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Worming Questions,Peafowl/Turkeys

 
Joe Gag
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Hi, I was wondering what your worming routine is and what wormers you use.

Where do you get your wormers from?

I am not a fan of the type you use in water.

I have only ever used Safe Guard For goats I think in Pellet form.

Is Safe Guard ok to use?

How Important is it to Worm These birds?

I have only wormed my Chickens/Guineas once, Mine all seem healthy.
 
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My personal belief about worming is that it should NOT be done 'routinely'.
Unless animals are known to be infested with worms, they should not need treating.
Routine treatment can weaken their natural immunity to worms.

I would not use Safe Guard, as its active ingredient - Fenbendazole (C15H13N3O2S )
is far from 'natural', and can be toxic:

from Wikipedia:
Toxicity
Despite being widely used as a dewormer in many species, toxicity has been reported.
Birds (storks, pink pelicans, vultures, pigeons and doves) and reptiles (vipers, turtles and
tortoises) have shown toxicity associated with bone marrow suppression, intestinal crypt
cell necrosis and distal villi sloughing. Abortions in domestic ruminants have been
associated with concurrent use of anti-trematode therapeutic agents.





 
Joe Gag
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That is how I feel but people that know alot more about peafowl then I say i is very important to worm them.
 
Joe Gag
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I picked up a bottle today of Safeguard goat wormer in liquid form, It says to give orally, Can I put this right in there water and if so what is the amount for Peafowl,Turkeys and Chickens? Thanks
 
Morgan Morrigan
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lots of folks say just giving fowl hot peppers regularly will keep em from getting worms.

they dont have "hot" sensing tastebuds, so pour on the cayenne !
 
Tom Kozak
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I worked on a farm that grew large amounts of Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and used it as a de-wormer for goats. Would this work with poultry?
 
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