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dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 08 10:10 pm    Post subject: parasites  Reply with quote    

fascinating but nasty
how do you manage yours ?

otatop



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 08 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Are we talking irritating clingy "friends" or dog fleas?

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 08 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

any parasites but helminths in particular in any species
what works for you ?

Sarah D



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Raw carrot is supposed to kill, but I've never had occasion to test this out. Garlic, lots of it?

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ahh - so that is what a helmith is - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i am learning about such things and any wise advice is welcome ,a wormy skillshare on line could be good
i came across a reference to garlic in trusted lit
and pumpkin with the seeds

Woodburner



Joined: 28 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As proprietry wormers are so expensive, and I only have a few birds, I try everything natural. No idea if any of it really works though! It could be they've never had worms anyway. How can you tell a parasite afflicted one from a poor doer?

Garlic, pumpkin seeds, didn't know about raw carrot before, but they've had some of that too, also going to try rhubarb leaves when my plant recovers form scorching (I hope that is all it was, it seems to be recovering.)

Edit: Ahh errm you did mean the chooks parasites didn't you ? Not human ones?

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If parasites were half as nice as the heaven that you take me too, who needs parasites, I'd rather have you.

(Sorry)

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Woodburner wrote:
As proprietry wormers are so expensive, and I only have a few birds, I try everything natural. No idea if any of it really works though! It could be they've never had worms anyway. How can you tell a parasite afflicted one from a poor doer?


You test using a method known as a Feacal Egg Count. Many vets offer the service but single tests are not really much use as you need to know what it is 'normal' for your own animals, as not all herds/flocks have the same thresholds for a 'healthy' parasite population. Therefore it tends to be less economical for small/hobby scales of livestock & better (financially) to just use an anthelmintic treatment regardless. dpack & I are hoping to assess some of the 'natural' treatments.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 08 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the microscope is still ours so far
im a beginner with worms

management is possible i hope and any advice or sharing experience will be gratefully recieved

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