blackhead????

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by KWAK, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what can i give peacocks to cure blackhead? and how much????
     
  2. featherhead

    featherhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are your bird's symptoms?
     
  3. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use Metronidazole (250 MG) 3 tablets (crushed) to 1 gallon of water.

    Steve
     
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  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Never had any with blackhead, but if they have been house with chicken. My guess the chicken may be carriers. Reason I never house chicken with any of my peafowl. If you do have a chicken that is a carrier , it will not harm the chicken ,but spread blackhead to peafowl or turkey.

    So treat the chicken you have also.

    Myself I never take the risk, guess risk not bad when you only have a few, but my number of past peafowl . A few chicken could cost me thousands
     
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  5. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    Quote:i bought 2 new peacocks and later found out they had black head [​IMG] died last night but still want to know what can cure it for the future...
    where can i get Metronidazole? tsc doesnt have it [​IMG]
     
  6. DMFarm

    DMFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get Metronidazole from a vet they are 500mg I payed 50.00 for 500 tablets I use them on young birds to pervent blackhead 2 tablets per gal of water. Blackhead is carry by earthworms so they don't have to be around chickens to get blackhead. You can order it from cuttler supply http://www.cutlersupply.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_75&products_id=408 these are 250 mg tablets I would put 3 to4 tablets to gal of water.
    Steve check your bottle they should be 250 mg not 25mg
    Doug
     
  7. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It could be 250 MG you know the way Vets write just like Docs you can't read there writing half the time it has 25 then a scratch mark then MG, I did think that 25MG seemed kinda low for this big time drug but what do I know.

    But yes we get ours from the Vet also.

    Steve
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:So true Doug , one reason I warn people not to feed peafowl or even chicken earth worms. That is right they get it more from other ways , but chicken can be carriers without harm to the chicken. Without the person knowing it, can't tell by looking at a chicken if its a carrier or not.

    Another good reason to worm your peafowl also.
     
  9. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes you can also get it from pet stores in the fish supplies... It's called Fish Zole. Amazon has it, 100 tablets for $13 or so.
     
  10. Barney47

    Barney47 Out Of The Brooder

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    How often should you use as a preventative?
     

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