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Deworming
Posted: 05/05/2011 by nellyana

Hello
I live somewhere were there is no reptile vet anywhere and my two Ibera's need to be dewormed, so I sadly don't have any other choice than to do it myself. I been told that Panacur is good and I bought the 2.5% bottle. Now my question is how much do I need to give them, as the leaflet says 1 ml/kg, but I've read that tortoises should be given a different dosage. How much do I need to give them and for how long, they are between 135 and 140 grams?
Thanks very much

Re: Deworming
Posted: 06/05/2011 by VivTPG

Hi, you dont need to take the tort to a tortoise specialist for worming, any vet can test and provide worming products.  It isnt expensive either!

Let us know how you get on, regards VivienneClick and drag me down to the editor

Re: Deworming
Posted: 08/05/2011 by nellyana

I know they have worms and I have the worming product. But I don't know how much to give them, that is the problem. I don't want to give them to much or to little so that they won't get rid of them.

Re: Deworming
Posted: 09/05/2011 by VivTPG

Hi, I am not qualified to advise how much Panacur wormer they should be given, as I dont think the product is designed for tortoises.  Probably best to phone a vet practice up telling them their weights and what quantities they suggest should be given, and if the particular product you have bought is suitable.Click and drag me down to the editor

Regards VivienneClick and drag me down to the editor

Re: Deworming
Posted: 10/05/2011 by nellyana

Ok, thanks very much for that advice!! Will contact a vet then to be absolutely sure. :)

 

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