Gape worms

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SplashSilkie, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. SplashSilkie

    SplashSilkie Out Of The Brooder

    78
    1
    33
    Jan 11, 2014
    I was wondering how long after treatment will the symptoms from gape worms disappear?
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    12,406
    490
    338
    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
  3. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,573
    70
    168
    Apr 28, 2012
    Southeast Alabama
    Welcome to BYC!

    Yes, post to the threads that liz9910 suggested. [​IMG] BYCers love to help!
     
  4. SplashSilkie

    SplashSilkie Out Of The Brooder

    78
    1
    33
    Jan 11, 2014
    Thanks I will try that..
     
  5. SplashSilkie

    SplashSilkie Out Of The Brooder

    78
    1
    33
    Jan 11, 2014
    Thank you!!!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    84,499
    3,781
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    [​IMG]
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    31,935
    4,447
    581
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    [​IMG]

    If you are using the proper medications, you should see improvements in a few days. Safeguard is a great treatment for gape worms. However, there is a virus out there that attacks the larynx that mimics gape worms...Laryngotracheitis...a viral infection in the respiratory tract. It causes the bird to gasp for air. I am not sure if there is a treatment for this, however there are vacines for it.

    Good luck with your bird.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    36,684
    4,692
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your chickens get better.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by