Help with my Brahma rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlazeOfGlory, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. BlazeOfGlory

    BlazeOfGlory Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 3 year old Dark Brahma that has stopped crowing, his face is pale and if I get close I can hear garguling when he breathes... What can I do and what could it be? He is eating and drinking.
     
  2. BettyBlueSilkie

    BettyBlueSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    send a pic, and is his poo ok
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    He may have a respiratory disease such as infectious bronchitis, mycoplasma (CRD,) or coryza. He also sounds anemic. I would check him all over especially under the vent for lice or mite eggs. Does he need worming? Is he molting? Here is some info on the above respiratory diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  4. BlazeOfGlory

    BlazeOfGlory Out Of The Brooder

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    He was wormed recently and he is molting. This is my first time with a respiratory issue... Thank you for the help
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Tylan50 injectable is a good medicine to start with. It can be given as a shot into the breast daily 1 ml dose, or very carefully can be given orally straight. Only give a little at a time letting him swallow. Oxytetracycline in the water would be another medication. Duramycin 10 is another one to use.
     

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