1. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Has anyone on here had experience with Gape worms?
    I think my gray japanese bantam hen has them.
    What do I do if I don't have the treatment with me now? I dont want to loose her.
    (Thanks EGH for the info)
     
  2. barngodess

    barngodess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea! I hope someone does.
     
  3. crazychickens

    crazychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    BUMP!
     
  5. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Okay. I was looking treatment up on the internet, and found that you can give them Ivermectin...:

    Ivermectin is a drug often used to control gapeworm infection in birds.

    So I gave her a tiny dose of it.
    Hopefully it'll help.​
     
  6. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have an VETRX? put some drops down her throat. You will need to worm her tomorrow with Ivermectin.
     
  7. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be careful with the dose of Ivermectin! Its pretty potent stuff and I've read that some serious (deadly) things can happen to your animals if you use to much. I use Ivermectin for my rabbits also.

    Ivermectin is really really thick so you need to use a larger needle. I tried using a 25g and it wouldn't draw. I ended up using a 20g and it worked fine. Just give it under the skin on the back of the neck.

    I got mine from the local feed store with the cattle meds.

    Heres a link for you that might or might not be helpful

    http://www.upc-online.org/chickens/propercare.htm
     
  8. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ivermectin, injectable, 2 cc's mixed in One Gallon of
    water, for 3 days. Then again in 2 weeks. This gets rid of all critters and worms!!
     
  9. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have given my chickens and ducks Ivermectin several times over the years. I NEVER give it by injection. Although it says it on the bottle, you are quite safe ( I work for a vet) to give it by mouth. We are using it "off label" so the dosage and method of delivery is not provided by the manufacturer. For a full sized chicken, I give 2 drops (from a 3 cc syringe) and for the bantams, I use 1 drop. I do not use the eggs for 2 weeks after medicating. Having said that, I do repeat the dose after 2 weeks so I am without eggs for a total of 4 weeks. I have never had any problems using it this way. The wildlife rehabber that I work with also uses it this way. Hope this helps. Carolyn
     
  10. UItraMegaChiken

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    xke4 - Are you giving these drops of Ivermectin diluted in a certain amount of water? or directly into the mouth via dropper?
     

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