Gape Worms

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  1. alexgr1

    alexgr1 New Egg

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    I bought a clutch of four pea chicks an lost two of them. After transfering the last two to a bigger enclosure I notice one of them gasping for air. I picked it up and placed small pressure on its chest and could literary hear the garggling noise of the air coming out of the mouth and rear. After letting it go it began shaking its head and some snout came out.
    I did some research and everything points to gape worn:
    Droopy wings
    Gasping air
    Black stool with live parasites present
    I began a treatment of 1cc of Tylan50, and Bread laced with Ivermectyn 1.84% paste. I will will give them a second treatment of dewormer today an keep them under observation for 72 hrs.
    In the mean time I'm collecting all signs of black stool to keep other births from getting infected.
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I think you should be treating all birds not just that one. If one bird has parasites it is most likely they all have them.
     
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  3. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Can you post a picture of the stool with the live parasites? I know that someone here would really like to see that and I am sure that she will have some more really good information for you. Make that a really close up picture if you can.
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If they were mine I would de-worm all of them with Safeguard orally 5 days in a row. The dose I use is 0.5ml per 2.2 pounds. You might also want to order some Baytril in case the Tylan doesn't work. Baytril is cheap, and if you order it now you should have it in a few days. I'd also start them on Corid.

    -kathy
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I love poop pictures, and poop pics with worms are even better!

    -Kathy
     
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  6. alexgr1

    alexgr1 New Egg

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    The stool was black. I did try to take some poop pics but the parasites disappeared in seconds. I dough around the stool and they were gone. That was my idea to make a closeup pic and to posted to help oders.
    The de-wormer is working because the stool color changed and I haven't seen more diarrhea.
    And I did de-wormed everybody.
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    How's her breathing?

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  8. alexgr1

    alexgr1 New Egg

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    Thank you for asking Kathy.
    Stool color has improved, wing drooping has improved, but the gasping is the same. I pick him up in the mornings an gently squeeze his esophagus to release the air. I can hear congestion and twice this has triggered the release of clear mucus. I'm hopping the antibiotics takes care of it.
     
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