I started a thread in the emergency section of this forum (I am new here) but didn't get many responses so I thought I would re-post here. Hope someone has some answers, we are so sad about this guy. So, I have a male guinea hen, about 2 years old that I found while locking up the coop the other night. Very odd for him, he has never missed a night of sleeping in the coop so I knew something was wrong. He is very weak and it is as though he cannot control his head. It shakes from side to side in a wobbly fashion and his neck will sometimes lay back onto his back as though he is looking at the sky. His eyes are open and he seems alert and he is TERRIFIED of me so I have been trying to keep contact to a minimum so as not to kill him with stress. The first night I brought him in, I got him some water and electrolytes. He made it through the night, but did not improve. I called my vet who recommended that I worm him immediately, which I did. This morning (day 2) he is still no better and just sleeps in his cage. One of his eyes looked funny this morning (had pus which I cleaned out) and I found worms in his EYES. I have never seen this before! I treated again with a dose of Panacur. This is very sad. I will cull him if necessary, but would like to avoid doing so if there is any hope for him. Has anyone seen this before?? My experience with guineas is that they are so tough and incredibly hardy, so I was really surprised that he was so sick. These are my main questions: 1) Are the worms possibly why he is having these "palsy" like symptoms or are they just a secondary problem, to lets say, Botulism which I read can happen and has these symptoms. I am treating with Panacur as per my vet's instructions who says that it is the #1 reason why these guys die. 2) How much water and/or food do I need to get down his throat to make sure he doesn't waste away? Is this even worth stressing him for at this point? He is totally panicked when I go near the cage, but I also understand its important for him to get water and electrolytes (and anything else you think would help) in him so he might recover. I am just so torn, between letting him go in peace and quiet, or getting food and water in him with the hope he will make it. Please advise....Thank you!