gapeworm


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Syngamus trachea

the chicken gapeworm; causes upper respiratory infestation leading to dyspnea, and sometimes death; intermediate hosts are earthworms.
Synonym(s): gapeworm

gapeworm

(gāp′wûrm′, găp′-)
n.
A nematode worm (Syngamus trachea) that infects the trachea of certain birds and causes gapes.
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Let me share the Bomet and Nairobi incidents because they confirmed beyond reasonable doubt that gapeworms are rampant in Kenya.Lawrence called from Githurai on September 30 and teased me, "Doc, why were you talking about my cock in your article yesterday?" He explained that he had a cock that was behaving exactly as I had described in the article.
He concluded it must have been having gapeworms and requested I go and examine the bird.
The service provider would be required to open the trachea down to the bronchi and purposefully look for gapeworms.
We agreed he would ask the service provider to talk to me on phone after carrying out the examination.Korir called me the following day on behalf of Emanuel and confirmed he had seen gapeworms at the point of branching of the bronchi in one of the farmers' chickens.