Many times there are warnings about not giving a particular medication to a chicken because there has not been completed research on it.
Such as Amprolium in medicated feed .
Sulfa drugs have been used on humans for many years (UTI's for one). It works just as well on cocci as Corid. In my way of thinking , many adult chickens have illnesses that we guess at and I try to treat generally covering as many bacteria as I can, including cocci. Especially now when my older exposed chickens seem to waste and I'm trying to figure out how to not let them die.
One of my roosters months ago had wasted down to skin and bones to the point he was napping all the time. He also got dry pox a month before that had affecting him bad. Loss of appetite, multiple pox, lethargy. Last thing was in his skin and bones was he started to get multiple bumbles on his feet that caused him to limp badly and after treating 2 of them - opening them up, I didn't have it in me to continue to torture a chicken that was skin and bones. I had the vet euthanize him. I will always wonder if multi antibiotics and sulfadi. would have saved him long before he got really wasted and weak.
I have gotten sulfadi. from Twincitiespoultry, and probably Valleyvet. I've heard that Tractor Supply carries it, they call it something like DiMeth. Someone here know what's it's called, I'm sure
Edited by seminolewind - 12/10/14 at 10:27am