HELP please! My buff orpington is sick AGAIN

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  1. Sofi

    Sofi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everybody!

    About a week ago, my buff orpington pullet (about 4/4.5 months) had diarrhea, was lethargic and not eating. I put her on CORID and SafeGuard and she got better in about 3 days. I kept giving her (and the rest of the flock) CORID for 5 days. Then I started them on vitamins/electrolytes. Everything seemed fine!

    Yesterday, I noticed the same chicken had a wet vent. I checked her and the vent seems fine, other than wet. No redness, no prolapse, nothing. She was happy scratching around, so I decided to wait and see what happened today.

    Today she is puffed up, eyes closed, lethargic and still with diarrhea/wet vent. I'm at a loss... What should I do??

    My coop is kept spotless, I clean it every day, change their water every day, they get fresh food every day.

    My hen also seems to be a little skinnier, but that I can't tell for sure...


    I hope ya'll can help!! Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Do you have a vet who will exam a stool sample for you? It's strange that she improved for awhile then went down hill again. How many days since the Corid was stopped? It's possible that she didn't have cocci or that the strain was resistant to Corid. Did you ever see blood in the stool? Necrotic enteritis can also cause some of her symptoms. Is she having any dark brown diarrhea? Is she eating if you give her scrambled eggs? Have you checked her for being egg bound--place a lubricated gloved finger into the vent. Here is some info for you: http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/101/necrotic-enteritis
     
  3. Sofi

    Sofi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Corid stopped two days ago.

    I haven't seen blood, but I've seen dark brown (smelly) stools. Yesterday stools (the ones I seen at least) were light brown and uniform too. Very soft but not really watery.

    She won't eat scrambled eggs.

    I did check her for a stuck egg the first time around, and she was OK.

    I'm going to try to find a vet that can take a look at the stool sample..

    She's the only one of the flock affected... I have 6 hens.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Sofi

    Sofi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be another parasite resistant to safeguard/corid?

    What else can I use?

    Thanks!
     
  5. dawg53

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    Try sulfadimethoxine soluable powder. Dosage is 1 teaspoon per gallon of water for 6 days. If she's not drinking, use an eyedropper to administer it orally, 1/2cc at a time about 6 times a day. Be careful that she doesnt aspirate.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Can you post a picture of her poop?

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  7. Sofi

    Sofi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This are two I found this morning..

    Last night I saw some dark brown with urates.

    Should I put her back on CORID? That did help the first time, maybe she should have been treated for longer than 5 days?

    I also have Wazine 17. Is that safe to use on her? How long do I need to discard eggs after using this?

    Thanks..


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  8. Sofi

    Sofi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She also drank a LOT of water last night... She ate some soaked feed, but not a lot. She eats if I put her in front of the food (top pic). I have to grab her, and put her right in front of the bowl. Otherwise, she jumps on the nest and lays there with her butt up. Like in the bottom picture.


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  9. Sofi

    Sofi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she has necrotic enteritis, can I treat with Duramycin-10?? I have some at home


    Sorry for all the questions :(
     
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Don't apologize for asking questions. That's what the forum is for. What I am seeing is that most sources recommend penicillin, amoxicillin, or lincomycin. Bacitracin in the feed can be used also. Chlortetracycline has been used, but I can't find anything about Duramycin (tetracycline)--there may be resistance built up to it. Here is a link: http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/pou...verview_of_necrotic_enteritis_in_poultry.html
     

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