Aviverm for Gapeworm?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pestenz, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. pestenz

    pestenz In the Brooder

    Nov 25, 2014
    I have a 9 month old black araucana who has been gaping for a few weeks.
    She is not wheezing or coughing but definitely gaping. She seems to be in good health, eating and drinking and laying lots of eggs.

    I have given the whole flock Aviverm (Levamisole Hydrochloride 24% w/v as an aqueous solution) a week ago, would that be sufficient to treat Gapeworm or should i be giving her something else?? She was still gaping today.

    Or could it be something else??

    Any advice very welcome, I really don't want to lose my blue egg layer!
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    If she had gapeworm, she would be dead by now. Birds with gapeworm dont eat nor drink. She may have something stuck in her crop or gizzard causing her to gape if there's no symptoms of respiratory disease. Birds also gape to adjust their crop/gizzard. Give her tomato juice, perhaps that'll clear any blockages in the crop or gizzard.

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