Help ! still eats, can't stand, very weak, can't find avain vet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vangela, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. vangela

    vangela In the Brooder

    Oct 14, 2009
    my brave little 3year old girl, comb has reduced, cannot stand on her feet. stands up like a pinquin, still very hungry but lost quiet some weight over the last week. took her inside the house, in our living room, in basket on paper towel.
    her poop shows a little normal again.although earlier had yellow poop. Yesterday I lost another one gasping for air, comb also darker. was dead in 6 hours had some discharge from her beak a few days earlier.
    Not sure what it is.
    All 14 roam on 5 acres, forest and garden, ruin my garden with no pesticides
    I am frustrated because there seem to be no avain vet on the island/ in the parksville area.
    got some antibiotics and had dewormed all a few days ago.
    it is so sad to see her deteriating. a regular vet has proberbly no idea so I am not sure what options I have.
    any suggestions?
  2. Granolamom

    Granolamom Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    ...don't know, but bumping you up. What symptoms did your flock have, that made you get antibiotics? Did you give it to them? do any of the other ones have any symptoms?
  3. Nigel Kelso

    Nigel Kelso Hatching

    Jun 21, 2009
    Lake Okareka, Rotorua
    A rather long shot, but once when we let our girls forage in the garden, one was seen eating Foxglove (Digitalis) leaves. The next day she just sat in one place, refused to eat, had to be lifted into the coop and on to the perch. In fact she must have fallen off the ramp to the coop and was wedged into a tiny corner for several hours before I found her. She slowly recovered over the next few days.
  4. spotsplus

    spotsplus Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    Franklin, MA
    Mareks or Coryza come to mind first. Mareks will cause paralysis and Coyza causes discharge from nose and gasping and breathing out of the mouth. Google them and see if the symptoms are what your girl is showing. Good luck!
  5. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    this sick girl...are you sure she is actually eating? not just pecking and looking like she is eating?
    please describe the droppings in detail...color and consistency. (foamy, runny, watery, etc...pale yellow or gold/mustard color?)

    what did you use to worm?
    what antibiotic did you use?

    symptoms noted..
    did have yellow droppings.."more normal now"..?..please clarify
    weak....check crop for lump, doughy mass, or grainy feeling.
    penguin stance..when did she last lay?
    check belly/vent area for heat or swelling...or any discharge

    one that died..
    discharge from beak
    gasping for breath.....was she wheezing?
    darkened comb.
    describe her droppings..color and consistency.

    what bedding are you using?

    can you keep them confined temporarily?

    info link...

    for Oxine..and med disinfectant for Oxine..can be used as a mister..

    you can take a fecal sample to any vet for testing..usually called a fecal float..for worm and protozoa (cocci) test...possible bacteria test can be done also.
    wouldn't hurt to call and ask..especially if you have other pets that see a vet.

    for now..I would try and get the Oxine..and Tylan 50 injectable..available at most farm/feed/livestock supply the LIVESTOCk section..and syringes..

    will wait for you reply to questions..important to reply with detail and all symptoms..she might need a different med, such as Sulfadimethoxine.
    need more info.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2009
  6. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA you have poultry vitamins? try and get some, or you can use Poly-vi-sol liquid baby vitamins, Enfamil brand if possible..NO IRON..give 3 drops once a day on beak for 3 days and 2 drop for 3 days and 1 drop for 3 days.
    also give vitamin E from capsule.

    if she is actually eating..give cooked egg mixed with feed and plain yogurt.
    or egg yolk mixed with 2 tablespoons yogurt and 3-4 tablespoons of oatmeal.(make puffy)

    soft scrambled egg ok, also.

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