Dark, slimy poo from mature hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by theperdews, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. theperdews

    theperdews Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed a hen that had some dark, slimy/shiny poop yesterday. She also has a little bit of mess on her bottom. Since it's Sunday, the veterinarians are not open to take a stool sample to.

    About 2 months ago, we dewormed for 3 days in a row with fenbendazole, and previously have dewormed about every 2 months rotating with pyrantel and single-day fenbendazole. We were going to deworm with Ivermectin this weekend, but now I think we need to address this hen first before possibly upsetting her system with dewormer.

    My daughter is taking yogurt out to the coop as I am typing.

    I do have Marquis (ponazuril) on hand. Do you think I should treat with Marquis as a precaution in case it's coccidia? If so, what is the dosage for a small/medium-sized hen (she is an Ameraucana, and the smallest of our 3).

    Any other thoughts for today while we wait for a vet to be open tomorrow?

    Thanks,

    Toni
     
  2. theperdews

    theperdews Out Of The Brooder

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    Shoot...I just read a Baycox label (I believe it's similar to Ponazuril/Marquis) and it said to not use in chickens that are laying, or would in the future, lay eggs for human consumption.

    So if you ever use Baycox or Marquis/Ponazuril, can you never eat that chicken's eggs again?

    If you can eat them, I'd still like to know the dosage for Marquis/Ponazuril if anyone has an idea.

    Thanks,

    Toni
     
  3. rrcaviglia

    rrcaviglia New Egg

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    Hi Toni,

    I know you posted this "slimy poo" comment a while ago, but I've just recently had to treat my chickens for coccidia. The Vet prescribed Ponazuril 15mg/ml suspension. I am to give 0.15 ml per 100g body weight once daily for 3 days. Seems to be working. Tried Albon, that did nothing.

    Info for the future.

    Robin
     

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