Fading away

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by artsyrobin, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Lost another hen to the 'fading' disease- she had never been near the others= all the same symptoms- quit eating, only drinking - poop is dark green with little urates... no other signs- i am clueless- this has been going on periodically since last winter
     
  2. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be roundworms........ just because you don't see any, don't mean they aint got em........ i know this because i started losing birds... everyones fine then 1 slows down/ lethargic..., then dead......... get some wazine, 7 bucks....... add to water..... worth a try........... after treatment i did find a couple dead worms in poo..........good luck
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Wazine only works for roundworms... I would use Safeguard for goats and give .5cc/kg orally, not in water and repeat in 10 days. I would also dust for mites/lice even if they can't be seen. You can get the dust and the wormer at TSC.
     
  4. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    Are they free range or contained?
    What are you feeding?
    Do they have access to light, good ventilation?Clean coop?
    Do you put any thing in drinking water?
    Have you had a fecal test done?
     
  5. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    ok, i gave them safeguard paste- maybe its not doing it? wazine first, then the ivomec drops between their wings, and the safeguard- i will change to the liquid safeguard- this has been an issue for the last 8 months- has had me totally stumped- in this girls case, she was a bantam, kept seperate with her mom, a one legged game hen- the others i lost were all standard size who were able to free range periodically- i havent't had a fecal done-
     
  6. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    go with wazine first........ i think it's the only one for roundworm, and that sounds like your prob......... then ivermectin pour on in 10-14 days...... a few drops on skin between wings....
     
  7. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    I discovered in reading dosages, i wasn't giving them the correct dosage- 1 ounce per gal? i had it in my head a tsp... so 2 T is one ounce... ?
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Yes, 1 tablespoon equals 1 ounce or 29.6cc's
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If you are giving Safeguard for goats (fenbendazole), you can give it at the rate of .5cc/kg as an oral drench. If any are not drinking, they will never get the proper dose of wormer from drinking.
     

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