What's Wrong With My Girl?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BeckyLa, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I have a banty hen, just a bit bigger than an oegb hen, who takes spells of sneeze then stretch her neck out. She'll sit on the ground and breath heavy for a bit then sneeze and stretch. Wierd. I wondered about gape worm but all were wormed with Eprinex just a few weeks ago. No one else is showing symptoms. Funny thing is she seems to eat and drink just fine. She'll be ok for a day or so then start again. However, her comb and waddles are beginning to lose color. [​IMG]
     
  2. dlhunicorn

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    It sounds as though it could be gapeworm...
     
  3. beckt

    beckt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Becky, I am not sure but does Eprinex work on gape worm? I thought it took a special kind of wormer for them.
     
  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Beckt, I assumed Eprinex would kill gapeworm because it's supposed to kill more kinds of worms than anything else. However, since it is a cattle wormer it doesn't say what it kills in poultry. What is used to kill gapeworm??

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  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Levamisole and safeguard are both effective for gapeworms..But a bird with gapeworms is not ok for a day or two, then all of a sudden symptoms reappear..Its constant coughing,head slinging and grunting..Do a search on infectiouis bronchitis and laryngotracheitis
     
  6. dlhunicorn

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    fenbendazole (the products recommended above) or valbendazol (Albazon) is recommended over iverectine or eprinex for gapeworm because of 1) resistance issues 2) the worms are killed so quick that the bird is asphyxiated from them.
    Vit.A deficiency can also cause placques and blockage...just in case it is this then you can give three drops of POLYVISOL in beak for a week then taper off
     
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