- Dec 26, 2018
She is really gasping and struggling to breathe, poor thing. I agree with checking her airway with a torch (flashlight) and look for any mucus or yellowish spots or patches. Have you had any older birds with a respiratory infection in the past? Has there been any mold or dust in her environment?
She might benefit from an antibiotic from a vet if possible. If there is dust or mold or a wet brooder, remove her from that and get her into a clean dry area.
Gapeworm is a rarer worm. The vet should be able to identify gapeworm larvae in the droppings. In the US fenbendazole is used to treat gapeworm. Flubendazole, albendazole, and levamisole are some of the drugs used around the world to treat it.
Respiratory diseases are more common that gapeworms, so it is hard sometimes to tell the difference. If you see drainage or bubbles in an eye, nasal drainage, or sneezing, those are signs of respiratory infections.