chicks with strep

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rbaker0345, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. rbaker0345

    rbaker0345 Big Mamma Brahma

    I have some chicks, about 3 weeks old who just finished treatment for campylobacter with erythromycin. Now they have diarrhea. I did a fecal flotation and they have no coccidia but they do have an abundance of strep in their feces. I dont want to medicate with antibiotics again. Wanted to see what my BYC friends might recommend for treating this problem.
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Treatment with antibiotics can disturb the balance of bacteria in the gut. Feeding a probiotic, or even yogurt, can help restore balance to the intestine.
  3. rbaker0345

    rbaker0345 Big Mamma Brahma

    I've given them probiotics along with l-glutamine but I was thinking that I could do more to inhibit the strep. I've never seen such long chains of cocci bacteria in their feces before.Is it safe to give chickens oregano oil if it's diluted with another oil like coconut? Does anybody know?

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