How to treat gapeworm in a chicken? -
THIS IS TREATED WITH
Flubendazole in feed, (levamisole. I think this medication is off the market in some areas
but Flubendazole is gotten at the vets
also read this carefully as if they have gapewroms you can see them in the throat
they are red and both the male and female make up the worm
they are shaped like a Y and stick in the chickens throat area
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Syngamus trachea, a nematode worm parasite of chickens, turkeys, pheasants, and other game and ornamental birds occurring worldwide. Infection is by the oral route with earthworms, slugs and snails acting as transfer hosts but the life cycle may also be direct, by ingestion of embryonated egg or L3. There is an 18-20 day prepatent period. The condition is seen more commonly in poultry on free range where ground may be contaminated by wild birds e.g. from rookeries.
Loss of appetite and condition.
Presence of worms, paired parasites up to 2 cm long.
Signs and lesions, confirmation of presence of the parasite.
Flubendazole in feed, levamisole.
this site explains the gape worm
Poultry culture sanitation and hygiene - Google Books Result by Benjamin Franklyn Kaupp - 1920 - Poultry - 573 pages
GAPE-WORM This is a worm which, when it gains a foothold, may prove a scourge to the chick industry. This worm is commonly known as the gape-worm, ...
So most definitely DO NOT FEED CHICKENS SLUGS, OR EARTH WPRMS
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Gapeworms in the trachea of a Ringnecked Pheasant
A gapeworm (Syngamus trachea) is a parasitic nematode worm infecting the tracheas of certain birds. The resulting disease, known as gape or the gapes, occurs when the worms clog and obstruct the airway. The worms are also known as red worms or forked worms due to their red color and the permanent procreative conjunction of males and females. Gapeworm is common in young, domesticated chickens and turkeys.
When the female gapeworm lays her eggs in the trachea of an infected bird, the eggs are coughed up, swallowed, then defecated. When birds consume the eggs found in the feces or an intermediate host such as earthworms, snails (Planorbarius corneus, Bithynia tentaculata, ), or slugs, they become infected with the parasite.
Ivermectin is a drug often used to control gapeworm infection in birds.
Worm parasites in poultry (Queensland Primary Industries and ... Dec 3, 2008 ... Worm parasites may be found in the chicken's digestive system. ... Birds or flocks infected with gapeworm should be destroyed or isolated ...
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Treatment Medicines for ridding fowls of hairworms, tapeworms, roundworms and caecal worms can be bought from veterinarians or other suppliers. Carefully follow the maker's directions.
There are no effective treatments for gizzard worms or gapeworms.
Treatment for eyeworm can only be done by a veterinarian as the worm is removed under local anaesthetic.
Control You can protect your flock from serious worm infestation by:
feeding a well-balanced diet
preventing feed and water fouling
keeping your birds off fouled or damp ground or litter (worm eggs survive for long periods in damp, shaded areas)
cleaning and disinfecting your poultry house regularly and thoroughly (particularly before you bring in a new batch of chickens)
keeping chickens and adult birds separate
raising chickens on wire mesh to reduce contact with worm eggs in droppings and with insects or other animals carrying parasites.
Carriers of worm parasites include:
earthworms - hairworm carriers
grasshoppers, weevils and beetles - gizzard worm carriers
slugs, snails, flies, ants and beetles - tapeworm carriers
cockroaches - eyeworm carriers.
Control these pests when necessary but be careful to only use pesticides registered for the purpose; read and follow the label instructions including withholding periods.
Regular treatment may be required for birds housed in heavily contaminated environments.
Birds or flocks infected with gapeworm should be destroyed or isolated from other birds to prevent contaminating the poultry house.
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