CRD? Not sure.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Callous, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Callous

    Callous Out Of The Brooder

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    I putdown one of my Ameraucana’s yesterday she had been suffering from what I believe is either CRD or pneumonia. Her eyes were bubbly and face swollen with a heavy wheezing or breathing. We had her isolated or quarantined from the others and started giving her Duramycin-10 for about a week without any good result. The Duramycin-10 was suggested by our local Farm Supply store.

    Last night we noticed that our Silver Wyandotte was exhibiting the same early symptoms. I did give her some of the Duramycin-10 but decided to get some Tylan 50 and gave her, her first injection this afternoon. Everyone here seems to lean towards the Tylan for respiratory problems so I’m trying it.

    I have quarantined her and cleaned the coop and sprayed down with a mild bleach solution. I’m hoping this will not become an epidemic that will take out all of the birds.

    Any other Ideas as to what I can do?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I have no idea, but hope someone else posts what they think.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

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    It does sound like it could be CRD. However, so many respiratory diseases are so similar. If the Duramycin didn't work, it might be a viral disease, or the Duramycin might not have been a strong enough antibiotic. Its good that your are trying Tylan, as it should work if its a bacterial disease like CRD. If you don't notice any improvement after it, though, its likely a viral disease.

    Keep her quarantined from the other birds, and watch the other birds for signs of disease. Chances are, the rest of your flock has likely been infected already. I recommend giving the flock some electrolytes and probiotics to help keep their immune systems strong, which should help keep them from getting the disease.

    Give the infected bird supportive care. Keep her warm and out of drafts, and give some electrolytes. Don't give probiotics or other dairy products while using antibiotics. Make sure that she gets enough to eat. Try giving her some scrambled egg, raw egg yolk, applesauce, or moistened chicken feed.

    If the Tylan is working, you should see improvement by the third day.

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. Callous

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    What would you suggest if it is a virus?

    Thanks, I’ll start the rest of the flock (11 chickens - 2 Egyptian Fayoumis, 6 Ameraucana’s, 1 Buff Orpington,1 Rhode Island Red and a mixed) on some electrolytes and probiotics first thing tomorrow.

    What about yogurt for them and oatmeal?
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    If its a virus, you can't really do anything. Give supportive treatment, like electrolytes, probiotics, good food, and keep them warm and hydrated. Yogurt and oatmeal are good ideas.
     
  6. Callous

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    Day 4 giving the Tylan to the Silver Wyandott hen and she is doing much better. No more bubbly eyes and she no longer has the wheezy sound breathing. Tomorrow I’m going to give her a half dose then maybe returns her to the flock.

    The rest of the flock has not shown any symptoms so far and I have lots of the Tylan and needles left just in case.
     
  7. Roo Boy

    Roo Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is the rest of the flock? Did they ever show signs of infection?
     
  8. Callous

    Callous Out Of The Brooder

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    None of the others showed any symptoms and our Silver Wyandotte is back in the flock now.
     

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