Update on Jyn's Gapeworm Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jynuine, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Jynuine

    Jynuine Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is the original thread on my Black Jersey Giant Pullet, 'Boop'.

    So Boop is doing really well! The deworming meds seem to have worked and she only does it a little along with coughing Im figuring is related to a resp infection stemming from it.
    She started gaping quite a bit again later and it took only 1 more dose.

    Thank you gals for all your help and advice and pictures!!!! Boop is doing great and gaining weight!
     
  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    I've seen people suspect gapeworms when it is actually capillary worms causing the problem. There a 7 species of capillaria that affect chickens. Capillaria annulata and Capillaria contorta can migrate to the esophagus/crop and cause inflammation and paralysis in those areas. Birds will "gape" and exhibit symptoms similar to respiratory disease. I'm glad your bird is recovering.
     
  3. Jynuine

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    Thank you! It's hard to tell but its cleared up for now!
     

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