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Cord and Sulmet help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by abatiekell, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. abatiekell

    abatiekell New Egg

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    Hey guys. I'm currently treating my chicks with Sulmet. I noticed blood on Friday night, and went out Saturday morning to the only store around that had anything, an it was Sulmet. I bought it out of desperation, and last night lost my first chick. I am able to get Corid today. Can I just switch over to a Corid treatment? What is a Sulmet withdrawal? Should I finish out the Sulmet treatment and then do Corid, or is it safe to give them Sulmet for a day and a half, then do a Corid treatment? Please help, my family is devistated at the loss Of our chick, and I don't want to lose any more :(
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You may get differing opinions here. Sulmet treats the 2 worst strains of coccidia, usually the ones causing bloody stools. Corid treats all 9 or more strains. I would be tempted to just keep using the sulmet since you started it. If you have any that aren't responding to it, then switch that one over to Corid, which can be given 1-2 drops undiluted twice a day. Corid dosage is 2 tsp of the liquid Corid, or 1.5 tsp of the powder, per gallon for 5-7 days. Follow up afterward with some vitamins and probiotics or plain yogurt for several days. To make undiluted liquid Corid out of the powder: add 1.5 tsp of the powder to 2 tsp (10 ml) of water.
     
  3. abatiekell

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    Thank you so much for the Corid dosage. I was just scouring the internet trying to make heads or tails of it. The bottle is so confusing. I spoke with the man at the store and he recommended switching to Corid since Sulmet is so hard on the chicks intestinal track.
     
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    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sulmet can be hard on chicks, so it should be used exactly as on the label. It is a sulfa drug antibiotic, and they can be toxic to the kidneys and hearing if used incorrectly. Corid isn't an antibiotic, and is much safer to use. Any drug, though can meet with resistance, and if one is used without success, the other should be tried. Here are some good articles about cocci:
    https://poultrykeeper.com/digestive-system-problems/coccidiosis-in-chickens/
    http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/coccidiosis/index.aspx
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html
     

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