Can i use sulphaquin to combat a respiratory disease?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RareFeathers, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. RareFeathers

    RareFeathers In the Brooder

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    i don't have anything else at the moment, and i have a leghorn hen who's wheezing a fair bit. i can't buy anything else from anywhere in town, so yeah, what the question says. any and all help appreciated.

    thanks

    james
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Sulphaquin is used mainly to treat coccidia and may or may not help with wheezing.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    is Sulfaquin the same as sulfamethazine, sulmet?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    You don't know what the hen has; naturally, if its viral, no antibiotic will help. Sulmet is for Coryza but not recommended for other stuff that's respiratory in nature. And she could remain a carrier if it's one of those type diseases anyway.
     
  5. RareFeathers

    RareFeathers In the Brooder

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    alright, thanks everyone. i'll see what i can find online
     

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