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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EggresiveAli, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chirping

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    Hi guys,

    my speckeldy hybrid did a poop today which had a tiny streak of blood in it, shes fine otherwise.
    could it be cocci, or am i overreacting
     

  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    How old is she? The blood could just be intestinal lining that was shed (this happens occasionally in chickens), or the result of a burst blood vessel or something. But it could also be a sign of Coccidiosis. I'd watch your hen closely over the next couple of days, and treat her for Coccidiosis if necessary.
     
  3. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chirping

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    I'd doubt its cocci as shes lived with us for 10 months
     
  4. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Cocci can appear at any time even in older birds if they become exposed to a different strain which they are not yet immunine too. different strsins can be throughout the soil. I would not discount the possibility of cocci. Coccidosis can be treated with Amprollium brand names are Corid or amprol. Corid
    kills a 9 strains of the cocci while other cocci meds
    only kill around two strains. I would keep a very close
    eye on her. Bloody stool does NOT always have to
    be present for the bird to be infected with the cocci.
    Only certain strains cause bleeding. If she begins to
    lookpuffed up and lethergic I wouldn't hesitate to
    trest her. I wish you the very best and hope this is helpful.
     

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