The active ingredient in the Inca Piperazine and Wazine 17 wormer is Piperazine Anhyrdous.
For broad spectrum worming, the main active ingredient must be LEVAMISOLE.
So Piperazine is not broad spectrum, but it will be effective in worming poultry for Round Worm. Not for any other worm.
This is an excellent product if your poultry regularly have a a severe outbreak of Round Worm, especially if the other products have just not done enough to help clear up the problem. The Piperazine is 172.5 g/L.
Suitable for Poultry, Pigeons and Pigs.
I always say that there is NO EGG WITHHOLD on any worming product, but Piperazine DOES have a warning on their label to egg withhold. So why does it recommend to do this?
The Chicken Whisperer has a very good explanation. (Find the article here)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Truth About the Withdrawal Period for Wazine
"The egg withdrawal period for Wazine is two weeks." - Statement found on a Facebook chicken group posted on May 5, 2015.
The two-week Food and Drug Administration approved label withdrawal time for Wazine® is specifically for meat, not eggs, and only for chickens (and turkeys) to which the drug is administered according to label instructions. There are two main reasons why this withdrawal time cannot be directly extrapolated to eggs from backyard chickens.
1. The disposition of the active ingredients, i.e. the rate at which they distribute to and deplete from meat and eggs, may differ. This can result in higher drug concentrations in eggs, requiring a longer withdrawal time.
2. The length of a withdrawal time is proportional to the dose administered to the chicken (the higher the dose, the longer the withdrawal time needed). The actual dose of Wazine® that a backyard chicken receives may be higher or lower than the dose on which the label withdrawal time is based. This is because the product is administered through the chicken’s water or food. When determining the label withdrawal time, the source and amount of water and food can be tightly controlled to ensure a specific dose. But backyard chickens can obtain food and water from different sources, and their intake varies depending on several physiological, environmental and behavioral factors.
The use of a product like Wazine® in backyard egg producing chickens constitutes extra label use, and should therefore occur under the guidance of a veterinarian, who is responsible for ensuring that the withdrawal time is adequately extended to account for differences in drug dose and disposition.
DOSAGE FOR POULTRY
Dosage per 100 Birds:
Under 7 weeks of age: 40mL Piperazine in 2L water
7 - 8 weeks of age: 50mL Piperazine in 2L water
9 - 12 weeks of age: 60mL Piperazine in 5L water
13 - 16 weeks of age: 60mL Piperazine in 7L water
17 - 20 weeks of age: 70mL Piperazine in 9L water
Over 20 weeks of age: 90mL Piperazine in 11L water.
Provide according to number of birds in pen. When medicated water is consumed provide water for remainder of day. Do not provide plain water until medicated water is consumed. For use in wet mash: Mix according to dose rate table with sufficient water to prepare mash. Repeat after 6 weeks.
Special Note on Natural Worming
Natural worming does not work. There is nothing in garlic, pumpkin seeds or Diatomaceous Earth that will ever wipe out worms effectively in the gut of poultry. Worming them correctly will not only make your birds happier and healthier for longer but will give you consistent laying.
These alternatives still have their place, but only acting as a way of helping to REDUCE worming levels, never to kill off sufficiently.
Which Poultry Wormers are Broad Spectrum?
- Big L