coccidiosis in turkey and quail?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by bkvail, May 6, 2009.

  1. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do turkeys and quail get coccidiosis like chickens and rabbits?

    I treat my rabbits for cocci occasionally (maybe once a year) - mostly when I get something new in the herd or when I notice an issue. All my birds and rabbits are on the same automatic watering system - and when I treat for cocci I use the watering system to deliver the meds - is it OK for the quail and turkeys to get the same meds as the rabbits and chickens? (I use a coccidiostat in the chicken dosage). I wanted to do the turkeys and quail well in advance of butcher time if it's OK for them to have the meds........
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    yes turkeys can get it.

    Steve in NC
     
  3. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:sulmet is what I use and have on hand [​IMG]
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    all animals can get coccidosis even humans
     
  6. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:although I have heard that cocci is species specific - like chickens and rabbits don't get the same strain of cocci.........
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:although I have heard that cocci is species specific - like chickens and rabbits don't get the same strain of cocci.........

    may be so but still all animals can get it and it's actually a microorganism [​IMG]
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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  9. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a preventative put in 1 - 2TSP of Apple Cider Vinegar per gallon of water and give this to all your young and old birds. If they already have it and it is early in the stages you can up the ACV to 3-4 TSP per gallon of water for a week and then drop it down to 2TSP per gallon for 2 weeks and then back down to the 1TSP per gallon for how ever long you like to use it.

    After fighting it and as long a sthey win they will get immunity to it, but if they get it real bad it will hinder their growth and everything for the rest of their life pretty much, even if they fight and win, it causes damage that can not be fixed on the inside.

    All living mammals can get it.
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:ACV you're meaning the true stuff at health food stores correct? the stuff with mother in it? I really need to get some...would like to try it for myself, my dog and my birds. [​IMG] I hear great health benifits from it..... though wheni was younger I kept useing the stuff at walmart with no benifits..and soon learned that it's because the stuff at walmart has no mother in it which is the active ingred. [​IMG] LOL
     

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