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Newbie needs help with GapeWorm

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by davony's chicks, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. davony's chicks

    davony's chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My peafowl hen has been gasping with her beak wide open and developed a gurgling wheezing sound. From everything I decided to treat for gapeworm. I bought Safe-guard (flenbendazole) dewormer for cattle. I gave her 2 cc syringe down her throat.
    My question is..... Do you I only treat once or should I treat again later?? How long does it take to see a result?

    There seems to be a lot of opinions on what to treat with but I have not seen anything about how long for results.

    Thank you in advance for any help.
     
  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you see any gapeworms? It actually sounds much more like a respiratory condition to me. Gapeworm is actually not very common and generally occurs only in confined areas that become overly filthy. saladin
     

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