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Flubenvet dosing information

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I can't find the link to the pdf leaflet, but here's the dosing information...

 

Administering Flubenvet

Flubenvet 60g pack is ideal for those that own a few chickens or geese and is simple to use.

 

The enclosed 6g scoop included is enough to medicate 2kg* of food. This medicated food alone should be fed for 7 consecutive days. If your chickens consume the 2kg before the 7 days has elapsed just make up a 2nd batch or as much as is necessary to complete the course.

 

Each chicken will eat the food it needs for it’s bodyweight so bigger birds will take more medication than smaller birds which ensures each bird gets the correct dose for their size/weight.

 

Mixing evenly is important

1/ Weigh out 2kg of food

2/ Remove a cupful of that food and add to it one level scoop, mix well.

3/ Remove a slightly larger amount of the 2kg and add it to the cupful of medicated food. Mix well

4/ Continue adding food from the 2kg bag to the medicated mix in stages until the whole 2kg is incorporated.

(a small amount of oil can be added to help the medication to adhere if absolutely necessary)

 

Fill the feeders with the food and check them each day to ensure there is still medicated food available. Do not offer any other food or treats during medication. If the 2kg is eaten before 7 days has elapsed, make up another batch of medicated feed.

How often?

Before putting chickens out to pasture

All new birds

Routinely in Spring, Summer and Autumn

More frequently as recommended by a vet or animal health adviser if a problem with worms is suspected.

 

How do they get worms?

Worms can live in the guts and even respiratory airways of chickens and other birds. All produce eggs which the bird excretes in its droppings. The eggs are not immediately infectious—they first have to develop so that a larval immature worm can hatch from the egg when the conditions are right. The egg could be eaten from a bird from the ground, or the egg could hatch and the larval worm be eaten. In some cases other species such as the earthworm or slug will eat the egg and when this is eaten by the bird, the larval parasitic worm will be released into the bird and so the cycle begins again.

Where can worm eggs and larvae be found?

On contaminated soil or bedding material, inside earthworms, insects and wild birds (intermediate hosts), stuck to footwear, equipment and even dogs and cats.

Symptoms of common worms

Worms can affect your chickens and the quality of the eggs that they lay. Chickens with worms can become ill, loose weight, are dull and in poor condition. Some may become anaemic, showing pale wattles and rough feathers. Some birds die. In some cases there will be little to see externally despite a worm infection. Chickens with worms may lay fewer, smaller eggs and show poor shell colour and strength or pale yolk colour. In some cases worms have been found in the egg itself. Worms are not always seen in droppings.

 

 

You can continue to eat the eggs your chickens produce while they are being treated with Flubenvet

 

"There seems to be a lot of confusion about how to administer Flubenvet. It is really quite simple - the instructions below refer to the 1% Flubenvet that comes in a small 60g tub:

 

The 6g scoop included is enough to medicate 2kg of food. This medicated food alone should be fed for 7 consecutive days. If your chickens consume the 2kg before the 7 days has elapsed just make up a 2nd batch or as much as is necessary to complete the course.

 

Each chicken will eat the food it needs for it’s bodyweight so bigger birds will take more medication than smaller birds which ensures each bird gets the correct dose for their size/weight.

 

Mixing evenly is important

1/ Weigh out 2kg of food

2/ Remove a cupful of that food and add to it one level scoop, mix well.

3/ Remove a slightly larger amount of the 2kg and add it to the cupful of medicated food. Mix well

4/ Continue adding food from the 2kg bag to the medicated mix in stages until the whole 2kg is incorporated.

(a small amount of oil can be added to help the medication to adhere if absolutely necessary)

 

Fill the feeders with the food and check them each day to ensure there is still medicated food available. Do not offer any other food or treats during medication. If the 2kg is eaten before 7 days has elapsed, make up another batch of medicated feed.

 

It is best not to use the grape method as Flubenvet is designed to be taken thoughout the day rather than in 1 hit. If you use the grape method or give it in other forms of treats it will not be as effective."

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