Gapeworms

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by A Peacock called Penelope, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. A Peacock called Penelope

    A Peacock called Penelope In the Brooder

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    Hi my 5 month old peacock is showing symptoms of gapeworms from the past 5 days he gasps for air makes some weird noise when i hold him.Ive tried to find flubenvet aviverm and fubenol but i didnt find them here i have also tried ivermectin 1% for 3 days but also didnt work? Wht other medicines can i try and find in pakistan or is there any other way to deal with them?
     
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  2. Before deciding on gapeworms as the problem do a simple check and affirm that is what it is. A cotton swab put down the trachea and twisting upward as you pull it out will tell you if it really is gapes. I am betting you have the onset of a respiratory infection and not gapes.
     
  3. Or have a vet do a fecal float exam to confirm that there are gapeworm eggs present.
     
  4. A Peacock called Penelope

    A Peacock called Penelope In the Brooder

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    How much down? I couldnt find any vets who check birds but i asked a veterinary store for it and they gave me enrofloxacin injection also are there any other ways to check for gapes?
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019
  5. casportpony

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    @R.M.Qureshi is in Pakistan and might have some suggestions.
     
  6. casportpony

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    If your pea has a bacterial respiratory infection then it is safe to inject or give orally.
     
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  7. A Peacock called Penelope

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    Thanks
     
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  8. Just those two ways, one a physical exam of the trachea and the other an exam of the feces.
     
  9. A Peacock called Penelope

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    I took him to many vets but none knew whts wrong :I
     

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