cant get corrid is sulmet just as good?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jenlynn4, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    Well I am having my first bout with cocci...someone has started to poop dark red really bloody poo...bad thing is I am sure there all exposed now even though it looks like its just one bird doing it so I am going to treat all of them. I cannot get corrid but the feed store has sulmet.will that work as well? I just got medicated chick starter that has the ampolium in it and gave them some, can I give them the sulmet at the same time I am giving the medicated chick feed? Any advice will be helpful. Thanks JEN
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2011
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Sending you well wishes for your chicks. Never have had to deal with this yet, so I do not know about the sulmet vs. corrid [​IMG] sorry.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sulmet is much harder on their systems, but if that's the only thing you can get, use it if you know they have cocci. It can make their intestines bleed longer than necessary so it's recommended to always use Corid first. Medicated starter has amprolium, which is a thiamine analog, not an antibiotic so Sulmet, which is a sulfa drug, shouldn't be an issue while using the medicated feed. I just never had good luck with Sulmet, which is not effective against one type of cocci (there are 9)
  4. Your local vet should carry Corrid ,I think it is stronger and clears it up faster . If Sulmet is all you can get ,its fine . It works well too just seams to take a lil longer in my experience with it.

  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    And yes, I've read that it's OK to give medicated feed and Sulmet at the same time.

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