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Coccidiosis Treatment

post #1 of 7
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I have a very sick chick. She is about 16 wks old. We found her this morning with a bloody abscess coming out of her. I have been researching this disease and after a run to the local farm store to get Corid and mix in her water. I was able to inspect her bum. It looks like it could be intestines that is coming out of her. She is lethargic and feathers are disheveled. I could not get her to drink out of my syringe. 

post #2 of 7

Photos might help.

From what you are describing it sounds like a prolapsed vent. You will want to separate her.

Bring her in give her a soak in a warm bath of epsom salts. Clean up the prolapse with some vetericyn, diluted betadine or something similar (it will most likely have poop on the prolapse). Gently try to push it back in you can apply some Hemorrhoid cream or honey to help reduce the swelling, you may have to repeat. Sometimes some calcium will help with the contraction of the oviduct, you can crush a Tums and give to her if you want.

Keep her isolated so you can monitor her for a while to see if the prolapse stays in. Make sure she drinks and eats.


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post #3 of 7
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Here is photo of my sick little chick. It has white on it and it looks like some of the pics I have researched on coccidiosis. What do ya think? 



post #4 of 7

That looks like a prolapse that has been picked at to me.

You will need to clean her up and treat her for prolapse and possibly pecking wounds.

If you feel like it is Cocci as well, treating with Corid won't hurt.

post #5 of 7
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Thank you and we're going to soak her in epsom bath now. 

post #6 of 7
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Thank you for all your help. I'm sorry to say that my little one didn't make it. She was a fighter! At least I was with her when she took her last breath.
The rest of the flock seems to be doing great. Thank you again and I'm glad I have all of you to reach out to.
post #7 of 7

I'm sorry for your loss.

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