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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by KWAK, Jan 20, 2011.
what can i give peacocks to cure blackhead? and how much????
What are your bird's symptoms?
We use Metronidazole (250 MG) 3 tablets (crushed) to 1 gallon of water.
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
Quote:i bought 2 new peacocks and later found out they had black head died last night but still want to know what can cure it for the future...
where can i get Metronidazole? tsc doesnt have it
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
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.
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.
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.
How often should you use as a preventative?