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Blackhead poo?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KsKingBee, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    We have had this hen turkey for about a month. The previous owner said she treated both of them for blackhead before she sold them to us. One of the hens has been feeling a little off for a couple of days. I was hoping that she was getting ready to start laying again because she has been drooping her wings a bit and standing about cat napping. But this poo makes me wonder if she isn't starting to show signs of blackhead.

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    There is not a lot of light yellow, just enough to make me worry.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That definitely could be blackhead. Treatment for blackhead is metronidazole no less than 30mg/kg by mouth for five days. FWIW, I give mine 60mg/kg for five days and I also worm with Safeguard at 50mg/kg once by mouth and repeat in ten days.

    The most I have heard of vets prescribing is 60mg/kg twice a day and some vets will also recommend Baytril for any secondary infections, but I usually give them 2-3 days metronidazole before I start Baytril.

    The sooner you start metronidazole, the better the outcome.

    -Kathy
     
  3. casportpony

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  4. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Am I going to stuff a tablet down her gullet or am I going to do something else with them?
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What breed and how old?

    -Kathy
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It will be given orally, once or twice a day, that's up to you. My huge BBW turkey hens get 1000mg once a day.

    -Kathy
     
  7. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Royal Palm, 2013 hatch.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I think when my young Royal Palm hen had blackhead I gave her one pill twice a day. I think she weighed about 4kg.

    -Kathy
     
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  9. casportpony

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    How is she today?

    -Kathy
     

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