1. Elizafern

    Elizafern Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know if c. Diff can be contracted from chickens ? Im assuming it can be cuz it has to do with the feces. Anyone with info.. please help.. i am curcurrently being treated for c. Diff . They are saying it was possibly antibiotic induced. Have to see infectious disease dr today.
     
  2. Judy

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    You might want to ask your doctor, but I feel certain the answer will be "no."
     
  3. casportpony

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    Were you taking something like Augmentin? I read that that can cause it.

    -Kathy
     
  4. Sonya9

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    I really don't think your chickens gave you c-diff but you may be able to give it to them.

    It is transmitted via contact with feces so if I were you I would be careful not to expose anyone (including animals) to it.
     
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  6. Elizafern

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    I was on flafyl and cipro. They have me back on flagyl to clear it up
     
  7. Judy

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    Be sure you take all the pills. C. diff can be nasty.
     
  8. casportpony

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    Curiously, how long will you be on it? I ask because when my vet prescribed flagyl for clostridium perfringens in my peahen it was for one month.

    -Kathy
     
  9. julie42a

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    Oh good luck with the c.diff! It's nasty business. I got it after two rounds of antibiotics for a dental infection, then had to take flagyl and then vancomycin to get rid of it. No fun at all!!! But it's not from your chickens, its from your antibiotics. They upset the bacteria balance in your gut and let bad bacteria like c.diff grow.
     

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