Gape worm?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dwegg, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Need some Cochin has been stretching her neck and opening her mouth and shaking her head fairly constantly. She has been doing this for a few weeks now...I thought maybe gape worm so I gave her some Safeguard (equine dewormer paste) then about a week later she was gasping pretty bad so I gave her some more (about pea sized) she seemed better? Still eating and drinking and affectionate...but she Still shakes her head and gapes her mouth and today she has a very dirty backside from runny poop.

    She just doesn't seem all well to me...
    Any suggestions?

    Shall I give her another dose of Safeguard? All my chickens were also wormed with wazine in sept/oct...
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Quote:You are dealing with a respiratory issue. Dose her with tylan 50 injectable orally, 1/2cc for 5 days. You should see improvement by the 4th day.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  3. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the reply..I read another older thread you commented on also about tylan. I will go and try and find some...but my girl does not seem to be any different acting? Not lethargic but she does seem to have loss some weight I think...I will get some and give it to her orally as I can't do a needle.


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