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Respiratory Problems

Articles on respiratory diseases in poultry. Mycoplasma, Infectious Bronchitis, Aspergillosis, Infectious LaryngioTracheitis, Avian Influenza and more.

Gapeworm

Gapeworm

Gapeworms (Syngamus trachea) are included under ‘respiratory system’ since the adult worms reside in the trachea (or windpipe) and often produce a gurgling or ‘tracheal rattle’ that can be confused with respiratory problems. Gapeworm is common in pheasants but also affects chickens, guinea fowl and turkeys. Gapeworms can cause considerable losses in …