GASPING for breath?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tropical Chickies, May 11, 2010.

  1. Tropical Chickies

    Tropical Chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BO that has been sick, possible Marek's or Coccidosis, is now gasping for breath possibly

    Not 100% sure this means she is gasping for breath, but her mouth is opening and closing frequently...every few seconds.

    Anyone what I should do?
     
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Have you explored the possibility of Gape Worm?

    Try a search for info on that and see if it sounds like what she is doing.

    Poor mama hen!
     
  3. babsbag

    babsbag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FLChick, Mine did that towards the end [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I too thought one last ditch effort and treated her for gape worm, even though I doubted that was what she had. She was gone the next morning. I almost think that the worming may have hastened the inevitable.

    I am so very very sorry.
     
  4. Tangerine farmer

    Tangerine farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried antibiotics.. duramycin is cheap and avail at the feed store(I don't recall the dose, it's here in "search". I added to the water, and food (from the water).. and if they have a bad disease (Coryza) then go with Sulmet (which I could get from another store, but other posters prefer Corrid, say it's easier on them and better... I have no idea, as I didn't have quick local access to it)

    I figure that they need quick help with breathing and get it into their mouth with a syringe or dropper. The tricky part for me is not to drown them with their antibiotic syringe water.
     

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