45 to 35 in 1 month

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lekafarms, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. lekafarms

    lekafarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Friends!!!

    I have a real big problem and I need help please! I started with 43 girls and 2 boys... oh and a Jake Turkey (Brown Bourbon Turkey). In the last month I got rid of my two boys cause I thought they were the cause of the 8 girls that have died (including 2 today). My husband keeps finding them one by one dead in the coop. After extensive research I believe that my entire flock is either infected or has been exposed to one or more that are infected with coccidiosis. I am getting the medication to treat the entire flock tomorrow. I have a couple of questions for anyone that has experienced this.


    I have eggs in cartons that I have collected in the last week from the entire flock, I am trying to understand if those eggs are still good or not?

    Do I dispose of the eggs during the period that they will be on the medication?

    Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. I have searched the web for these answers and I cannot find them.

    Thank you,

    Sheri
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Eggs are not going to be bad with cocci. If you are treating with Corid, then the eggs will be safe to eat. If you are using sulmet or something else, there will be a withdrawal time.
     
  3. lekafarms

    lekafarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the information. Let me make sure I understand this. The eggs I collected before I realized that some of the flock or all is infected will be ok.
     
  4. lekafarms

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    I am sorry to be a pain, but we gave eggs away and I wouldn't want those people to be ill.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If the turkey died, too, I doubt it's coccidiosis that you're dealing with. Might be a good idea to contact your state vet and arrange for a necropsy.

    ILLINOIS
    Name: Dr. Mark Ernst
    Title: State Veterinarian
    Agency: Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare
    Department: Illinois Department of Agriculture
    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 19281
    Springfield, IL 62794-9281
    Office Address: 801 E. Sangamon Ave., State Fairgrounds
    Springfield, IL 62794-9281
    Office Telephone No: (217) 782-4944
    Fax No: (217) 558-6033
    E-mail : [email protected]

    17 Illinois Illinois Department of Agriculture, Galesburg Animal Disease Laboratory
    Animal Disease Lab
    2100 S Lake Storey Rd
    Galesburg, Illinois 61401
    Phone: 309-344-2451 Fax 309-344-7358

    Illinois University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
    Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
    2001 S. Lincoln
    Urbana, Illinois 61802-6199
    Phone: 217-333-2123 Fax 217-244-2439


    -Kathy
     
  6. lekafarms

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    The Turkey is alive and doing magnificent!
    It is only affecting the chickens and there is bloody stools like what is found in coccidiosis.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Okay, then it could be coccidiosis. Get them started on Corid, ASAP!

    -Kathy
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If another dies, have a necropsy done.

    -Kathy
     
  9. lekafarms

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    Thanks Kathy!!!
     
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yes with blood in the stools, Corid is best to use and treat for coccidiosis. Corid is a thiamine inhibitor, so not an antibiotic, and any eggs whether while having cocci, or being on Corid are perfectly fine to eat and sell.
     

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