Gapeworm?? or something else??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cycogirl, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Cycogirl

    Cycogirl Hatching

    Jun 27, 2014
    I have a pullet who is not doing well. She seems tired and withdrawn and appears to be having difficulty breathing. I took a video of her. Please take a look especially if you know what gapeworm looks like. Is that what this is? or something else? No other symptoms and no other birds affected (at this point).

    Suggestions on course of action?
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Gapeworm is not very common, and if they have it, you can find it. Swab the throat with a Qtip and if they are there you will see thready worms on the Qtip.

    I wonder if she has swallowed something that hs gotten stuck partway down. If you can't see anything down there, you could try bits of soft bread with some oil on them, hopefully to help it slide down.

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