For years I've been using Flubenvet (2.5%) for worming Chickens and Ducks. However this now needs a prescription from a vet which increases the costs out of all proportion. There is a reduced concentration at 1% at a higher price than the original, but this makes it very expensive if you have quite a few birds. Our local suppliers can no longer stock it!
There are still a number of sites on the web that will sell the original without a prescription, but these are rapidly changing. I suggest that if anyone needs this medication for their birds, then they should get it as soon as possible. Does anyone know of any effective alternative?
you can certainly use panacur 2.5% orally which is normally used for sheep but isok for all birds and small mammals. it does come in quite a big container so youwill need to get it dispensed from your vet unless you know a friendly farmer who could let you have some. the dose is one ml per 5kg body weight so you don't need very much but you do need to individually dose each bird so may not be practical for very large flocks. think from memory that it doesn' t have an egg withdrawal periodeither but you would need to check . if you need to get a prescription you only need one for every 6 months of medication and your vet would only need to see one of your birds to legally comply. why don't you get to gether with other keepers in your area and split the cost of the prescription, order enough for all your needs and then they will only get one prescription charge . I am a vet by trade so know that this is possible.
not sure about the cider vinegar, might act as a preventative or general conditioning agent and therefore the birds look better and convert food better inspite of having a low grade worm burden. have just seen and advert for Flubenvet in my vet paper and its now available in 60g pack especially for domestic poultry keepers rather than commercial ones