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Coccidiois?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Heather94, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think 1 or 2 of my chicks may have coccidiosis? Bloody runny poo :\ about 2.5 weeks old. I've started them on corrid 20% ampollium powder in their water (today is day 2). 2 chicks died yesterday and last night. Just noticed the bloody poo yesterday and started them on corrid as soon as we noticed but I think it was too late for the 2 chicks :(

    Anyways. I'm still seeing a bit of bloody poo. When should all their poos look normal?

    Also, does medicated chicks starter keep them from getting cocidiosis?? I've been giving them medicated starter/grower since hatch.

    So far most poos are back to normal, but there are still a few bloody poos. When should they be completely back to normal??
     
  2. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone??? Help
     
  3. hayscountyfarm

    hayscountyfarm New Egg

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    You did good medicating them unfortunately bloody stool is a confirmation of present coccidiosis the best is continue to medicate for 10 days strait also add some yougurt to their feed to get some of that good bacteria back in to their gut, change their water daily and I would move them from where they are right now to new ground. Hope that helps
     
  4. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are in a plastic tub brooder ATM. Has been cleaned daily (today and yesterday). Normally is cleaned every few days to a week.

    I am making and changing their water daily.

    Does it matter what kind of yogurt I buy? Is there a specific type to buy?
     
  5. hayscountyfarm

    hayscountyfarm New Egg

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    coccidiosis is transmitted by their poop if you have them in a tub you will need to change their bedding quite a few times through the day otherwise you will have a never ending problem and will come back again. Get plain yougurt and make sure after you're done medicating to give plain water for 3 days and follow with 2 TBS of apple cider vinegar to a gallon on their water once a week, it will helps to prevent it from coming back.
     
  6. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I will do that! Thanks a lot!
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would use the Corid dosage of 1 1/2 tsp of the powder or 2 tsp of the liquid per gallon of water, changed daily for 5-7 days only. Give vitamins and probiotics (or yogurt) for several days afterward. Then you may give them a 1/3 of that dose for an additional 5 days. Usually, chicks will become tolerant to cocci in the soil and bedding from 11-20 weeks old. Apple cider vinegar will not prevent cocci, and it's use after such an intestinal infection in young chicks would be very irritating.
    Here are some good links to read on cocci:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html

    Updated - Corid and Amprol (amprolium) Dosing
    by casportpony


    Due to some confusion on dose amounts regarding the powder, I decided to do some research and this is what I have so far. For those of you that use powder Corid, if you have been using 1/2 teaspoon per gallon (~270mg) you haven't been using enough.

    The preventative dose (.006%) for Corid Powder is 1/3 teaspoon.
    The preventative dose (.006%) for Corid liquid is 1/2 teaspoon.

    The moderate outbreak dose (.012%) for Corid Powder is 3/4 teaspoon.
    The moderate outbreak dose (.012%) for Corid liquid is 1 teaspoon.

    The severe outbreak dose (.024%) for Corid Powder is 1.5 teaspoons
    The severe outbreak dose (.024%) for Corid liquid is 2 teaspoon.

    Corid mixing instructions for preventative (.006%) and moderate (.012%) outbreak dosing.
    http://www.corid.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/CORID Slim Jim-All.pdf

    Amprol 20% powder:
    http://www.asp-inc.com/products/documents/prodinfo/a/amp128.pdf

    Amprol 9.6% liquid:
    http://www.asp-inc.com/products/documents/prodinfo/a/amp96.pdf

    FDA recommendations:
    http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/animaldrugsatfda/details.cfm?dn=013-149
    "Chickens
    Indications: For the treatment of coccidiosis.
    Amount: Administer at the 0.012 percent level in drinking water as soon as coccidiosis is diagnosed and continue for 3 to 5 days (in severe outbreaks, give amprolium at the 0.024 percent level); continue with 0.006 percent amprolium-medicated water for an additional 1 to 2 weeks."
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2017
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  8. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hayscountyfarm has given you great advice.But just to add cocci infected chicks will usually lower there water intake meaning that they wont drink that much of the corid so you should give them water via eye dropper or a 3cc syringe or another simple way is to cup your hands with water and dip there beaks in it a few drops of plain corid will also help and will speed up the process(Just don't aspirate them,let them drink)
     

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