How to use gentian violet in hens????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by karri25, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. karri25

    karri25 Songster

    Feb 5, 2007
    I am wanting to use gentian violet on one of my hens that is displaying candida symptoms. How would I do that in a chicken? Do I have to shove something into her crop to swab? I woul dnot know ho wto do thta. Or can I just add some to her water? SHe is also currently on sulmet b/c I heard that is supposed to help. I don't want to overtax her but gentian violet always worked on my son and I have read tht ais works on chickens also.
  2. mandarin1

    mandarin1 Songster

    Jun 13, 2015
    I have a rooster I believe to have either a fungal infection or thrush and was wanting to know if you used gentian violet, how you used it and if it worked? I have looked at our local co-op's and they do not have any nystatin or copper sulphate and unfortunately I'm not near any avian vets. Any advise would be greatly appreciated! 20170820_124049.jpg

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