What does everyone use for de-worming? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks for the comment George. Yeah, I try to care for my birds the best way I know how and whatever I can afford. I didn't put this on my first post but I'm also looking for the most cost effective way to deworm them. like everyone else money is tight right now. I currently have 25 birds, dragoons and racing homers included so I was thinking going the tablet route because you get 100 tablets per bottle and that would give me 2 years if I wormed them twice a year or 4 years if I only did it once a year.Hi HENRY, JEDDS carrys just about all the Worm meds.They can be expensive Ivomec is about the best and if you have a small amount of birds it might be the way to go. You can get in a drench that you use it the drinking water, but it costs around 80 or 85 dollars for a quart size container. The drop type cost about 50 dollars, and this may be the best way for you to go, as i believe that you have a small number of birds.You need to know that Ivomec is realy a wormer for pigs and the form that we use in drops is meant to be injected in pigs so it comes in a 50ml but you remove the rubber stopper so as to get the dropper into the bottle,.the more I think about it maybe Siegel's is the place to go,as it seems that they have a wider range of products. so here is their web www.siegelpigeons.com their phone is 1-800-437-4436 ask them to send you a catalog, they have 100cc bottle of the drench type of Ivomectin they call it EQVALAN cost is 8.95 but my catalog is a year old that price may be out dated. Henry I must say from the looks of your birds you do a fine job caring for them.One other thing band those DRAGOONS use a number 10 size band and show them at the PAGEANT OF PIGEONS in November you just might enjoy it there not many shown and you just have a shot at winning. GEORGE
This sounds like the way to go. Thanks for the information!MOXIDECTIN Plus
Active ingredients Moxidectin, praziquantel
Guaranteed analysis Moxidectin 2 mg/ml, praziquantel 18.8 mg/ml
Available sizes 125 ml
Flock treatment – Dilute at the rate of 5 ml to 1 litre of drinking water and make available to the birds for 24 hours. The solution should be made fresh prior to use and provided in a clean drinking vessel. Remove all other sources of water
Individual bird treatment – 0.25 ml per 400 g (pigeon) body weight
Moxidectin Plus is a fully water-soluble palatable syrup. Added to the drinking water for 24 hours, it clears roundworm (Ascaridia spp.), hairworm (Capillaria spp.) and tapeworm (cestode) infection. It is also effective against all external parasites that feed off body fluids, including mites and pigeon flies (Pseudolynchia spp.). Moxidectin Plus also eliminates airsac mites (Sternostoma spp., Cytodites spp.). It has a wide safety margin and is safe to use during racing and breeding. It does not affect feather quality and is safe to use during moulting. Moxidectin Plus does not cause nausea and so the birds can be fed and loft-flown normally during treatment
Not to be used in birds producing meat or eggs for human consumption
So for external parasites you add it in the bathwater? I thought you give it to them in the drinking water and that takes care of both internal and external or is that just with the Moxidectin Plus? I'm a little confused....I haven't tried the Moxidectin Plus but use the plain Moxidectin and recommend it highly- it does brilliantly added to the bathwater at 1ml to 2 litres for external parasites, and has worked effectively for me as a whole loft drench in the drinking water. Will go for the Moxidectin Plus if I get tapeworm problems.
I used to use this stuff too. I never put mine in the bath water. Costs too much. Giving it to them in their drinking water will take care of things, inside and out. The difference in the Mox. and the Mox. Plus is that the Mox. Plus takes care of round worms and the plain Mox. doesn't.So for external parasites you add it in the bathwater? I thought you give it to them in the drinking water and that takes care of both internal and external or is that just with the Moxidectin Plus? I'm a little confused....