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Blasted Cocci!! Need dosing help.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChooksChick, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I knew we had cocci at least a week ago, and have tried to treat using the only thing I could get around here (and we're NOT rural!! No one has anything!!) I got liquid Sulfa-Nox, which even had dosing instructions for poultry- sulfaquinolone, I think it is. Great!- except it expired in '06!!!

    So I drove to KC it get something from TSC, and they had nothing but an Aureomycin/Sulmet combo powder for drinking water, but "Swine only" is all over it, and I'm not sure how to dose a flock.

    It's not the 12.5%- in fact, it doesn't give any ratio like that or I'd adjust according to what I've found regarding that med...so I'm frustrated, and now we're seeing bloody poo- barely, but it's there. They act normal, and I'd like to KEEP it that way!!!

    Anyone use this combo soluble before successfully, or have a correct dosing for me to use? It's NDC0856-8729-30, a white and yellow foil bag with blue lettering- Fort Dodge is the manf.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    ChooksChick, sorry I can't help you on the sulfa dosage here at work, but in the meantime have you tried feeding them buttermilk, cultured yogurt, or fresh (unpasteurized) whole milk (goat or cow)? These old farm tricks can really help for mild cocci outbreaks in otherwise healthy flocks.

    I soften the layer pellets in water and then mix in the buttermilk or milk product, and lay it out in a shallow dish each day for 4-5 days. Now it may not save a weakened bird with a really nasty case of coccidiosis, but I have had very good results with my own flock (compared to not treating or treating with Amprol/Corid).

    Good luck!
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:I wish I could even GET unpasteurized milk of any kind around here...but I can't. I haven't given them any, but I'll whip up a bunch of good cultured yogurt for them and let them have at it.

    Thanks!!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have no idea except for liquid Sulmet and liquid Corid, which is the one I prefer.
     
  5. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    If the package makes 100 gallons to an envelope you can mix 2 grams or 1/4 a teaspoon in a gallon of water. iam pretty sure thats the break down on it.

    Someone might want to double check me- but thats the dosage I used on my birds on a similar product.
     
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    AND the Merck manual is down, to boot!!!!! Good Grief!

    Thanks for the suggestions- I was told everywhere I went that they are out of Sulmet, and will never find Corid again- no one could tell me why, either? Anyone know what that's about?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I think you can buy Corid online. I buy it a a feedstore in Murphy, NC in a 16 oz bottle.
     
  8. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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