Does regular fecal test at vets cover all chicken things?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Country4ever, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once a year, I test a composite stool of my hens at the vet's office. Will that test cover everything that chicken's might have?
    I didn't know if there was something funky about chickens that would require a stool test beyond what the vet normally does for other animals.
    I just feel that this makes more sense than subjecting a flock of chickens to heavy-duty dewormers, if we're not completely sure they're infected.
    Thanks.
     
  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious about this too. I would rather pay a lab fee than treat unnecessarily. I'll stay posted!
     
  3. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  4. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yer wastin yer money. Vets for chickens usually ain`t worth the powder to put them outta their misery. If you don`t see anything suspicious, don`t worry about them. To answer your question, most times, if one has it, they all do...........Pop
     
  5. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Pop,
    Oh I know vets don't know much about chickens.....but the test they run for worms hopefully is reliable for chickens too.
    I have some hens that seem to have alot of diarrhea right now, but it might just be from them revving up to lay.
     
  6. werecatrising

    werecatrising Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would pay the few extra bucks and ask your vet to send it to a lab for a zinc float. I'm a tech, and run lots of in house fecals. The method they use in the lab is way more sensitive than the method we use for our in house samples.
     

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