new to poultry. Thanks

SF94
Monday, May 29th, 2017

Verm x is not a wormer only a preventive.

Anne.W
Monday, May 29th, 2017

How do you know it,s gapeworm, Id stick with flubenvet and put them in lockdown for a week.

Bonzie.
Monday, May 29th, 2017

I had gapeworm earlier in the year and got fubenvet off a neighbour. It eventually cleared up the gapeworm. I was just reading about the different doses which work against gapeworm. I tried fenben and it doesn't seem to be working. I thought there might be some dose that might work quickly. I think I'll get the flubenvet off my local vet tomorrow.

SF94
Monday, May 29th, 2017


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