de-worming question

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by superduperchickenman, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. superduperchickenman

    superduperchickenman Well-Known Member

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    best way to de-worm? regular piperzine or something else? I have no clue.
     
  2. inc

    inc Well-Known Member

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    super(duper) question!

    supposedly animals raised on wire dont need worming- but what abot a rabbit on ground?
     

  3. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm assuming that you are referring to the more common pin worms? Rabbits are susceptible to other types of worms, too. The drug of choice for pin worms would be Piperazine.

    True, rabbits kept in cages generally do not need to be wormed. HOWEVER.... they can still pick up pin worms from hay, straw and grass which has been soiled by cats and/or dogs. Show rabbits can also pick up worms from show tables contaminated by a rabbit with pin worms. And, of course, the same applies to rabbits "on the ground" if they have access to anything soiled by cats and dogs.

    Pat Lamar
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  4. superduperchickenman

    superduperchickenman Well-Known Member

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    could you recomend a dosage, say I'm useing Wazine or Piperzine 17?

    Thanks.
     
  5. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Try this link for a drug dosage calculator for rabbits:

    http://www.morfz.com/rx/drugcalc.html


    Pat Lamar
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    Professional Rabbit Meat Association
    http://www.prma.org/
    Chairperson, 2005 ARBA Commercial Department Committee