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Marriages with Flubenvet question

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Farm and Pet Place didn't have my usual 5kg bag of Marriages with Flubenvet, so as it was only a couple of pounds dearer and I really needed to worm them, I got them a 10kg bag instead.

Can I use it again in 3 months time or will the Flubenvet be of no use ?

Usually I throw away what is left, as I thought I'd read that you can't re-use it once opened, but this time there is an awful lot more to waste.

Or maybe someone nearby would like to share it if I can't re-use it ?

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As long as it is stored correctly and kept dry I don't see why it can't be re-used, the expiry date will be on the bag.

We used to say worm quarterly with Flubenvet but it's better to get a Fecal Worm Egg Count done rather as they often don't need it and you'll get resistance to the wormer. I now use Ivermectin 1% to treat internal and external parasites at the same time :) 

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When I get Marriages with Flubenvet I just keep going until bag is empty,usually a few days over. 😟 Perhaps I shouldn’t be doing that.

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Mine were done just before I got them in January or I would go halves with you.  Maybe next time we can split a bag

 

Can you store it in an airtight container?  It must have a reasonable shelf life 

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If it's literally a couple days I wouldn't worry but often they don't need doing anyway, I would move away from worming every three months and just get them done when the worm egg count justifies it - or use Ivermectin annually (I would usually do mine late summer as it does Red Mite too).

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I think Flytes of Fancy sell the test kits 

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Lewis, do I ask my vet for Invermectin?  What dose? 

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No you don't need a prescription, it's widely available in pet shops and online.

I use 1% at 1 drop per 500g bodyweight, obviously other concentrations will have different dosing.

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On 1/26/2019 at 3:37 PM, Grandmashazzie said:

When I get Marriages with Flubenvet I just keep going until bag is empty,usually a few days over.

I only have little Pekins so they don't eat much of the 5kg bag I usually get, as I said I had to get the 10kg this time.

I think I'll tape it up and save it for next time.

To be honest, I hadn't wormed them for a while anyway - which I had felt guilty about but maybe now I don't need to feel that way.

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1 hour ago, Luvachicken said:

 

I only have little Pekins so they don't eat much of the 5kg bag I usually get, as I said I had to get the 10kg this time.

I think I'll tape it up and save it for next time.

To be honest, I hadn't wormed them for a while anyway - which I had felt guilty about but maybe now I don't need to feel that way.

Would the spot-on work out cheaper?

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15 hours ago, Luvachicken said:

 

I only have little Pekins so they don't eat much of the 5kg bag I usually get, as I said I had to get the 10kg this time.

I think I'll tape it up and save it for next time.

To be honest, I hadn't wormed them for a while anyway - which I had felt guilty about but maybe now I don't need to feel that way.

Just be aware that the drug element of the feed has a short shelf life

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Sorry my bad, best to use it up!
I've just read the licence, a tub of Flubenvet has a shelf life of 5 years but once incorporated into feed it will remain stable for 8 weeks and then as the food starts to degrade etc there's no guarantee it will work after that...

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There's usually a very clear label on the medicated feed, which gives the use by date. You could probably go over that by a couple of weeks, but no more.

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On 1/29/2019 at 10:17 PM, ajm200 said:

Would the spot-on work out cheaper?

I do usually get the 5kg bag but they didn't have any in stock this time.

On 1/30/2019 at 12:57 PM, The Dogmother said:

Just be aware that the drug element of the feed has a short shelf life

Thank you, I thought that was the case.

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Yes.  Have a search for ivermectin.  I’ve seen the answer on here somewhere.   Bathing kids so can’t scan posts atm but sure you’ll find it 

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1 hour ago, Chickabee said:

Isn’t there an egg withdrawal period with ivermectin?

As always, speak to your vet but I use a one week egg withdrawal as per the Chicken Vet website.

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On 1/26/2019 at 4:44 PM, Lewis said:

If it's literally a couple days I wouldn't worry but often they don't need doing anyway, I would move away from worming every three months and just get them done when the worm egg count justifies it - or use Ivermectin annually (I would usually do mine late summer as it does Red Mite too).

So they only need to be treated once a year with Invermectin Lewis and that worms them and protects them from all crawlies?  You say you use one drop (1%) per 500 grams body weight - some of my seramas only weigh about 450 grams so would that be an overdose for them?

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I use an annual treatment unless I see signs that they need doing again like Red Mite in the housing etc, try and be as precise as you can :lol: 

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