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So, apparently my whole flock has Coccidiosis as many diseases become "if one gets it, they all get it".

 

I've noticed a drop in egg production, but I am pretty sure they had it awhile. Only one or two is symptomatic really.

 

I have a mixed flock of birds, peafowl, turkeys, guineas, chickens, ducks and geese, sometimes I have birds of prey or chukar or other kinds of birds.

 

I read the best treatment is Corid, but that they can get a Vitamin B deficiency. I heard the Corid works by starving out the coccidia of Vitamin B and a shot is recommended of Vitamin B. Is oral Vitamin B (Like the liquid kind from Rooster Booster) the same, or will that react differently?

 

I have a lot of birds and catching them all for 5 days straight isn't that easy and giving them a shot will be kind of costly.

 

So what's the best way to go about this?

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This is from the Merial website:

            How CORID works
Structurally, CORID mimics thiamin (Vitamin B1) which is required by coccidia for normal growth and reproduction. When coccidia ingest CORID, they experience thiamin deficiency and starve from malnutrition. 

 

It doesn't cause a vitamin B1 thiamine deficiency, unless you were to use a huge amount beyond normal dosage. It also affects the thiamine in the coccidia organism, not in the chicken. Chickens do not require a vitamin shot while getting Corid.

 

Dosage is 2 tsp of the liquid, or 1 1/2 tsp of the powder, per gallon of water for 5 days. Make a clean batch daily. Every different species of bird has different strains of coccidia.Ducks don't normally have much trouble with coccidiosis, but chickens, quail, pheasants, and chukar do suffer from their different strains. Corid should treat all strains.If you are only seeing illness in chickens, then treat only your chickens.

 

I hope this helps, and here are a couple of good articles to read:

 

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/poultry/coccidiosis/overview_of_coccidiosis_in_poultry.html

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html

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Originally Posted by DragonClaw01 View Post
 

So, apparently my whole flock has Coccidiosis as many diseases become "if one gets it, they all get it".

 

I've noticed a drop in egg production, but I am pretty sure they had it awhile. Only one or two is symptomatic really.

 

I have a mixed flock of birds, peafowl, turkeys, guineas, chickens, ducks and geese, sometimes I have birds of prey or chukar or other kinds of birds.

 

I read the best treatment is Corid, but that they can get a Vitamin B deficiency. I heard the Corid works by starving out the coccidia of Vitamin B and a shot is recommended of Vitamin B. Is oral Vitamin B (Like the liquid kind from Rooster Booster) the same, or will that react differently?

 

I have a lot of birds and catching them all for 5 days straight isn't that easy and giving them a shot will be kind of costly.

 

So what's the best way to go about this?

One doesn't need to worry about a vitamin deficiency unless they give Corid for longer than directed.

 

-Kathy

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