I need gapeworm info please!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MakNat, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    What exactly are the signs of gapeworm?? I had one hen die recently, she stood around acting like she was gasping for air. I have another starting to act the same way. I swabbed her throat, but it was clean. I put some ivermectin on the back of all the bird's necks. If it is gapeworm will the ivermectin get rid of them??
    The are not snotting or congested or anything like that.
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    Ivermectin should work for gapeworm. Make sure you used the 'pour' on type for cattle. There is the kind you add to their water and the kind you apply to the skin.

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