Hen showing signs of gape worm

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NHchicks, May 15, 2011.

  1. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2010
    I have a 2 yr. old hen who has been doing the gape open mouth thing occasionally for the past couple months. I discovered a mite infestation so I dusted my birds, cleaned out and Sevin-sprayed their coop, and then treated them with pour-on Eprinex (0.5 cc/bird). That was several days ago.

    This morning I still see this hen doing the gape mouth thing.

    So. Is Eprinex effective against gapeworm? I've googled but have found different opinions.

    I'm thinking of ordering valbazen for a second wormer dose for next week.
    Last edited: May 15, 2011
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Hi NHchicks, I really thought Epernix was effective for gape worm, but I think your doing right by using Valbazen for the next round. That is what i am doing also not for gape worms but for worms period.

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