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3yr old rooster sneezing/spitting other wise seems very healthy...?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rikd, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. rikd

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    so i have a white plymouth rock Bantam rooster who has been sneezing and spitting a very little bit when he dose sneeze has been going on for over 3 weeks. i treated him with tylon 50 (6 injections to the beast, one a day for 6 days 1/4cc) with little to no improvement. in all other areas he seems very healthy good comb, legs look fine, no runny nose, no watery eyes, no swelling of face or waddle, eats probably the most out of all my 9 birds, and drinks plenty of water. poop seems fine as well. he has been in quarantine in my garage in a large cage with one of my Phoenix bantam hens (dosent lay anymore figured use her to test if contagious. she was also given the tylon but she has been in there for 2 weeks or more with no signs of sneezing or any sickness... any ideas... no other bird is sick either, i guess what im looking for is suggestions on what to do, is he sick...? i would just "cull" but he made it to national showing (didnt place but made it) and is used for studding. but i will do what i must to protect my flock but i have read many things on the subject... ultimately not looking to keep a sick bird around but maybe it's allergies or something non contagious. thoughts...?
     
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  3. rikd

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    oh and to be clear the Phoenix has not layed any egg in over 7 months seems fine just old and wore out
     
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  5. MrsBrooke

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    Do you notice that he sneezes mostly after eating? Or does this continue all day, every day?

    Have you investigates his sinuses for a potential blockage?

    MrsB
     
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    more so after eating (dry feed) but its all day everyday was every 2-5 mins before tylon now its spaced pretty well but still all day about 5-15 mins apart
     
  7. rikd

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    ya his nose seems fine as far as i can tell by just looking
     
  8. MrsBrooke

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    I'm glad the Tylan seems help.

    Check him over for lice and mites... Part the feathers around his vent and see if you see any reddish-brown bugs or clumps of eggs at the base of his feather shafts.

    I had a sneezy roo, and the external parasites knocked him back just enough for a respiratory thing to set in.

    As soon as I threated him for parasites, he was back to normal. :)

    Hope that helps!

    MrsB
     
  9. harmesonfarm

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    How would you check the sinuses for blockage? Just by looking at them? (probably a silly question)
     
  10. MrsBrooke

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    No such thing as a silly question!

    I'd get a super bright LED light and check his nares and inside his mouth. Granted, if there's something REALLY far in there, you won't be able to see it, but it's always worth a look!! :D

    MrsB
     
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