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Coccidiosis and other symptoms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jacqdiva, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Jacqdiva

    Jacqdiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a group of chicks with Araucanas and Orpingtons that I suspect have coccidiosis. Some just gasp and others have a cough/sneeze, runny eyes, and there are some with blood in their faeces. I have them quarantined. All other groups of chicks and adult birds are so far ok. I sent my husband to the livestock store and they sold him some drops called cocci vet by Vetafarm. It says for pigeons and ornamental birds. I googled it and it actually says it can treat all birds. The active constituents are amprolium 80g and Ethopabate 5.1g, the bottle is 50ml. Does anyone have experience here. I am in Australia and I hear you all talk of corrid, but the store didn't know anything else to prescribe. Advice ANYONE? :he
     
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  2. coppertop2014

    coppertop2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh sorry syringe feed them food
     
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    coppertop2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will not eat.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I answered on your other post, but it sounds like they have coccidiosis as well as a possible respiratory disease. Coccidiosis can cause a decrease in appetite and drinking because of abdominal pain, but you may need to syringe or dropper feed the medications to help them. Respiratory diseases such as ILT, infectious bronchitis, MG. and coryza are carrier diseases which may infect your whole flock. Antibiotics such as Tylan, oxytetracycline, and erythromycin may be used to treat symptoms. Here is some reading about these diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  5. Jacqdiva

    Jacqdiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help.
     

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