Drooling Rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Forever Green, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Forever Green

    Forever Green Out Of The Brooder

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    Need some help. I have a 6 y/o Buff Roo, who started acting lethargic and odd within the last week. At first, my husband and I attributed it to aging, but as of yesterday we noted him drooling with a long drool thread coming from his beak through the day. None of the other birds have any symptoms. He does not feel like he has lost weight, and we have not noted any worms.

    We isolated him last night and starting a course of duramycin. Really don't want to introduce dewormer since we have not seen worms and because of his age.

    This roo has been in perfect health his entire life. He has a terrible odor from the drool. So I'm thinking URI.

    Any other thoughts or actions I should be doing?
     
  2. Forever Green

    Forever Green Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have any other thoughts please?
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Can you take him to a vet? Do you have any Baytril, Clavamox, Cipro or Augmentin?

    -Kathy
     
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Any respiratory symptoms such as wheezing, rattling or gurgling when he breaths? Runny or bubbly eyes?

    Since you noted a bad smell I was thinking maybe sour crop? Or infectious Coryza? Any facial swelling? Check his crop first thing in the morning, see if it emptied overnight like it should.

    Just a note about worms: The fact that you do not see any worms does not mean that a bird does not have worms. They can be full of worms to the point that their health starts to decline and you still may not see any. I don't think that what you are dealing with in your rooster has anything to do with worms, just something to think about.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I just read that drooling can be caused by yeast and for that one needs something like fluconazole, ketoconazole or maybe Nystatin.

    -Kathy
     

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