Flushes for aiding in toxin removal

Isaac 0

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Jul 19, 2016
I feel like its worth mentioning that there is a little bit more that needs to be taken into account before giving your bird these flushes. Sometimes by the time you get your hand on a bird that has ingested something toxic, it may already be dehydrated, under no exception should you use any of these flushes until the bird has been properly been warmed and then rehydrated, and for the normal bird owner rehydration could be via a tube or subcutaneously. And after the flush, more fluid therapy may be required.

And unless the bird is drinking fluids, the flush should be administered into the crop via tube not drinking water.

Activated Charcoal has little effects on cases of heavy metal poisoning, mineral oil given tube would be a better substitute.


Feb 3, 2020
information for treatments read online should always be researched for yourself. It is always best to consult an avian vet when dealing with illness in geese. The information below is how WE dose and use the flushes here on our farm.


Epsom Salt Flush:
3 Tsp. Epsom Salts.
1 ½ Cups water
¼ – ½ gram vitamin and electrolyte powder * Optional
2 – 3 times a day for 3 days or until a full recovery is made.

Molasses Flush:
1 cup Molasses
2 ½ gallons water
5 – 6 grams vitamin and electrolyte powder * Optional
! !Do not exceed 8 hours ! ! After 8 hours replace Molasses flush with vitamin and electrolyte water

Activated Charcoal Slurry
1 tsp. Activated Charcoal Powder
8 oz. – Pure Water
Dose 6 – 8 times daily

**These flushes will cause slight to moderate dehydration as they work to expel toxins and foreign matter from your birds system. After giving a flush, offer a steady supply of vitamin and electrolyte fortified water until a full recovery is made.

we prefer to use steamed oats (quacker like humans eat) and mashed egg when a bird is ill. Isolated into a dog kennel, covered to keep darker and quiet and keeping stress to a minimum.
Are the mashed eggs cooked or uncooked?

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