Gapeworms or diseased( BEYOND FRUSTRATED)?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CrazyChickens09, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. CrazyChickens09

    CrazyChickens09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick that has started sneezing/semi hard breathing/head shaking but is eating normally and drinking normally..I talked to my vet and he gave me antibiotics to give for a week but I am seeing little to no change so I was looking at a chicken book that I have and it listed a couple of symptoms that this chick had for gapeworms except sneezing( I suspected crd/or infectious broncitis(sp?) but the chick doesnt have nasal discharge, watery or swollen eyes or diarrhea..I am at a total loss because other than the sneezing/head shaking and semi hard breathing this chick looks and acts like a normal healthy chick
     
  2. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look down the throat with a good light. See if there is any growths or lesions.
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you finished the course of antibiotics yet?
     
  4. CrazyChickens09

    CrazyChickens09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No not yet it ends friday evening
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your bird is still sneezing/sniffling after the course of antibiotics is finished, you could call the vet and ask them to prescribe a different antibiotic. Sometimes you run across an infection that is resistant to common antibiotics.
     

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