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I need some clarification on possible Coccidosis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coopdeville15, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. coopdeville15

    coopdeville15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it the general consensus that ANY bloody stool in chickens should be considered enough proof to treat for coccidosis? My chickens appear healthy, are about 5 1/2 months old and some have begun laying. I have seen a bloody stool once or twice. Is it unusual for chickens of this age to have coccidosis, or does it affect chickens of all ages?
     
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  3. coopdeville15

    coopdeville15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've seen the poop chart, it is frank red blood, not dark colored stool.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Blood is never normal. If I saw it in mine I would treat with Corid and I might also de-worm with Safeguard. Of course taking a stool sample to a vet is always a good idea, but there is always the possibility of false negatives.

    -Kathy
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    And birds of any age can get coccidiosis.

    -Kathy
     
  6. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alamo texas
    sorry to ask here just wanted to know you deworm after the corid treatment or at the same time?
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  8. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alamo texas
    thank you thank you!!!
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You're welcome!

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  10. coopdeville15

    coopdeville15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info, I bought some Corid today and will put it in their water tonight!
     

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