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Difference Between Coryza and a Regular Infection?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TwoChicksChix, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. TwoChicksChix

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    Hey everybody,

    So my friend is wondering if anybody can explain how to tell if a chicken has coryza vs a regular respiratory infection? She doesn’t want to have to cull her 6 week old D’uccle if she doesn’t have to.

    The reason we’re asking is because he was sneezing a bit the first day, but then we immediately put him in quarantine and started giving him medicine. Well, he started to get better by the second day which usually I’ve heard that coryza can take them out rather quickly.

    Also, none of her other chickens show any symptoms at all, and coryza is supposed to be highly infectious. I mean, she did have one chicken with an issue way back, but it got better in no time and the only symptom was really lethargy and open mouth breathing.

    Thanks for any and all help
     
  2. Soy Milano

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  3. TwoChicksChix

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    Yes, but it lowers the heath of all other chickens because the one chicken is a carrier for life. So if the chicken gets stressed it can pass it on to others. Plus, it wouldn’t be good for the reproductive health of her flock.
     

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