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dosage of echinacea for sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by croydongals, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. croydongals

    croydongals Hatching

    Mar 8, 2012
    I am looking for the correct dosage of echinacea to give a sick gal. she has a breathing issue. I brought her in and have nursed her back to eating and drinking but she still seems to have a breathing issue. It's been 3 weeks, she was pretty weak when I first brought her in. I feed her chicken broth, carrot puree, and her favorite GRAPES. She is walking and talking but just can't seem to shake the gasping. I have looked and I see nothing in your mouth/throat......

    I have heard echinacea is a great herbal remedy and would like to know how to dose her.
    She breaths with mouth open if excited and then shakes her head and sneezes a lot, but no discharge. I would love any comments on the use of echinacea pros's or cons......or any other ideas of remedy.

  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I stole this info from another poultry forum:

    Dosage for Small Animals: On the basis of human studies and traditional preparations, hydroethanalic liquid extracts may be preferred.

    Dried herb: 25-300mg/kg, divided daily (optimally, 3 times daily); can be given at higher doses and more frequently in acute stages of infection.

    Infusion and decoctions: 5-30g per cup of water, administered at a rate of 1/4 - 1/2 cup per 10kg, divided daily (3 times a day).

    Tincture (usually in 40%-70% ethanol): 0.5-1.5ml per 10kg, divided daily (3 times) and diluted or combined with other herbs (acute infections may require more frequent high doses that exceed this range).

    I have never used this herb on poultry, so I have no way of verifying this info, but here it is should you want to read it and/or use it.

    Good luck.
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  3. Nandinaberry

    Nandinaberry In the Brooder

    Oct 23, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I found the book Natural Remedies for Poultry Diseases by Mark Gilberd, which is excellent, available for Kindle:

    The book lists and explains diseases and has sections on homeopathy and herbs and their usage according to whether the affliction is bacterial, fungal or viral.

    This is the information I've been looking for for ages, and go by it for the correct dosages. The author gives much needed insight into the aspects of healing and managing disease in poultry, explains how homeopathy works, and recommends both emergency and long term treatments, ususally beginning with Echinacea and Garlic.

    Gathering more information from the herbalist, Susun Weed, I also learned that E. angustifolia is preferable to E. purpurea.
  4. Priscilla's mom

    Priscilla's mom In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2017
  5. Priscilla's mom

    Priscilla's mom In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2017
    Just an fyi...10 kg is 22 pounds. i kg is 2.2 pounds

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