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  13 yr old peacock, listless, gaping beak, ruffled feathers
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Jeannine



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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:07 am Reply with quote

13 year old peacock , showing signs of listlessness, ruffled tail feathers, drooping wings, gaping beak and watery stool. I am not sure what to treat him with. If it is worms or possibly blackhead.
He has not been dewormed for years, he free ranges and is the only peacock we have. He has been with us for 11 years now. We do have chickens also.
Please help
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burdgurl
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:46 pm Reply with quote

My best guess is it has a capillaria infestation, fenbendazole or levamisole would be a good try for treatment .
Personally I have best results with Prohibit, you can soak a treat he will devour in it.
Give for 3 days...wait and redose in 10-12 days for 3 more days.

http://parasitipedia.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2649&Itemid=2938


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Jeannine



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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 1:39 pm Reply with quote

Thank you very much. I did treat him with Safeguard
yesterday afternoon, 5ml/ gallon water, gave that to him to drink
and soaked some pieces of bread in it too. He seems better this morning. Still laying in the sun a lot but doesn't seem to be gaping as much and he is eating some. I will continue treatment and repeat like you said to. Thanks so much, this peacock is like a dog to us, we just love him!
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 5:46 pm Reply with quote

Jeannine wrote:
Thank you very much. I did treat him with Safeguard
yesterday afternoon, 5ml/ gallon water, gave that to him to drink
and soaked some pieces of bread in it too. He seems better this morning. Still laying in the sun a lot but doesn't seem to be gaping as much and he is eating some. I will continue treatment and repeat like you said to. Thanks so much, this peacock is like a dog to us, we just love him!


Your quite welcome, hope he gets completely cured..sounds like you're on the right track !
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