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Other Names: Thread Worms, Hairworm Infection, Capillara, Small Roundworms
|Nematode species||Where Found||Intermediate Host||Definitive Hosts|
|Capillaria annuata||Esophagus, crop||Earthworm||Chicken, turkey, guinea fowl, partridge, pheasant, quail, goose, grouse|
|C. anatis||Small intestine, cecum, cloaca||None||Chicken, turkey, partridge, pheasant, goose, duck|
|C. bursata||Small intestine||Earthworm||Chicken, turkey, pheasant, goose|
|C. caudinflata||Small intestine||Earthworm||Chicken, turkey, guinea fowl, partridge, pheasant, quail, goose, grouse, duck, pigeon|
|C. contorta||Esophagus, crop, mouth||None or earthworm||Chicken, turkey, guinea fowl, partridge, pheasant, quail, duck|
|C. obsignata||Small intestine||None||Chicken, turkey, guinea fowl, quail, pigeon, goose|
|Albendazole (Valbazen)||Albendazole is a benzimidazole anthelmintic which is used off-label in poultry. The drug is given to each bird orally. Measure out ¼ mL (per bantam) or ½ mL (per regular-sized breed). Repeat in 2 weeks.||G Damerow|
|Safeguard 10% Liquid Dewormer for Goats||Fenbendazole is used off-label in poultry. Add to the flock's drinking water source at a rate of 3 mL per gallon of water.||G Damerow|
|Panacur or Safeguard Equine Dewormer 25 g Paste 10%||Fenbendazole is used off-label in poultry. Given individually to each chicken orally, squeezed out in a pea-size portion and placed inside their mouth. Repeat in 10 days.||G Damerow|
|(1% Ivermectin) Injectable for Cattle and Swine||Ivermectin is used off-label in poultry. The drug is given to each chicken orally or added to the flock’s water source.|
If given by mouth - 0.25 mL per large size, 0.1 mL per bantam size.
If added to flock water source- 4 mL per gallon of water. Made fresh daily for 2 consecutive days.
|Pour-on for Cattle and Swine (5 mg/mL Ivermectin)||Ivermectin is used off-label in poultry. Should not be given internally to the bird. Should be used only externally. |
Apply to each chicken topically - Use an eye dropper to apply to the skin at the back of the bird’s neck. Bantam size birds should get 3 drops, normal-sized 4-5 drops, and large breeds 6 drops. Repeat in 2 weeks.
|Levamisole Soluble Drench Powder (46.8g)||Levamisole is used off label in poultry. It's added to the flock’s water source. |
Note- Chickens who are severely debilitated should not receive this medication, because it will impact their ability to fight infections.
Add to the flock’s drinking water source - at a rate of 10 mL per gallon of water for only 1 day.
|Diatomaceous earth||Added as 2% of overall diet||D Bennett; R Isabirye et al., 2019|
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