Chicken with respiratory symptoms that won't go away?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MelissaBA, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple chickens that had been sneezing. I "assumed" it was something respiratory so I treated them with Tylan50. One of them has recovered but the other is still doing the whole sneezing thing. Do I need to treat her again?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    If it is a virus like infectious bronchitis, it will take 4-5 weeks for symptoms to disappear. Antibiotic won't touch viruses, but they can help to prevent secondary bacterial infections that are common with respiratory diseases. Sneezing and runny nose are common with IB, but if there is swelling around the eyes or face, eye foam or drainage, or chest rattles, you may have MG or coryza. Coryza has a bad odor and more pronounced symptoms, and is best treated with sulfa drugs such as Sulfadimethoxine or Sulmet, in combination with Tylan. Just sneezing can be due to environmental things such as ammonia odor or dust in the coop, or inhaling dusty feed.
     
  3. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, where can I find Sulfadimethoxine?
    And how much does each chicken receive?
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Here is a link for Di-Methox powder and they also carry Sulfamed-G which are both brands of sulfadimethoxine: http://www.jefferspet.com/products/di-methox-soluble-powder-107gm

    Note the brand below sold by Mcmurray Hatchery, which has the dosage on the label as 2 teaspoonsful of powder to 1 1/2 gallons of water (not this is 1 1/2 gallon, not 1 gallon.) Give for 6 days. The other brands will have the same dosage for a 107 gram package. It is also available in liquid form.

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  5. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much! Ordering some now!
     
  6. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long after giving them this is the withdrawal from eating eggs?
     
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