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post #11 of 16
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Well, the bird made it through the night and is looking marginally better, at least the eyes are not stuck shut anymore! Just gave him more medicine and water, then he did a big, liquid white poo. I'll be off to the poop thread now to see what that means smile.png

No I haven't treated for coccidosis... No idea how to get Corid! I have so much to learn! I'm ashamed to say people don't seem to invest in animal health here, at least not for animals that don't live inside the house... I was kind of relying on the vet to tell me what was needed. He vaccinates the birds once a year against Newcastle and the rabbits every 3 months against scabies. I'm slowly starting to find out about the myriads of other possible diseases out there hmm.png

I think in the place where the birds came from, they have probably never seen a vet or any kind of medication. I probably should not have taken them once I saw what it was like, but the problem is most places around here are like that... People - including the vet that did it - (not the same vet I go to for advice now!) ridicule me for neutering my male rabbits and for freezing bottles of water to get them through the heat. I suspect that in most backyards, people let the rabbits breed as they want, because it is balanced by the high mortality rate.

Anyway I'm trying to be more "first world" about it all, which means doing my own research and paying lots of money, I think! I will talk to the vet about coccidiosis.

Thanks all of you and keep the suggestions coming! smile.png
post #12 of 16
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Wow! This peachick has made quite a dramatic recovery! Last night, I was half expecting him not to make the morning, and now he is breaking down the cage trying to get out! :)

He has drunk and eaten and is totally back to his energetic old self! I am so happy!!

The only problem now that he is wailing non-stop and running up and down the cage, trying to get to his sisters! Not sure if I should let him out though, the problem might be contagious. At what point do you usually let birds recovering from a disease back to the others?

post #13 of 16
I would put a buddy in with him and treat the buddy if it gets sick, which it might not.

-Kathy
post #14 of 16
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Thats an idea. Thanks!
post #15 of 16
The pictures in this post show how quickly Baytril can work:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/945918/my-first-sinus-infection

-Kathy
post #16 of 16
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That's incredible! My bird didn't look quite like that, but I suppose it was the same sort of thing.

The rabbit pictures were also interesting - I have a rabbit now with exactly that problem. He gets Baytril orally but it doesn't seem to do much. It is good to know an injection might help better. I suppose I will take him to the vet again. Thanks!

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