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HELP!!!!!! BRONCHITIS!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OreoPlymothRock, Apr 18, 2012.

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  1. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please Help!!! My brother's chicken has a Respiratory disease! Please, is there any cure? I am so worried. Is our first time raising chickens and one of them has a foamy eye. Is there any cure? Please! Someone help!!![​IMG]
     
  2. dawg53

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    There are no cures for respiratory diseases, only treatments for the symptoms.
     
  3. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some sites that you can make sure you know what your chicken has.
    This might not be whats wrong look at other diseases too. to be sure.

    Survivors of IB are immune but will always be carriers.

    http://www.raising-chickens.org/common-chicken-ailments.html

    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

    http://poultrykeeper.com/poultry-diseases-and-disorders.html




    Infectious Bronchitis



    Incidence: common chicken ailment worldwide
    System/Organ affected: respiratory
    Symptoms: in birds of all ages: gasping, coughing, sneezing, wet eyes, nasal discharge.
    Cause: several strains of coronavirus that survive no more than one week off chickens and are easily destroyed by disinfectants. Will only infect chickens.
    Transmission: the most contagious poultry disease; spreads by contact with infected birds or their respiratory discharges. It can travel up to 1,000 yards in the air.
    Prevention: Good management. Avoid mixing birds from different sources. Vaccinate with strains of virus found locally.
    Treatment: electrolytes in drinking water. Keep birds warm and well fed and avoid overcrowding. Survivors or permanentlyimmune, but become carriers.
     
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  4. dawg53

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    There is no way to tell what disease it is without a blood sample drawn, possible a fecal sample analyized, or a necropsy performed.
     
  5. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I agree having these things done by a vet would be great. I can not afford them nor will I take a chicken to them... Some Do.

    I have no experience when it comes to these sicknesses. I have not had to deal with them yet.

    That is why I am here trying to learn from all the " HELP ME PLEASE! " posts....and what you and the other OT's have to say to them.

    For me...I would need to do lots of research to find out what's wrong. (that's why I try to get links to them) Before I make the decision that I need to kill my entire flock or IF treatment was an option.

    I would kill my flock and start over, no problem...... Some Don't.

    I must just want to help too much.
     
  6. hiddenflock

    hiddenflock Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of our Buff Orpingtons got Bronchitis two months or so ago. We put medication in her water, but it didn't seem to be working. After a while, we just took out the medicine and put in apple cider vinegar. It was either time or the apple cider vinegar that cured her.

    Your chicken might sneeze a lot, may look and act tired sometimes, and the eye might end up looking pretty bad, meaning swelling or a
    heavy amount of bubbles. These symptoms occured in our chicken. Also, you might see traces of the swelling even after the sickness.

    This is an illness that just runs its course. All you can really do for it is put in some apple cider vinegar, or some medicine that you put in the water.

    Be aware, the sickness is contagious, and it can stay for a while!!
     
  7. dawg53

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    There's a couple more symptoms that go along with IB. Wrinkled eggs and watery whites in the egg when cracked open. THEN, I would suspect IB. However, the OP hasnt described any symptoms at all and there's no way to tell what disease it is. Alot of the symptoms for these types of diseases are basically the same...MG and coryza come to mind. With coryza, there's a foul odor around the head/nostril area, otherwise I'd suspect MG if this was the case. But again the OP hasnt stated what the symptoms are. Here's a link to respiratory diseases in poultry, hope this helps: BTW, I'm with you on the culling part.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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  8. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going with what the OP thought it might be. HELP!!!! BRONCHITIS!!! I agree They all have the same symptoms. There wasn't a lot of information in the post and hasn't been back online to give more. So mine are as always a shot in the dark. I also added some links for OP to look at. Hoping that when reading it.... might trigger a memory of a symptom or something.
    I always want to help.....And It gets me in trouble sometimes......



     
  9. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! The chicken is cured thanks to the apple cider vinegar! Thank you hiddenflock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Okay, now, let's be clear here: Apple Cider Vinegar does not cure Infectious Bronchitis.

    It does not cure anything, only gives vitamins, minerals and helps with gut pH, may help alleviate some symptoms, if that. Don't want anyone going around saying their chicken was cured of infectious disease by ACV. [​IMG] Not to mention, you don't even know that's what the problem was. Could have been a bacterial sinusitis or other issue.
     
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