Bacterial infection

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kanwil83, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Kanwil83

    Kanwil83 New Egg

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    I have a white leghorn (Betty White) who I've had for almost 3 years. She had a bacterial infection early last (February) year in her ovum duct that caused her to no longer lay.
    A few months later (July) she had a (chicken cold) and was given an antibiotic. Then in October to have a severe bacterial infection (lime green stool) and bumble foot and was given Tylen injections. She stayed inside my home until December to heal and not be around my other hens. She now has the bacterial infection again! Does anyone have any advice on how to treat her to get her healthy or am I fighting a loosing battle? The vet said she is just prone to be the "sick" one.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Your vet could be correct. I'd try some intensive nutritional support like Nutri Drench, probiotics like Gro2Max and make sure the ventilation is optimal. 1 sq. ft. per bird.
    How do you know you had a bacterial infection 5 times? Did you have lab work done each time? Bumblefoot is bacterial but the others could have been something else.
     
  3. Kanwil83

    Kanwil83 New Egg

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    I have taken her to the vet each time and they have done a stool test each time except when she had the cold. Runny nose, sneezing and swollen tonsils. I will try the probiotics and hope it helps. Thank you
     

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