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post #21 of 26
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I have pullet showing signs of Coryza. She has the awful smelling discharge from her nostrils (thankfully she doesnt show any other signs yet) . Those are the only symptoms she shows. I am gonna put teramycin in their water this morning, and pick up some galamycin as soon as possible. Are there any vets you guys know if I could talk to about this?

Find and avian vet in your area here:

http://www.aav.org/search/custom.asp?id=1803

http://www.majesticwaterfowl.org/vetfinder.htm

 

State vets:

http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf

 

Labs:

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahln/downloads/all_nahln_lab_list.pdf

 

-Kathy

post #22 of 26

I would separate her from the others. Terramycin (oxytetracycline) and Gallimycin (erythromycin) treat pretty much the same things. Sulfadimethoxine or Sulmet is sometimes used in combination with one of those drugs or Tylan to treat symptoms of coryza. Coryza is a nasty disease that can cause swollen eyes and sinuses filled with pus, and probably will come back. Many people would cull for coryza (including me if I ever had it.) Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between a bad strain of MG and coryza. Both can make carriers of the whole flock for life, so the flock should be closed to any birds going in or out of the flock, if you keep the bird. Sorry that you are dealing with this disease, but I would recommend getting the bird tested or necropsied to find out for sure what it is.

post #23 of 26
I only have 4 chickens, I'm not sure what they have because they do not have the other symptoms only sneezing but a history of cough and rales, Im really struggling, I think I'd prefer to not get anymore chickens until they meet their own demise, is there something I'm not thinking about?
post #24 of 26

Two questions. If I don't plan to get anymore birds and let this flock die out. Will the land continue to always have the coryza bacteria in the soil? I only have one older hen with it now and am treating her and separated her from the flock. I plan to medicate all of the water. First tried the tetramycin now on the sufidamde. I have been spraying and cleaning her eyes and right sinus with the spray and gel available. Forgot the name. Also seems to help to actually wash her face and eyes with tear free calandula shampoo and minimizes the smell.

 

Also, can humans get anything from this kind of infection? I have been extra vigilant about sanitizing but the smell is so gross I wondered if could get anything from her. I know best to just cull but have managed to help some pretty sick animals pull through and I don't plan to introduce anymore chickens. Where did this infection come from? Got all these together two years ago.

Thanks

post #25 of 26

Two questions. If I don't plan to get anymore birds and let this flock die out. Will the land continue to always have the coryza bacteria in the soil? I only have one older hen with it now and am treating her and separated her from the flock. I plan to medicate all of the water. First tried the tetramycin now on the sufidamde. I have been spraying and cleaning her eyes and right sinus with the spray and gel available. Forgot the name. Also seems to help to actually wash her face and eyes with tear free calandula shampoo and minimizes the smell.

 

Also, can humans get anything from this kind of infection? I have been extra vigilant about sanitizing but the smell is so gross I wondered if could get anything from her. I know best to just cull but have managed to help some pretty sick animals pull through and I don't plan to introduce anymore chickens. Where did this infection come from? Got all these together two years ago.

Thanks

post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by dmoore1808 View Post

Two questions. If I don't plan to get anymore birds and let this flock die out. Will the land continue to always have the coryza bacteria in the soil? I only have one older hen with it now and am treating her and separated her from the flock. I plan to medicate all of the water. First tried the tetramycin now on the sufidamde. I have been spraying and cleaning her eyes and right sinus with the spray and gel available. Forgot the name. Also seems to help to actually wash her face and eyes with tear free calandula shampoo and minimizes the smell.

Also, can humans get anything from this kind of infection? I have been extra vigilant about sanitizing but the smell is so gross I wondered if could get anything from her. I know best to just cull but have managed to help some pretty sick animals pull through and I don't plan to introduce anymore chickens. Where did this infection come from? Got all these together two years ago.
Thanks
Coryza only remains on equipment and in the area for several days after the infectious chicken is gone, fortunately. With routine cleaning, and disinfection of feeding equipment, the disease will not be around after that. It's always hard to know where these diseases come from, but they can be brought in on shoes, tires, clothes, hair, from neighbor's birds, wild birds, and other friends who have birds. Avoiding shows and poultry swaps is a good idea. I would buy healthy chicks from a reputable hatchery when I wanted to get new birds.
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