Coccidiosis twice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GoldenSparrow, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If a chicken gets Coccidiosis once, and recovers with out meds.
    can she get it again a year later ? and can she recover with out meds again?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Not sure which disease you are asking about. Coccidiosis, maybe?
     
  3. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, Sorry I couldent spell it [​IMG]

    I am a really bad speller [​IMG]

    I fixed it [​IMG]
     
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  4. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normally after one bout of infection the chick becomes immune, but only to that strain. That means if she comes upon a different strain of coccidia she may develop symptoms again.

    But as I understand it the strains work differently so the symptoms would also differ slightly. And by a year of age most birds would have full immunity if they've been on the ground the whole time.

    She may have another issue going on, whether that's causing the symptoms or causing her to be a little more vulnerable to a new strain of cocci.

    I would suspect something else — what are you seeing?

    cheers
    Erica
     
  5. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shes slow, and sits or stands in one place for a long time.
     

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