Home made Wormer?

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Home made Wormer?

Post: # 238769Post Mrs H »

Hi guys, I was just wondering if anyone has any recipes for worming chooks, geese, cats and dogs?
I found a recipe online yrs ago for homemade flea treatment for the furries and it works a treat and costs hardly anything. Even if we had the money I wouldn't use anything else now as it is so effective.
Everybody could do with being wormed at the minute and I was just wondering if any recipes exist for this. Thanks. Xxx

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Post: # 238794Post Green Aura »

I don't know about homemade remedies but diatomaceous earth works well.

But I'd be grateful for your flea remedy - I hate having to use Frontline but it seems to be the only thing that works really well and we've currently got 5 cats!
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Green Aura wrote:I don't know about homemade remedies but diatomaceous earth works well.
Be VERY careful with this!
1. check it is food grade
2. read up about safe application
3. Dont EVER consume dry - inhaling the particulates will cut your lungs avioli to shreds.

wont kill you (unless inhaled often) but definitely not good to get in you lungs
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Post: # 238802Post JulieSherris »

For Diatom, I use www.diatomx.co.uk.
I got a huge bucket full last year & even with all my lot, I've only used less than half - this is used for worming the birds/dogs/cat/sheep, dusting the houses for mites, dusting the chooks themselves, sprinkled around to get rid of ants/earwigs/woodlice....

On the Diatom website, it gives you all the ins & outs of what it is, how to use it, and so on....

Anyway, if you want to try a home-made wormer, for the chooks you can try finely chopped garlic & apple cider vinegar in their water, although if you suspect gapeworm, that won't be tough enough for the job :?
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Post: # 238864Post Ellendra »

Fresh tobacco leaves work as a wormer. For a cow, 2 leaves once a month as a preventative. Scale it down for smaller animals. To get rid of an acute infestation, give that same dose every 3 days until it clears up.

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Post: # 239116Post Chaldeonmenthe »

I would also really like that flea recipe, Mrs H, if you are willing to share.
I also use chopped garlic and apple cider vinegar in the chooks water, and it seems to be a great preventative.

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Ellendra wrote:Fresh tobacco leaves work as a wormer. For a cow, 2 leaves once a month as a preventative. Scale it down for smaller animals. To get rid of an acute infestation, give that same dose every 3 days until it clears up.
Would that be ok for ponies? oh and where can I buy fresh tobacco? thanks
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Re: Home made Wormer/Tick treatment?

Post: # 253122Post Oilystairs »

Hi Everyone, this exchange interested me so i searched for a homemade tick and flea treatment and found this link. I just received some Rose Geranium and Peppermint essential oils from an online retailer in the UK and we will give it a go this summer. If it works it will cost almost nothing compared to Frontline and Scalibor

http://www.allpestco.com/2009/11/homema ... repellent/

Best of luck

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