BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › MY Ducks have Gape worm! HELP!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

MY Ducks have Gape worm! HELP! - Page 7

post #61 of 69

Uhg.

 

Might this thread help?

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/280971/is-wazine-17-safe-for-ducks-ivermectin

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

Reply

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

Reply
post #62 of 69

I checked it out.  It said that they would give drops, but no one ever said for how long.  I'll keep looking. I'm sure there has to be an answer somewhere!  Thanks!

post #63 of 69
Thread Starter 

I usually give mine a drop once every 6 months as a preventive.  Ducks and chickens get worms from eating earth worms, ect...

 

The Ivermectin will kill the worms, mites, or any biting critters:)

MiMis_Place Swap Page  

 

Home to Runner Ducks,  Chocolate Orphington bantams, Chocolate bantam cochins, diff. breed big chickens running together for eating eggs:), 1 boxer, 1 schnauzer, 7 cats, and most importantly   ONE WONDERFUL HUSBAND    and  2 WONDERFUL GRANDCHILDREN 

Reply

MiMis_Place Swap Page  

 

Home to Runner Ducks,  Chocolate Orphington bantams, Chocolate bantam cochins, diff. breed big chickens running together for eating eggs:), 1 boxer, 1 schnauzer, 7 cats, and most importantly   ONE WONDERFUL HUSBAND    and  2 WONDERFUL GRANDCHILDREN 

Reply
post #64 of 69

Hello, thank you for this awesome thread.

 

I'm pretty sure one of my runner drakes has gapeworm. I first noticed him going hoarse when trying to talk about two months ago. Happens about once a day since. He's always able to get his voice back and has had absolutely no other symptoms. I've been observing him since, and within the last couple of days, I've noticed he looks like he's trying to choke something back with his bill open... kind of like gagging something back... even when he hasn't eaten in a while. You know, it looks similar to when they get water in their ears, but he has a lot more throat/chest action and it lasts longer.

 

So, I was wondering two things:

 

1. About the q-tip test... has anyone tried it and been successful? Any tips?

2. Can I worm just him? No one else is showing any symptoms at all... although some of the girls cough a little when eating sometimes.

 

Well three I guess; does this sound like gapeworm to you?

 

Thank you for any help!

post #65 of 69

I think it is a possibility, certainly, that it's gapeworm.  I have not done the q-tip test myself.  Seems to me that you can worm just him, perhaps separating him and putting the worming material in his water.  We have not needed to worm any of the ducks.  Once we needed to give everyone Tylan for a week.

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

Reply

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

Reply
post #66 of 69

There are 2 members i would PM about worming one is casportpony and the other is Michael Apple both know alot about worming, I'm thinking if you PM them they will take you through the worming what to use to since not every wormer will kill gape worms. I know because my lil roo had it and even though I wormed him 2X with Epernix pour on he died.

I trust both these members to give you good info. i didn't do the q Tip test I went by symptoms.


Edited by Miss Lydia - 10/30/14 at 4:28pm

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

Reply

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

Reply
post #67 of 69
Thread Starter 

My answers to your questions are all here in my thread.  1% Ivermectin oral from the DRUG store where you buy your medicine.  One small drop on tip of bill or into the bill will kill gape and most other worms.  Not to worry about overdosing. 

 

If you read from page one you will find all kinds of tips and ways to save money with birds, dogs, cats, and people!

MiMis_Place Swap Page  

 

Home to Runner Ducks,  Chocolate Orphington bantams, Chocolate bantam cochins, diff. breed big chickens running together for eating eggs:), 1 boxer, 1 schnauzer, 7 cats, and most importantly   ONE WONDERFUL HUSBAND    and  2 WONDERFUL GRANDCHILDREN 

Reply

MiMis_Place Swap Page  

 

Home to Runner Ducks,  Chocolate Orphington bantams, Chocolate bantam cochins, diff. breed big chickens running together for eating eggs:), 1 boxer, 1 schnauzer, 7 cats, and most importantly   ONE WONDERFUL HUSBAND    and  2 WONDERFUL GRANDCHILDREN 

Reply
post #68 of 69

I agree with the ivermection, i actually used some from my horses lol but it works!

~ Firefly Farms home to

Ducks, Chickens, Miniature horses, Sheep & rabbits, Plus fish, dogs, cats & parrots.

 

"A few hard Truths, One: There are only 24hrs in a day. Two: Scientists still haven't perfected a way to clone yourself. Three: Your list of chores stretches halfway to the back field"

Reply

~ Firefly Farms home to

Ducks, Chickens, Miniature horses, Sheep & rabbits, Plus fish, dogs, cats & parrots.

 

"A few hard Truths, One: There are only 24hrs in a day. Two: Scientists still haven't perfected a way to clone yourself. Three: Your list of chores stretches halfway to the back field"

Reply
post #69 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiMis_Place View Post

Hi Everyone,


Does anyone out there know what to give ducks that will kill gape worms and all the other worms they get too?  Also where can I get the medicine...?  How much to use?  What about my babies?  Also can this wormer be given to chickens?  All of my critters get to free roam during the day.  So I figure everyone is infected and if they aren't I still want to treat them all!


Thanks for all the help I'm hoping to get.  Because I haven't had any real luck on my own trying to find something!  sad.png

I know this thread is old, but the subject came up last week and this thread was mentioned, so I thought I should share what I know and how I have treated gapes.

Wormers like Safeguard and Valbazen can be usd to treat gapes, but they must be given no less than three days in a row.

The Safeguard liquid and paste dose I use is 0.23ml per pound for three days and I usually treat for five days to get capillary worms.

There is a study that shows ivermectin is *not* an effective treatment for gapes unless given as a high dose, so I sure would not try invermectin alone.

-Kathy
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ducks
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › MY Ducks have Gape worm! HELP!