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mariajamato

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Mar 31, 2018
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Help! My almost year old hen has stopped laying a week ago and a few days ago started being lethargic and puffed up. She eats and drinks as far as I can see but she’s not enthusiastic about it, isn’t eating much and kind of just stands around. I did a recital exam .. no impacted egg. Her crop seems to be filling and emptying fine. Two days ago I started electrolytes/probiotics but then the next day decided to treat for coccidia. I’ve been using a syringe and hand watering her to make sure she’s getting dosed. I’m worried if it’s not coccidia will the 7 day round of corrid weaken her immune system. Should I just stick with a course of electrolyte/probiotic?
 

azygous

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Complete the Corid treatment. It doesn't weaken the immune system. All it does is block one vitamin, thiamine, that the coccidia need in order to reproduce. Do not give vitamins during treatment or you will counter the effectiveness of the Corid.

You should begin to see improvement in your hen in just a few days.
 

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