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Bright Red Worms in Poo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by polloprincess2, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. polloprincess2

    polloprincess2 In the Brooder

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    A pullet that I recently acquired has bright red worms in it's droppings. Is this Gapeworm? Should I return the bird or worm with Safe Guard? I think the pullet is about 10-12wks.
     

  2. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Songster

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    I think i read that if a worm is red and "y" shaped, then it is gapeworm.
    Though its often found down the throat of the bird, they can also expel it in their feces.
    Whatever kind of worm it is, you can worm it with valbazen, which kills all kinds of worms.
    Other wormers don't kill "all" kinds of worms.
     
  3. GoChick

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    Are you sure it is worms? once in a while, the poo with have some stomach lining, which is bright red and totally normal. I'll try to find a picture to post.
     
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    foxypoproxy Songster

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    GoChick is correct.
    Make sure it is worms, are they moving at all?
    Sometimes the red intestinal lining can be mistaken for worms.
     
  6. polloprincess2

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    Thank you so much GoChick!!!! Yes, they do look one of those pics of normal poop. :) Great page! I am bookmarking it!

     

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