Guest mariah Posted February 6, 2012 Share Posted February 6, 2012 Our poor Gussie bird. Last week I noticed she had tapeworms in her stool, took her into the vet. They ran a fecal and didn't see anything else come up besides the tapes. We gave her 3 doses of Panacur–that was finished up on Thursday. She's had kinda soft stools since we got her, but I had assumed it had to do with the stress of entering a new home. But after the Panacur was finished up, (and it looks like the tapes are gone ), she started having some diarrhea. She woke us up to go out a few times Saturday night, so I know she wasn't feeling very well. Sunday she appeared to be in good spirits, however, and was eating and drinking as usual. Early this morning, she began urgently waking us up every two hours or so to go out. Lots of liquid poo. Took her back to the vet this afternoon. The vet was looking back over her file and saw that she had tested positive in early January for hookworms and whipworms and had been dosed once with Panacur. She figures she still has one or both of them, and that's what's causing the problem. So we're back on the Panacur again, and flagyl for the diarrhea. Will be bringing in another stool sample for them to retest. Worm-savvy folks, does this sound about par for the course? I've read that hookworms and whips may sometimes not show up on tests depending on where they are in their life cycle. And that they're hard to kill? I'm also curious as to whether or not the round of Panacur last week may have...I don't know, irritated the worms without fully killing them? Or if it's merely coincidence that she started having the B.M. issues shortly after finishing up with it. This will be her third round of Panacur in the last month. Hoping that it will be the last (assuming that the worms are the culprit). Any advice or insight would be appreciated; I've only had to deal with tapeworms in the past! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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