HELP!!!! Sick isa browns

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gariston, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. gariston

    gariston New Egg

    Dec 15, 2012
    Hope someone can help, we have 4 isa browns and 2 regular white chickens.
    We got the isa browns first about 7 months ago and the 2 white one about 7 weeks after that.
    About two weeks ago we noticed 1 of the isa browns tail feathers seemed droopy and scrappy, it also droops its wings and is very lethargic and seems bloated.
    It seems to perk up when scraps are thrown in to the coop, so it hasn't lost its appetite.
    Now there is a second one starting to show the same symptoms. Some one told it was worms so i gave them a dose of worm-enda this morning hoping this will fix them.
    posting this and a short video in case it is not worms.
  2. cowcreekgeek

    cowcreekgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2012
    Hurricane, WV
    There's a few different formulations of the wormer you've chosen (which, at minimum, contains levamisole). Check the active ingredients ... and, you should not consume the eggs for at least nine days, or the meat for eighteen, despite any claims on the label that no withdrawal is req'd.
    Levamisole is currently being used to treat capillaria infection in chickens even though there is no published withdrawal information available for levamisole in chickens. Tissue residue withdrawal of levamisole in chickens was studied in 32 healthy broiler breeder chickens at the age of 32 wk (peak of egg production). Levamisole residues in chicken tissues, eggs, and plasma were determined by HPLC with ultraviolet (UV) detection at 225 nm. The highest level of residue and longest withdrawal after oral administration of 40 mg/kg levamisole to chickens was in the liver. On d 3 the level of levamisole were undetectable in the plasma. On d 9, levamisole residue in eggs was 0.096 microg/g and on d 18 it was 0.06 microg/g or less in all the analyzed chicken tissues. Those levels were lower than the recommended maximum residue limit (MRL). The withdrawal time for levamisole in chickens was longer than for other species tested, which is due in part to a larger dose of levamisole being recommended for chickens. In conclusion from this research, 9 d are needed for levamisole in eggs to be less than the MRL, and 18 d of withdrawal are needed before medicated birds are slaughtered if their tissues are to be safe for human consumption.

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