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Worming Guinea Pigs

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[color]Has anyboy ha thir guina pig worm?
 
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Never use to but my 2 girls were wormed before i took them on so have kept it up - about every 3 months with panacur
 

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[color]Yah my mum ask m to ask th qustion if othrs hav ha it on bcaus sh VES Ptr Gurny an ras all his books an in on of his books it says h gts it on an it shoul gt on vry 3 months but w hav nvr ha it on!
 
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In all the years I've had piggies, I have never had them wormed

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me neither I did order some natural wormer for pigs from America, a white powder because I thought maybe i should do,
after getting lynched on another piggy forum by admitting i did'nt and I did'nt feel I wanted to use panacur especially on some of my eldely and young piggys, I asked my vets advice and other vets as well and all said no need, so its a case of do what you feel is right, mine are all fine ( incidently i never used the powder)
 

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I worm my piggys using Panacur following dose of ivemec the week before 3 monthly. A lot of vets don't do it or think its necissary. But also a lot of vets know very little about guinea pigs. I believe the worming is done to help with the flora of the gut as well as peventing parasites that might come in on the hay. I do it as a preventative thing and also because like your Mum Ellie I respect people like Peter Gurney. I have only been into piggys a few years so I figure they know best! Its always served me well so far. I have huge chubby healthy boys.
 

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I thought Ivomec did it. Am I wrong? I am very inexperienced still with guineas . . .
 

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Ivomec is for to prevent paracytes. You treat with that, give a week to avoid overloading their systems then you worm the piggy with Panucur or Valbazen. (Sorry I can't spell!) they work in tadum. Ivermc to prevent mites and Panucur for the gut flora. Hope that clears it up for you.
 
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No one that I know worms their pigs ... we just use Ivermectin as needed.
 
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