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Histoplasmosis

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I hope this section will do.     I have questions.      How common is this disease?   And I read that there can be no symptoms, so how does someone know if they have it?  And is it real easy to get?  I just got into a discussion with someone saying that I could get it. What do most people do to prevent it? Is it in all chicken coops? Poop?     Any one who has comments is welcome to comment here. Thanks.

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post #2 of 11

Yes, you can get Histoplasmosis from your chickens. It is a documented transmission.

Fortunately it can be treated easily and prevented easily.

When you clean your coop wear a mask. This disease is caused by a fungus.  Chickens do not necessarily transmit it directly to you. They just create the environment for the fungus to grow.

You can buy Oxine and use a atomizer to put in your coop or barn.
It does not hurt the flock when you do this.

I clean the barn every few months. I use feed bags under the roosts the birds use. I put down fresh shavings and straw and rake out ALL of the old debris and take it away from the barn.

I then use a horse stall disinfection agent on the end of the water hose and work the floor and places the birds poop.

I put the feed and water away until I am done. Really the birds like the cleanliness and reward me with a whole Lotta eggs for about a week.

Guinea Data:   http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/species.jsp?avibaseid=1044B438EE7556BB


Guinea Info:   http://www.guineafowlinternational.org/


Guinea Keets:   visit your local hatchery


Poultry Solutions:   http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/solutions.html



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Guinea Data:   http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/species.jsp?avibaseid=1044B438EE7556BB


Guinea Info:   http://www.guineafowlinternational.org/


Guinea Keets:   visit your local hatchery


Poultry Solutions:   http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/solutions.html



Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -Albert Einstein

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post #3 of 11

not just chickens, you can get it from mice, rats, cats, many other animals..

Death is the standard breech for a complex prize - Deftones- (never more true than with chickens)

I NEED MORE COW BELL!

Yeah, I'm still around and still raising chickens.

lets face it if I changed my avatar now it'd just be wierd!

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Death is the standard breech for a complex prize - Deftones- (never more true than with chickens)

I NEED MORE COW BELL!

Yeah, I'm still around and still raising chickens.

lets face it if I changed my avatar now it'd just be wierd!

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Does Oxine kill it?

What type of horse stall disinfectant do you use?


And how would a person even know if they had it?

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Is that why they say pregnant women shouldnt clean litter boxes?

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yes,  never got me out of it  DH bought me a industial face mask   rant


Edited by jnjross - 2/11/09 at 9:42pm

Death is the standard breech for a complex prize - Deftones- (never more true than with chickens)

I NEED MORE COW BELL!

Yeah, I'm still around and still raising chickens.

lets face it if I changed my avatar now it'd just be wierd!

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Death is the standard breech for a complex prize - Deftones- (never more true than with chickens)

I NEED MORE COW BELL!

Yeah, I'm still around and still raising chickens.

lets face it if I changed my avatar now it'd just be wierd!

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post #7 of 11

Do a search as there is a huge thread on this.

This Montana girl is looking for Silkies !!!!!!!!!                 

I love to quilt,garden,care for my hens and it is all possible through Jesus
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This Montana girl is looking for Silkies !!!!!!!!!                 

I love to quilt,garden,care for my hens and it is all possible through Jesus
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really    Ok then

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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by tiki244 

Does Oxine kill it?

What type of horse stall disinfectant do you use?


Oxine is a wonderful product, but expensive.

I use "stall Safe". It is made by absorbine and when you buy the first package it comes with a nozzle for the end of your hose. Then you can buy the concentrate sepeately after this. The initial purchase is somewhat expensive because of the nozzle and container to mix the concentrate.

The active ingredient is "Octy Decyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride"

Oxine is "Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide" and you can get atomizers (foggers) for it.

Guinea Data:   http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/species.jsp?avibaseid=1044B438EE7556BB


Guinea Info:   http://www.guineafowlinternational.org/


Guinea Keets:   visit your local hatchery


Poultry Solutions:   http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/solutions.html



Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -Albert Einstein

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Guinea Data:   http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/species.jsp?avibaseid=1044B438EE7556BB


Guinea Info:   http://www.guineafowlinternational.org/


Guinea Keets:   visit your local hatchery


Poultry Solutions:   http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/solutions.html



Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -Albert Einstein

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post #10 of 11

Tiki244 - pregnant women have to be aware of toxoplasmosis from the litter boxes.

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