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Help! Still getting bloody poops after cocci treatment, is it something else?

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I treated my 3 month old pullets for cocci after seeing bloody poops.  They got Corid in their water for 7 days, (2 tsp/gal) made fresh daily., now on the lower dose for another 1-2 weeks.  After this course of treatment they are still having blood in their poops, though it is otherwise normal looking (solid, not liquidy or mucusy) but definitely still looks like blood, some times more than others.  I'm mainly judging by the poops under their roosts in the morning, poops in the run seem less bloody/ not bloody but it's harder to spot them and examine out there!

 

I also saw one quite bloody poo that also maybe had a worm in it, it had a stringy thing at any rate.

 

Can worms cause blood in the stool?  Should I worm them or would that be too hard on them?

 

Is it possible Corid is not working?  I could try to get a different type of cocci med, in fact I think I have some sulfadimethoxine powder though it is expired (I think this is Amprol).  I was reluctant to try the powder because I thought that people said it was harsh, especially if they're already having blood in their poops.

 

BTW, I tried to get a stool test a local vet but they couldn't seem to deal with chicken poo and ended up refunding me.  They claimed that it was negative for worms, etc but they seemed very unclear as to whether it was tested for cocci (and maybe the whole thing was messed up).

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Anybody??

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Corid is amprollium--sulfadimethoxine is just that, a sulfa drug, similar to Sulmet. Corid usually treats all strains of coccidia, where sulfa drugs treat the 2 worst strains. How do the chicks look and act? Are they alert and active, eating and drinking? Have you given them some vitamins and probiotics since the first Corid treatment to help them get their intwstinal bacteria back to normal?
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Corid is amprollium--sulfadimethoxine is just that, a sulfa drug, similar to Sulmet. Corid usually treats all strains of coccidia, where sulfa drugs treat the 2 worst strains. How do the chicks look and act? Are they alert and active, eating and drinking? Have you given them some vitamins and probiotics since the first Corid treatment to help them get their intwstinal bacteria back to normal?
Thanks for the reply! The pullets seem to be acting pretty normal, eating and drinking, dust bathing, etc. I have a probiotic vitamin powder but I haven't started it yet since they still have Corid in their water. Should I just wait it out as long as they seem normal?
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Can you post a picture of the poop?

-kathy
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Here is a pic from this morning, you can see some blood in the poop (redder than it looks). This is better looking than yesterday though...
Edited by SeaChickens - 10/14/15 at 7:44pm
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Here is a pic from this morning, you can see some blood in the poop (redder than it looks). This is better looking than yesterday though...

Definitely better!

 

-Kathy

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Here is a pic from this morning, you can see some blood in the poop (redder than it looks). This is better looking than yesterday though...

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Definitely better!

-Kathy

Thanks Kathy, I appreciate you looking over my posts! Hoping things are finally clearing up here 😊
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