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Desperate for help.. please watch

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dgh, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. dgh

    dgh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive been told there is noting wrong with this chicken, that this is not some kind of cough. I find that hard to believe. please watch to the end. I dont know what to think. no change after 1.5 weeks on oxytetracycline and segregation.
     
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    She could have a respiratory disease or worms that affect her throat and breathing. Gapeworm or capillary worms could do that. If it is a respiratory disease, it could be a virus or a fungal one that won't respond to antibiotics. That is not a cough or sneeze, but gaping and stridor, from something in her airway, such as mucus plugs, worms, or something else. I would take her to a vet if possible, but look into her throat with a flashlight while someone holds her, to see if there is something blocking her throat. Then I would worm her with SafeGuard liquid goat wormer 1/4 ml per pound, given 5 days in a row, which would treat both gapeworm or capillary worms. A vet could do a fecal float to look for those worms as well. If it were a virus such as infectious bronchitis or ILT, then it would have to runit's course over several weeks. ILT typically causes blood-tinged mucus from the beak, while IB usually causes sneezing.
     
  3. dgh

    dgh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANKYOU . I just could not believe this could possibly be normal. I am going to call a vet who does chickens,.
     
  4. dgh

    dgh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how sure are you about the dosages? 1/4 ml per pound sounds like a lot, esp when the wormer is for a larger animal.
     
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    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The dosage of SafeGuard is 1/4 ml per pound of weight, so about 1.25 ml for a 5 pound chicken given orally for 5 days. Give it slowly, just a bit at a time by pulling down on her wattles or chin feathers, and then releasing them to let her swallow, and repeat.
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Horses, cows, goats, and sheep get only 0.025 ml per pound, but poultry, dogs, and cats get 0.25 ml per pound, and they get it several days in a row. Confused me at first, but this is what I use on all of mine.

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    -Kathy
     

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