respritory or gapeworm how to treat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by donnadarlene, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. donnadarlene

    donnadarlene New Egg

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    My chicken has been gasping for a week now, I first thought gapeworm and treated her with ivermectin injectable,topically on back of neck that was 3 days ago symptoms seem worse today and she does not seem to be drinking or eating now, swabbed back of her throat only thing I see on swab is a tiny spot that looked like mucus
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Below is a link to solemn reading about parasitic worms in chickens and their treatment. My disclaimer: I don't have experience with gapeworm but in reading the article it doesn't mention ivermectin as a treatment for that particular parasite. Again, I don't have firsthand knowledge of this - just reporting what the article states. Here's the link if you'd like to read it. Good luck to you!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/internal-parasites-parasitic-worms-in-chickens
     

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