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

    May 30, 2009
    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

    Mar 30, 2009
    the South
    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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