question about Gape worms and panacur

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by lizzard14, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. lizzard14

    lizzard14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I have a guinea that has started having trouble breathing, she weezes and breaths kinda like gasping with her beak open. I looked up everything I could about it and really all I could come up with was Gape worms. I swabbed the inside of her throat and nothing was on the swab. I had some panacur that I had for my cats, and I thought it wouldn't hurt to go ahead and worm her anyway, but really the only dosage I could find was, someone had posted .25ml, so that is what I gave her. Does anyone know if that was enough? And if you know, is it a one time thing? I read some that said every day, and some said again in 7 days and some said in 14 days. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunches in advance :)
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your Panacur a liquid, 10% solution, and did you give it to the bird orally, undiluted? If so, then that is the same strength as the Safeguard liquid goat wormer (Fenbendazole) that is commonly used off-label foe poultry, and you should be able to do a BYC search for the correct dosage. When given orally, it takes 2 doses of Fenbendazole 10 days apart to effectively deal with parasites.

    Gape worms are easily spread, so the rest of your birds may also have them...
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2013

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