Can cocci be passed on through the air?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shay20, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    Ok i had a lady call me, she had purchased some chicks some one, she told me that her chicks has blood in teh poop, i told her to find some corid and start them on that right away. she aks me if cocci can be spread to each other in the same room, she has 2 different brodders going but in teh same room , i could not answer her on that one.
    does any one know this?
     

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, it doesn't spread through the air. It is in the soil, their intestines, therefore when they poop in the water, it can spread that way. It's a protozoan like the one that causes giardia when you drink untreated creek water sometimes. They ingest the organism through pecking on the ground, in poop, etc.
     
  3. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    Ok, thank you for the quick responce, i am going to call her now she is very worried. Thank you.
     

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