Duck gasping for air!!! UPDATE!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SundownWaterfowl, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I noticed today that one of my Mandarin duck hens was gasping for air. Her crop is empty.

    Could this be gapeworm? I have her seperated now. How is gapeworm treated?
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2008
  2. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Gapeworm is treated with ivermectin. Best wishes to you.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I got some ivermectin, the oral kind, and gave her a tiny dose. I hope she is okay.
     
  4. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    I hope so too. I believe you should retreat in 10 days.
     
  5. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    I hope she'll be alright [​IMG]
    JJ
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you. I will retreat in 10 days.

    I really hope that she lives. She was fine yesterday, then this morning shes gasping for air, coughing, and has all the symptoms of gapeworms.
     
  7. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is she now? Can it be respitory?...Gloria
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Gloria,


    SHE IS GREAT! Like a whole new duck. Not gasping or shaking her head or sneezing. She is perfect.

    The ivermectin must have worked. She was even making the mandarin duck noises (like a cooing).

    Im so glad she is okay. I will still keep her seperated from the others for a couple more days to make sure shes fine.
     
  9. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Glad to hear she is better. Ivermectin works very quickly. Good diagnoses and good job treating!!
     
  10. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    So happy to hear this!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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