Could this be Gapeworm?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dlecolst, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. dlecolst

    dlecolst Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a bird who is making a crow/cough noise along with an occasional sneeze. I was wondering if it could be gapeworm or am I dealing with possible MG/MS. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqabQunz1W8
     
  2. dlecolst

    dlecolst Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry folks, try this:
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:If she's eating and drinking normally, able to swallow, then it's not gapeworm. I watched the video, could it be something environmental? Feed dust for example, or pollen, ammonia fumes from soiled bedding, bug sprays, DE etc....I'm not convinced that it could be a respiratory issue such as MG. She is very excited/active to be possibly sick; without wheezing, gurgling, bubbly eyes, runny nose and other sypmtoms.
     
  4. DaughterOfEve

    DaughterOfEve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    boy or girl? Age? is there a rooster in the flock or all hens?
     
  5. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly, that bout gave me a heart attack. I don't know what that is except it sounded like a sneeze at the end. It's not unheard of for a hen to crow. Something strange seems to be going on but she looks active and alert, just a bit agitated?
     
  6. dlecolst

    dlecolst Out Of The Brooder

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    She is a hen, roughly 5 months old. I do have a few small roosters in the mix. Would this really matter? She has sneezed a few times, is active and is eating. I haven't noticed any discharge or bubbling.
    I currently have her isolated (maybe reason for being agitated). I'll just have to keep an eye on her. Thanks for the input.
     
  7. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, she sounds MAD as heck to me
     
  8. dlecolst

    dlecolst Out Of The Brooder

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    She was doing it in the comforts of her coop and that's when I decided to isolate her. She definitely doesn't like being in the crate.
     

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