Coccidiosis identification help!
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Edited by Eggcessive - 10/21/15 at 6:32pm
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@Eggcessive is that Corid (aprolium) 20% for cattle?
Yes, it's the cattle stuff. One can also use AmproMed or Amprol.
You've received solid advice that I agree totally with.
Just in follow up, yes berries can make for odd stools if they are eating a lot of it. I agree that stool looks very suspicious. Try to see if there is berry color mixed in the solid, with bits of berries of the same color. That could indicate it might be berry related. The only way to know for certain is to take it in for culture.
If in doubt, there is no harm in treating for Coccidiosis with Corid or Sulmet or even medicated chick feed, in a pinch. The stronger liquid drugs are necessary if you have a known or obvious symptoms of an outbreak, but the mediated feed can ward off an outbreak if you catch it early enough, with the first subtle signs, and remain on the medicated feed long enough (at least several weeks if not a month). Once you see true bloody poo, or lethargy, it is time to hit the liquid meds vigilantly. The first signs of coccidiosis is lethargic, slumped, rumpled appearance
I would have someone checking on them in your absence. Coccidiosis builds rapidly and birds can go downhill very quickly. There is unfortunately a narrow window of effective treatment before a bird becomes too ill to save.