cocciliosis in turkeys - Appreciate advice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by McGoo, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looking for advice on how to treat this disease.

    My ds and dil are raising turkeys for the first time. And the turkeys were a bit overcrowded in the brooder. So they've been separated, but not before this problem occurred.

    I've researched that you should use one/or all of these drugs. Toltrazuril, Sulphonamides (e.g. Sulphaquinoxaline), Amprolium.

    They are wanting to get them to pasture soon, but also want to treat them.

    What's been your experience? Looking for your advice.

    thanks all.
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    I was advised to keep Amprolium on hand for my chickens... I've not experienced it in turkeys, though... Hopefully someone with more experience will be along shortly. [​IMG]
    [​IMG] good luck!
  3. Chickfever

    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2007
    Southwest VA
    I had an outbreak of cocci several weeks ago. I treated my turkeys the same as my chicks since they were all in the same brooder. 3 of my 12 made it [​IMG]. Most of them were REALLY sick by the time I figured out what on earth was going on (long story short, got some hatchery chicks from someone, ended up having cocci and destroyed my newly hatched flock [​IMG] ..... lesson learned: QUARANTINE all new chicks/chickens). Anyway, I used Sulmet from my local farm store going by the dosage for chicks. It has a dosage on the back for turkeys.

    Good luck and hope they do okay!

    AND, the sooner they are treated (if they have cocci), the better the chances of their survival!!
  4. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the advice. So I will be sure to relay the information to my son. Treatment soon!

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