ChickenLover5912

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Gapeworm or Upoer respiratory? Gasping, crackling breathing, pale droopy comb, droopy tail but has seemed to kindve perk up a little, feathers seemed to have been stripped but could be unrelated, eats a little but mainly plays with it. Got her a week ago first thing I did was give her ivermectin and seemed fine until 3 days later she started gasping then gave her corid didn’t help. That night started hearing the crackling noises, eyes got to where she couldn’t hardly keep them open but that parts better now. Comb is as pale as it can be and droopy. She would seem a little better until I gave her the clindamycin which I gave for 5 days and helped but she’s still suffering, when I administered the clindamycin it exacerbated her respiratory started crackling and gasping again and then a little while later she’s seem better and at night it would be horrible again. Wasn’t sure if the dose of ivermectin would’ve killed it if it was gapeworm when I gave it to her. Gave her safeguard Fenbenzadole equine, seems a little better but so did clindamycin initially but she’s still sick. Gapeworm or upper respiratory? If it is gapeworm when should I start seeing progress? (Keep in mind equine safeguard fenbenzadole, about a pea sized bit in paste form)
 

Skipper81

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https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...ing-wheezing-and-light-sneezing.699025/page-2
I have no experience with respitory but here's a link that might give you some insight.
It also has a few links in the thread.
I may be wrong but I would think antibiotics is the way to go. I think if you don't know what the illness is you can weaken your bird by treating for worms and let's say your bird has 1 thing and you treat for 5 imagine how hard that is on her system.
Like I said I could be wrong but just food for thought. If this is the same bird that was sick last week with the swollen head keep her in a dog crate warm dark and quiet and watch your flock for symptoms.
 

ChickenLover5912

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She hasn’t had any swelling just the symptoms I listed but I have her in a crate now isolated and been keeping a close eye on everyone else just would like to know what’s wrong. I gave a full course of antibiotics (clindamycin) and they helped slightly but vet said she should be over it after 5 days and she isn’t which is why I went to worms bc I know upper respiratory can be confused with gapeworm
 

Skipper81

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I also read worming too much can make them immune to the dewormer. Personally I've never wormed any of my chickens I will text text if they get worms for sure.
 

ChickenLover5912

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I have no idea, when I got the chickens I asked about their health and she said they ha ent any kind of major illnesses or anything in the past but environment wasn’t particularly clean. The first thing I did when I got them home though was worn them with equine ivermectin
 

ChickenLover5912

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Well judging by the living conditions they were in I seriously doubt they were wormed before, they were infested with mites!
I also read worming too much can make them immune to the dewormer. Personally I've never wormed any of my chickens I will text text if they get worms for sure.
 

ChickenLover5912

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I did give them ivermectin, corid, and fenbenzadole within the same week though! Only her though the other ones had ivermectin and fenbenzadole but no corid.
 

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