Day 5 - then what? - Sulfadimethoxine 12.5 % Solution

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by arosenzweig, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. arosenzweig

    arosenzweig Chirping

    May 25, 2014
    The Question: After day 5, then what?

    The Situation:

    We adopted two lovelies from our county fair and quarantined them inside the house just to be safe.

    Well, a day or two later they started acting really sleepy and then we found blood in the stool. Most likely Cocci.

    In the past, we had bad luck with Corrid (Amprolium) so this time we decided to use Sulfadimethoxine 12.5 % Solution.

    Right now, our two sweeties look energetic and their stools have improved, we are on day 4 of treatment.

    Here is what we know:

    1) Only give 5 days of treatment.

    2) Don't give vitamins etc. during this time because it could feed the Cocci.

    3) Change the treated water daily and make sure it is their only source of water and monitor that they are, in fact, drinking it.

    4) If they are laying eggs, don't eat the eggs for at least a month *after* stopping treatment. But that is just a guess because there are no studies and technically nobody knows the withdrawal time. But when you reason it out, most would agree that one month is plenty enough to be safe.

    Here is what we don't know:

    1) After Day 5 we must stop treatment, but then what?

    What would you do? Do you just monitor them and if they get sick again repeat? Should we give them Corrid for a while starting on Day 6?

    The two birds are roughly 5 months old right now. Just want them to get better, get adjusted, and when the time is right introduce them to the flock so they can have a happy life and make us giggle at the same time.

    Thank you,
    -- Aaron
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    After you stop treatment on Day 5, they should be cured. You do not need to treat with any other Coccidiosis medication at that point. However, I would give them vitamins/electrolytes and possibly probiotics for a week after the treatment ends, in order to boost their immune system and intestinal health.
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    You say you haven't had much luck with Corid, could it be that you weren't using the correct dose?

    Per gallon the doses are as follows:

    The preventative dose (.006%) for Corid Powder is 1/3 teaspoon.
    The preventative dose (.006%) for Corid liquid is 1/2 teaspoon.

    The moderate outbreak dose (.012%) for Corid Powder is 3/4 teaspoon.
    The moderate outbreak dose (.012%) for Corid liquid is 1 teaspoon.

    The severe outbreak dose (.024%) for Corid Powder is 1.5 teaspoons
    The severe outbreak dose (.024%) for Corid liquid is 2 teaspoon.

    FDA recommendations:
    Indications: For the treatment of coccidiosis.
    Amount: Administer at the 0.012 percent level in drinking water as soon as coccidiosis is diagnosed and continue for 3 to 5 days (in severe outbreaks, give amprolium at the 0.024 percent level); continue with 0.006 percent amprolium-medicated water for an additional 1 to 2 weeks."

    And this link has these instructions:
    "Poultry - as Soon As Caecal Coccidiosis Is Diagnosed, Give 0.024% Amprolium In The Drinking Water For 5 To 7 Days. Continue The Treatment With 0.006% Amprolium Medicated Water For An Additional One To Two Weeks. No Other Source Of Drinking Water Should Be Available To The Birds During This Time."

  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
  5. arosenzweig

    arosenzweig Chirping

    May 25, 2014
    Thank you everyone for your replies.

    About the problems with corrid... We *used* to use medicated feed which contained amprolium and then when we noticed problems we supplemented with corrid in the water. We lost three chicks. We did use the "severe outbreak dose" that was mentioned by carportpony. By the way, your replies are always so helpful, thanks for giving those numbers to everyone. I know Corrid works well for many people but for us it didn't.

    Thanks dawg53 and bantomLover21. We'll give them probiotics and vitamins after Day 5, sav-a-chik brand.

    Thank you,
    -- Aaron

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