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Corid and electrolytes together?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jjared, May 29, 2017.

  1. jjared

    jjared Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm treating 9 week old chicks for cocci with Corid in their drinking water, but we've suddenly experienced a heat wave, and they're waning. Can I add some electrolytes to their water that's already treated with Corid? Really concerned about my girls...
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi @jjared Welcome To BYC

    If it's just electrolytes, then you could probably add that to the water as well.
    What dosage of Corid are you using?
     
  3. jjared

    jjared Out Of The Brooder

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    I used 1 1/2 tsp/gal based on a thread by casportpony. You think that's right or too much?
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'm quite sure that it's correct, assuming the info you were reading referred to birds of equal age / size.
     
  5. jjared

    jjared Out Of The Brooder

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    The information didn't specify age/size. I'm a little worried it's too much, but this is a quote taken from the thread I used as a reference for dosing. "also have a call into the mfg of Corid and I'm expecting a call back from them. Just got a call back from them and it is 4.536 grams per gallon. He also said that it's a very safe product and the risk of overdosing is very slim." Praying they'll get well.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You got some good advice - hope all goes well.
     
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  7. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Because chickens don't sweat, electrolytes are a waste of money. However some vitamin and mineral supplements may help. However usually when we get around to using these supplements it may already be too late.
     
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  8. Tenrec

    Tenrec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens don't sweat, but they do poop and pant. Even if it's not sweat, a lot of thermoregging methods in animals revolves around water loss, and by proxy, electrolyte loss. Electrolytes will do them much better than plain water if a bird is dehydrated.

    If they have coccidia bad enough for you to notice, and I assume it is indeed severe with that dosage, then they are already having issues with staying hydrated.

    You can bathe a chicken in cool (not cold!) water to help her thermoregulate, but this depends on how dipping a sick chicken up to her belly in water does you in terms of stress on the bird, your biosecurity, and practicality.
    Good energy towards you guys.
     
  9. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    This is the correct dosage. Give for 5-7days - after you finish Corid treatment offer poultry vitamins and probiotics/yogurt for a couple of days.

    Keep us posted.
     

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