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Duck gasping for air!!! UPDATE!!!

post #1 of 13
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I noticed today that one of my Mandarin duck hens was gasping for air. Her crop is empty.

Could this be gapeworm? I have her seperated now. How is gapeworm treated?


Edited by SundownWaterfowl - 9/8/08 at 5:32am

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post #2 of 13

Gapeworm is treated with ivermectin.  Best wishes to you.

post #3 of 13
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I got some ivermectin, the oral kind, and gave her a tiny dose. I hope she is okay.

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post #4 of 13

I hope so too.  I believe you should retreat in 10 days.

post #5 of 13

I hope she'll be alright fl
JJ

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post #6 of 13
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Thank you.   I will retreat in 10 days.

I really hope that she lives. She was fine yesterday, then this morning shes gasping for air, coughing, and has all the symptoms of gapeworms.

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post #7 of 13

How is she now? Can it be respitory?...Gloria

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post #8 of 13
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Gloria,


SHE IS GREAT! Like a whole new duck. Not gasping or shaking her head or sneezing. She is perfect.

The ivermectin must have worked. She was even making the mandarin duck noises (like a cooing).

Im so glad she is okay. I will still keep her seperated from the others for a couple more days to make sure shes fine.

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post #9 of 13

Glad to hear she is better.  Ivermectin works very quickly.  Good diagnoses and good job treating!!

post #10 of 13

So happy to hear this!!!! smilesmilesmile
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