Help needed PLEASE!!- panting and groaning sounds laying down

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flowerchick2, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. micstrachan

    micstrachan Free Ranging

    Glad to hear she is improving.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Glad to hear she made it.
    I'd leave out all the herbs, garlic, ACV....just lots of clean cool water and good feed.

    Not sure if you have Sav-A-Cik electrolytes/vitamins available there,
    but it really helped mine thru the heat to give a dose of that every few days thru the heat waves. Saved one bird that would have surely been a goner (staggering, blind, not drinking) without it...had to dropper feed it to her at first.
     
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  3. flowerchick2

    flowerchick2 Chirping

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    After coming back to looking great and acting great I have noticed snot on her today and sneezing.. my vet Rx should be in the mail tomorrow..so will give that..
    Coop questions but I might have to put it in the other category..
    We have two narrow side windows with mesh on coop.. could it possibly be too drafty on the roost and that is why they are getting sick?? Should I board them up?? We live in a warm climate.. ATM night reps are around 15celsius 23-30 during day..
     
  4. aart

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    They are sick because they have a bacterial or viral respiratory infection.
    Did you ever get any electrolytes into them?
     
  5. flowerchick2

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    Yes I did syringe her some electrolyes when she was poorly ..
    We was wormed and had a treatment against cocci as well as some probiotic powered in water. I have today bought some triple c antibiotic..it's the only thing sold here without prescription .. I think I will start them both on it tomorrow..
    Question 1 there is no chicken dosage on there.. should I just give twice the pigeon amount??
    Also would prefer if I could oral syringe them their dosages I know they took it ..
    Question 2 I have put probiotic in the 1 l water yesterday.. can I add the antibiotic to that if I can not give orally in syringe
     
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    Triple C is Chlortetracycline hydrochloride. The dosing info I found for use in chickens is 400 to 800 mg chlortetracycline hydrochloride per gallon drinking water (10.0-26.8 mg/lb body weight per day) for treatment of Mycoplasma.
    reference: https://www.drugs.com/vet/ctc-soluble-powder.html

    Your meds should have come with an information sheet or it should have been labeled with instructions. From everything I read, no other supplementation should be given while using Chlortetracycline hydrochloride - this includes Calcium.
    """Administration: Remove all sources of unmedicated water and prepare fresh solutions daily. Remove sources of grit and calcium for the duration of treatment. Supply medicated water for 5-7 days (Psittacosis 45 days) in glass, glazed or plastic containers.""" Reference: http://vetafarm.com/product/triple-c-2/

    Plumb's Vet Drug Manual has a notation for using Chlortetracycline hydrocloride in birds:
    ""calcium inhibits absorption therefore oyster shell grit and layer pellets
    should be withheld during treatment."'

    Hope that helps.
     
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  8. aart

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    This part might be easy to miss.

    Excellent post @Wyorp Rock!
     
  9. flowerchick2

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    thank you all so much ..i gave it a day to see if whatvet gave me would make a difference but she was actually getting worse so stated the triple c and a dose of spark liquid for both. Yes have removed shell grit..as I haven't really had that out anyways yet.
     
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  10. aart

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    So they are not eating layer feed?
     

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