SICK PEACOCK NEAD HELP!!!

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  1. FRANCO2

    FRANCO2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I HAVE A SICK PEACOCK, HE IS 9 MONTHS OLD. HE HAS MORE THAN A WEEK GASPING FOR AIR. HE RAISES HIS HEAD UP HIGH AND OPENS HIS BEAK WIDE OPEN AND THEN MAKES LIKE A SNEEZE SOUND. WHAT COULD IT BE???
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    He's been doing this for a week???????????? What does his poop look like? Have you de-wormed him lately?
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    This sounds like Gape worm, it is treated by giving 1cc ivermec down the throat to kill the worm.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Looks like he is a newbie, so you may have to tell him how often and how many days, in case he may not know.
     
  5. FRANCO2

    FRANCO2 Out Of The Brooder

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    i had gave him 1/2cc ivermec and 1/2cc down the throat. should i give him the same treatment again?
     
  6. FRANCO2

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    """"1/2cc ivermec 1/2cc water""""
     
  7. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait and see now, it is a 9 month bird so it should be smaller than a full size pea and the dose will be adequate. Ivermectin will need no immediate treatment follow up. Have you looked down the throat for obstruction? It may not be all about worming. It could have something stuck in the throat also, string, stick, anything.
    1. Assess the bird. Is it light in weight compared to others or when previously held?
    2. Is it drinking and eating?
    3. Isolate and keep the bird comfortable and warm
    4. You have wormed the bird so this is covered. In two weeks you can give a follow up.
    5. Does it look like its feathers are fluffed out and ruffled?
    6. Look for sinus discharge, if it is not a parasite or obstruction there could be an infection requiring antibiotics. Tylan 200 is a good one for oral dosing if needed.


    Be systematic and good luck
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    How much does he weigh? At nine months old, I think he should weigh a minimum of 3.2kg.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You're in Mexico, right? I think Baytril (antibiotic) is very easy to get there.
     
  10. FRANCO2

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    THANK YOU ALL. YES I'M IN MEXICO. HE IS EATING AND DRINKING NORMALLY,HIS WEIGHT IS ABOUT 3 KG. I GAVE HIM IVERMECTIN LIKE 5 DAYS AGO AND I DON'T SEE ALOT OF IMPROVEMENT BUT AT LEAST HE'S NOT GASPING FOR AIR AS MUCH AS LAST WEEK [​IMG] I LOOKED DOWN THE THROAT FOR OBSTRUCTION AND I DIDN'T SEE NOTHING ABNORMAL. SHOULD I WAIT FOR A FEW DAYS TO GIVE HIM ""BAYTRIL antibiotic''''''' OR SHOULD I DO IT TODAY?
     

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