Apple cider vinenager and corid?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hills0816, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Hills0816

    Hills0816 Out Of The Brooder

    I have some 14 week old birds with coccidiosis right now. I am tarting them corid by syringe to make sure they are getting the right amout they need and the first day or so they were not eating. But I heard someone say to put apple cider vinenager in their water for their digestive, and also for them to drink more because they like the taste. So I did that for the first day and then I was told not to when they have corid? I couldn't get an answer why this would be bad. Has anyone heard not to and why? I have a preventive dosage in the water with the rest of my flock and would like to at least put some on that one. Thanks!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    ACV can be irritating to the intestines when they are sick, painful, and bleeding. It also shouldn't be mixed into a drug like Corid since it can change it chemically. I'm sure others have done this without problems, but ACV just isn't necessary when treating for cocci.
     
  3. Hills0816

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    Thank you :) is there something that would be good to put in their water to encourage drinking with the corid in?
     
  4. Eggcessive

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    Chickens with coccidiosis have pain in their abdomen, and even though they want to eat and drink, they may not feel like it. I have never tasted Corid, so I don't know if it is that bad tasting as some antibiotics are. You could play around with it with a small amount by trying a little plain yogurt or some strawberry jam, but I think they will drink it if they are thirsty. Many give a drop or 2 of undiluted Corid by mouth, just to get some medicine into them, and they may later start drinking again. But dropper feed it if you need to, and don't over dilute it with additives.
     
  5. cafarmgirl

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    I agree, don't add anything to the dose of Corid. They will start drinking better on their own when they start feeling better, which usually doesn't take long. I dose sick birds with an eye dropper with the medicated water every couple hours the first day if I have to, I've never had one that didn't perk up and start drinking well on it's own after that. The taste of the Corid doesn't seem to be an issue with them at all.
     
  6. casportpony

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    How are the two sickest doing?

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  7. Hills0816

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    All my birds are back together! Last dosage was done in main water today just t make sure all is well! Thanks so much for all the help!
     
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  9. Hills0816

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    Yes all are doing great! We ended up separating one more and now all three are doing great and all are back together! Happy and healthy!
     
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