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Cecal or coccidiosis suspicion?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by N0rthernChicks, May 4, 2016.

  1. N0rthernChicks

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    [​IMG] this is the poo in question. I found a few in the coop today and freaked out. I have only had this flock a week so I am airing on the side of caution. Started treated with Corid but wondering if I overreacted
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    It's hard to tell. Not all Coccidiosis type poop has blood in it or looks funky. It is easier to diagnose the bird instead of the poop sometimes. Birds with Cocci will become lethargic, stand in the corner all fluffed up, won't eat or drink, lose lots of weight and eventually die.

    Poop comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, consistencies, etc... As long as funky looking poop is not a regular occurrence, generally there is nothing to worry about.

    All this being said, Corid won't hurt them if you started them on it. It is a thiamine blocker and will inhibit the reproduction of the Cocci. If your birds are on medicated feed, you must remove the medicated and get regular feed when using Corid or you can over medicate.
     
  3. N0rthernChicks

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    They are on regular pellets now. Not medicated so we are ok there. They are acting fine otherwise. Very active. I just worry because this flock is so new to me. I don't know their history at all. I'm also not sure if they've ever been dewormed at all. Any advice to start them on a deworming schedule?
     
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  5. TwoCrows

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    After the worming, I do recommend probiotics to replace any good bacteria killed off during worming.
     

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