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Other Names: Ascaridiosis, Ascarid Infection
|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|
|Safe-guard AquaSol for Chickens||Added to the drinking water at a daily dose of 1 mg/kg BW (0.454 mg/lb) for 5 consecutive days. Each mL of Safe-Guard AquaSol contains 200 mg of fenbendazole.||Per Manufacturer instructions.|
|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 for 3 days. Repeat in 10 days.||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 two 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.
|Piperazine (Wazine)||Piperazine is the only FDA approved dewormer for use in laying hens in the United States. It is only effective against the adult large roundworm, not the eggs. It can be given orally by mouth in each bird, or added to the flock’s water source. |
If given by mouth - 50 mg/bird (if younger than 6 weeks of age), otherwise 100 mg/bird (if older than 6 weeks of age), or according to the manufacturer label. Repeat in 7-10 days.
If added to flock water source - 3 mL per gallon of water, or in accordance with the manufacturer’s label. Repeat in 7-10 days.
|Citrus peel ethanolic extract||Given as a feed additive at a rate of 600-1200 mg/kg for 14 days||A Abdelqader et al., 2012|
|Garlic (Allicin)||2.5 mg/bird |
Drinking water - 1.5 mg/L of water daily for 5 days
|F Velkers et al., 2011|
|Turmeric (Curcuma longa)||200-600 mg/kg||Alrubaie Al, 2015|
|Papaya (Carica papaya) seed extract||20 ml/kg feed; 1 mg per chicken for 5 days||Feroza et al., 2017; Dakpogan et al., 2017|
|Papaya (Carica papaya) seed powder||6 g/kg body weight; 300 mg/day per bird||Ozaraga et al., 2017; Ameen et al., 2012|
|Diatomaceous earth||Added as 2% of overall diet||D Bennett; R Isabirye et al., 2019|
|Pumpkin seeds||1 g/kg BW||T Feitosa et al., 2013|
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