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Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by blueback, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. blueback

    blueback New Egg

    Mar 20, 2016
    I have a beautiful blue back/ ring neck pheasant male who is coughing crackling and wheezing just got him he is over a year old now but only he has this condition the four females with him don't what could it be and what should I do?
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Have you ever wormed them?They should be wormed 2 times per year.After you worm them 10 days later you need to repeat the worming to kill the cycle.I use ivemec,it's available at tractor supply.3 cc per gallon of water.
    In N.H.,Tony.
  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Sounds like "gape worm", the symptoms you describe, is caused by the parasitic worm(Syngamus trachea) although, other illnesses can mimic this symptom also. Pheasants are especially prone/supersubtle to an infection of gape worm. A good worming regime will keep it in check. Do some research and find a wormer and a regime that works best for you. Good Luck
  4. blueback

    blueback New Egg

    Mar 20, 2016
    Thank you very much I will try ivemec

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