how much polyvisol infant vitamins do I give a 8 weeker?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bedste, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some infant vitamins to help boost 8week Buffs immune system so she can fight and conquere this fowl pox. How much do I put in her beak. She has one eye already swollen shut and now refuses to eat or drink. I will be using an eye dropper to get her to drink some water and a Q tip to offer her canned salmon flavored cat food. Did I forget anything>?
     
  2. horsejody

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    Make sure that the polyvisol is the kind without iron. I would put 3 drops in the beak twice a day.
     
  3. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for an 8 weeker.....? forgot to mention the age..... thanks..
     
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:you mentioned the age in the topic title
     
  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say 3 drops once a day for an 8 week old..

    I might consider giving a broad antibiotic..
    try and check the mouth and throat for lesions..this would indicate Wet Pox..

    here's some info:

    http://fowlfacts.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=afflictiondiseaseff&action=display&thread=1484

    more info and treatment suggestions from Peter Brown..

    http://www.firststatevetsupply.com/poultry-health/fowl-pox.html

    fingers crossed for the chick..
    is she not eating because she can't see? or due to lesions in throat being obstructive and sore?
    if no lesions..see if you can handfeed..moisten some feed with plain yogurt and a little water or buttermilk and cooked egg yolk..hold it to her and see if she'll eat on her own..or try hand feeding. roll into pellets..place one in mouth and stroke the neck downwards to encourage swallowing.
     
  6. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I notice lessions in the mouth HOW do I remove them?
     
  7. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if you can remove the lesions..

    if you find lesions in the mouth and throat..I'd call Peter Brown for more treatment suggestions..
    I THINK you swab the lesions with diluted betadine..
    not absolutely sure..
    sorry..
    maybe others have more info about that.
     
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  8. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW..... one eye completely shut........ crop empty..... sleeping all the time or just sitting there resting... have not seen her eat or drink on her own today. She seems to like the water I put in her mouth with syring after her vitamins. I put canned catfood on a Qtip and put it in her mouth. She ate it... and when she dropped a speck she picked it up and ate that two. That was it. Not even a 1/4 tsp of catfood or egg and about a tsp of water after 3 drops of vitamins. GOD HELP!
     
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  9. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know about the iodine but I do not see how you are suppossed to remove the lessions from the mouth. IF I notice any sores in the mouth what am I to do to keep her from suffocating.?
     
  10. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try the mix I posted..

    there is also a baby bird feed you can get at pet supply stores..lots of people use it with sick birds.
    but if she will eat the mix, or egg, or feed..hold it up to her so she can see it..or hand feed as I posted.
    some people give soft scrambled egg by hand.
    my thought is that the buttermilk or yogurt might help soothe..
    continue to give water by drops on beak..she needs to stay hydrated..

    recent posts have people using frozen thawed blueberries to get them eating.
    if this works..add to the mixture.
     

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