Coccidosis, intestinal shed, or?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tstringer, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. tstringer

    tstringer Out Of The Brooder

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    No other systems that I can tell, other than a morning bloody stool? I looked through the pictures of the website someone helpfully posted that showed poops and whats normal. However I am still worried about this. It has been three days.

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    That is blood, not intestinal shed. I would treat for coccidiosis with amprollium or Corid liquid 2 tsp per gallon of water for 5 days. Treat all chickens. After completing give 1 week of vitamins and probiotics in the water. What are the other symptoms?
     
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  3. tstringer

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    No other symptoms, all are eating fine and behaving normally. All are still laying normally as well. I just singled out the hen that I feel the culprit is by checking out their current roost position tonight. I have been using amprollium for two full days now. Is there a time frame when I should see a subsiding, is it the 5 day mark?
     
  4. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    X2 definitely blood. Coccidosis I'd say as well. Do as above post instructed and treat with corid. Corid is amprollium and goes by the name corid or amprol. It will kill all species of cocci.
     
  5. tstringer

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    Will do. Stay tuned
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Corid is also found in a powder form--dosage is1.5 tsp per gallon of water. It is a cattle medicine.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    How old is the bird? I'd probably also treat with Safeguard wormer (liquid or paste) if it's a mature bird. I don't think there are any Tractor Supply stores in your area, and I'm not familiar with the feed stores around San Carlos, so if the store you shop at doesn't have Corid and Safeguard, your best bet is probably Half Moon Bay Feed and Fuel, Sam's Downtown Feed in San Jose or one of the many An Jan's.

    Both items are usually found in the cattle, goat and horse sections.

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