eye problem may be IB please ASAP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spookykim, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. spookykim

    spookykim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my mothers EE has an eye problem that we think could be from IB. we went to the feed store to get the tylan-50 but they do not have it. they told us we could use Duramycin-10 tetracycline hydrochloride soluble powder. anyone know if it would help her chicken?
     
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  2. spookykim

    spookykim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just need to bump this cause she has to leave soon
     
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    spookykim Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked it up and I think those meds would be ok but tylan is better
     
  5. spookykim

    spookykim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thanks but have to ask where you found the info because I looked it up online and only seen places that sell it.
     
  6. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bwebb is right. tetracycline hydrochloride will work but Tylan is much better. Tractor supply carries it and it would be worth getting. If you can do the injectable tylan, that would be the best. The tetracycline hydrochloride will take about 3-4 days until you see any improvement and roughly 10 days (maybe more depending on severity) to completely remedy. Any water soluble that you use is highly dependant on the sick chicken drinking enough of it. If in 10 days you find the ailment not gone yet, you may need to get something stronger like tylan50.
     
  7. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Infectious Bronchitis, IB
    Related Products:
    Nobilis IB 4/91

    Extracted From:

    A Pocket Guide to
    Poultry Health
    and
    Disease

    By Paul McMullin
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    Introduction
    This infection, probably the commonest respiratory disease of chickens, was first described in the USA (N. Dakota, 1931). Its affects vary with: the virulence of the virus; the age of the bird; prior vaccination; maternal immunity (young birds); and complicating infections (Mycoplasma, E. coli, Newcastle disease).

    Morbidity may vary 50-100% and mortality 0-25%, depending on secondary infections. The cause is a Coronavirus that is antigenically highly variable; new sero-types continue to emerge. About eight sero-groups are recognised by sero-neutralization. Typing by haemagglutination-inhibition is also used. These differences are due to structural differences in the spike proteins (S1 fraction).

    Infection is via the conjunctiva or upper respiratory tract with an incubation period of 18-36 hours. The infection is highly contagious and spreads rapidly by contact, fomites or aerosol. Some birds/viral strains can be carriers to 1 year. The virus, which may survive 4 weeks in premises, is sensitive to solvents, heat (56°C for 15 mins), alkalis, disinfectants (Formal 1% for 3 mins). Poor ventilation and high density are predisposing factors.

    Signs

    Depression.
    Huddling.
    Loss of appetite.
    Coughing, gasping, dyspnoea.
    Wet litter.
    Diarrhoea.
    Diuresis.
    Post-mortem lesions

    Mild to moderate respiratory tract inflammation.
    Tracheal oedema.
    Tracheitis.
    Airsacculitis.
    Caseous plugs in bronchi.
    Kidneys and bronchi may be swollen and they and the ureters may have urates.
    Diagnosis
    Tentative diagnosis is based on clinical sgns, lesions and serology. Definitive diagnosis is based on viral isolation after 3-5 passages in chick embryo, HA negative, with typical lesions, flourescent antibody positive and ciliostasis in tracheal organ culture.

    Serology: HI, Elisa (both group specific), SN (type specific), DID (poor sensitivity, short duration, group specific).

    Differentiate from Newcastle disease (lentogenic and mesogenic forms), mycoplasmosis, vaccinal reactions, Avian Influenza and Laryngotracheitis.

    Treatment
    Sodium salicylate 1gm/litre (acute phase) where permitted - antibiotics to control secondary colibacillosis (q.v.).

    Prevention
    Live vaccines of appropriate sero-type and attenuation, possible reactions depending on virulence and particle size. Maternal immunity provides protection for 2-3 weeks. Humoral immunity appears 10-14 days post vaccination. Local immunity i
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    I looked up treatment for colibacillosis and there were antibx listed was tetracycline
    and that was on thepoultrysite.com
     
  8. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
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    describe in detail the eye problem..

    is the eye swollen?
    have mucus?
    stuck closed?

    what other symptoms does she have that make you think she has IB?
     
  9. spookykim

    spookykim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:my mom was reading and seen another case that sounded like hers where people were saying it was IB. she is the one that asked me to ask. from what she told me her eye is bubbly swollen with puss coming from it. she also said that she is starting to lose a lot of weight. I will call her later and find out more info.
     

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