Panacur – Used For Worming

Panacur is not licensed for use in Poultry in the UK. It is a wormer that is commonly used for cats and dogs as well as cattle.

PanacurIf you take your chickens to the vets for worming they may be given Panacur. It is a broad spectrum wormer that many vets will prescribe for poultry, often because they don’t stock Flubenvet but have Panacur on the shelf.

A prescription is required for Panacur, so it is only a Veterinary Surgeon who can prescribe the use of Panacur.

Since it is being used ‘off label’ (it is not licensed for use on poultry) a vet will also advise you of a safe egg withdrawal period.

Used to treat: Large roundworm, caecal worm, gapeworm, hairworm and gizzard worm in poultry and the Taenia species of tapeworm.
Dosage: Varies according to the vet’s advice. Usually between 10mg and 50mg per Kg of weight. Repeated 7 to 10 days later.
Active ingredient: Fenbendazole.
Egg withdrawal for chickens: Intervet (who make Panacur) advised 7 days following the last day of treatment.
Slaughtering for meat for human consumption: 7 days after the last treatment
Length of treatment: 7 to 10 days (dosage is repeated after 7 to 10 days).
Category: POM-VPS
Storage: In tightly closed original container below 25ºC and out of reach of children.

Further information can be found on NOAH Compendium of Animal Medicines

The advice given here is that of the authors and should not be considered as professional advice. Where there is conflicting information, you should always follow the advice of your vet.

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Tim Daniels

Tim is the founder of the poultrykeeper website and lives in Bedfordshire, UK. He keeps Light Sussex large fowl, Silkie bantams and hybrid layers for eggs, Abacot Ranger ducks, Brecon Buff geese and some quail.

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