16 1/2 year old gander sick.

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  1. LadyHayleyHalo1

    LadyHayleyHalo1 Out Of The Brooder

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    On October 27th I took my boy to the vet, he had an eye infection. My vet put him on Cipro eye drops 3x daily for 14 days. The whole eye was totally grey. Two days later he started to have a congestion sound in his throat. At this point the eye infection started to clear up. She checked his lungs and heart everything sounded clear and healthy. She put him on Baytril injections 1x daily for 14 days. He still has the congestion sound in his throat. The greyness in his eye is not as grey as it was, but he has no vision in that eye. He is alert, eating, drinking, but lays around in his pen he goes out to the pool then back to his pen. Could he have some type of worm. I gave him a dose of Ivermection this a.m. just in case there's gape worm there. I have had dealings with that in the past. I can't find the article I found yesterday about crop worms. It mentioned eye infections, and throat congestion. But it didn't say what med to use. We have a Board certified avain vet 2 hrs away, she's gone for two weeks. I can't wait that long. I keep him in his pen when I'm not outside, I don't want him getting hurt. Is there anybody that has any knowledge or idea what could be going on. Someone please help us. Thank you.
     
  2. Lacrystol

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    Have you looked in his throat to see if you can see any gape worms?
     
  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    What about his stool??
     
  4. LadyHayleyHalo1

    LadyHayleyHalo1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have checked all stools that I see, nothing there. I only know what gape worm looks like in the stool as that's the only worm I have had dealings with. I have also tried to check his throat, it's hard to do with no one here to help me. He was playing in his water bucket while I was putting fresh and deep bedding down for them. Dropping into the 30's tonight. The congestion sound is not as heavy as it has been. Will turn on the heat lamp tonight. He also did groom after playing in his bucket, hasn't done that in a while. I'm still concerned about him, he's not totally himself. I thank you for your reply. I'll continue to pray for my boy and search for answers as I have been. Thank you.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @LadyHayleyHalo1 I don't think you'll see gape worms in his stool since they live in the throat and actually most worms aren't going to show up unless he has a heavy load and round worms would be the ones you'd see the most. Geese can also get gizzard worms so you might want to look that up. But listen Ivermectin will not kill gape worms I thought it would and lost my bantam roo last year when I used it to treat him. Valbazen or safe guard liquid are the best.

    We really need @casportpony to speak on wormers and worming.

    In the mean time put some Apple Cider Vinegar in the drinking bucket. 1-2 Tab to 1 gal of water. It will help with his eye and also is good for drinking .
     
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  6. casportpony

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    Gapeworms live in the trachea and cannot be seen, but capillary worms live in the esophagus, crop and intestines. Other worms can live in the gizzard and proventriculas. Anyway, the treatment I use for capillary worms and gapeworms is Safeguard at 0.23ml per pound orally for five consecutive days.

    Would be best to consult with a vet.

    -Kathy
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Valbazen could also be used to treat gapeworms, but I'm not sure what the dose would be... probably something like 0.08ml per pound for 3-5 days.

    -Kathy
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Thank you K for giving dosage .

    @LadyHayleyHalo1
     
  9. casportpony

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    You're welcome!

    -Kathy
     
  10. Lacrystol

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    Yes they can be seen, I've seen them myself.. If you take a qtip you can actually scoop them onto the qtip but opening there mouths you can look down and see them.
     

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