Originally Posted by ozexpat
Mrs Oz had a rough day.
She had a tyre with a slow leak. Dominic used the compressor to refill it. When Mrs Oz went to the Vulcanizing shop to fix the leak, they could not remove the lug nut.
A second shop tried and broke the bolt. So now she has more to do when she goes back to Bacolod on her birthday Friday.
We had an outbreak of coccidiasis in one of the brooders. There is no Amprolium and I had not been informed we were low by annalou, let alone depleted. We are treating with Di-methox. I text her and she says there should be one bag - hoefully we can find it in the morning. Its not available locally. We are trying to get some with Friday feed delivery.
Mrs Oz cannot deal with death in animals.
Oz, I have a slightly different view of intestinal health than do most people.
I refuse to use drugs on them. I use a lot of yogurt instead. I use the unprocessed, unpasteurized 100% organic apple cider vinegar as someone suggested, in their water. Their feed is fermented with the same cultures.
There is an old adage that perhaps you have heard... "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
With your situation as it is, with a full blown outbreak, you will probably have to treat with what is immediately available. If you have goats around there, put your kitchen gal to work making yogurt to put a little in all of your animals' feed and it will go a long ways toward keeping these outbreaks to a minimum.
At times of stress (such as moving them to new coops) a day or two before you know its going to be done, increase the amount of yogurt in their diet as stress causes the bad bacteria to explode in the intestinal tract but if they had a big gut load of beneficial bacteria, the bad ones wouldn't stand a chance.
I hope I have not offended you in any way with this, if so, please know it was not my intention at all. It is just something I feel quite strongly about. Also, it may be something the common person would have better access to if a problem should develop in the future.
Edited by Lacy Blues - 4/9/14 at 11:10am