help!!!! Coccidiosis help needed!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Qualara, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had ttwo babies die yesterday very unexpectedly. They are between 3 and 2 months old. They are pooping red very were. I gave them a preventive about a month ago and yesterday I started another dose of medication. What else can I do?????? Please help me save my babies. :(
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    What preventative did you give? And are they on Corid now?
     
  3. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used Amprolium 200. Its a preventive and treatment. I live in Australia so I might not get some meds you do.
     
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Amprolium should take care of it, look to see if there are different doses for preventative versus treating an outbreak, may need to mix it stronger. Were they out on the ground a month ago when they got the medication the first time? If not it won't do any good, they have to have exposure at the same time so they can build immunity.

    As far as right now, make sure they are actually drinking well on their own, a lot of times they don't feel great and won't drink enough. It might be a good idea to give it to them directly with an eye dropper or small, needless syringe several times a day if you can, until things start to clear up.
     
  5. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the treatment you just treat them for a few days more then the preventive. No they weren't on the ground when I gave it to them I didn't know. :(
    I'll bring the super sick ones inside and give it to them by syringe. Thank you.
     
  6. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Good luck with them, hope they make it! Be careful giving it directly, just a little at a time slowly in the side of the beak, don't want them aspirating it.
     
  7. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One just died in my hands... oh god this is awful. I'm in tears. Is there anything else I can do on top of the meds? The next one who looks really sick is my favorate. Shes just so loving i need her to live. :( :( :(
     
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    Forgot to say that I usually give the drench amount once a day for 1-3 days. This is done in addition to their medicated water.

    -Kathy
     
  10. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I have done that. Can only wait now. :(
     

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