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i suspect Mycoplasma in my flock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheHappyHen21, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sneezing quit often they are, i have about 36 chickens. All different breeds and all divided. About a month ago i noticed it. So i was told to use "Terra-Vet 10" but how much do i dose them? And how long? There are no vets around me who look at chickens!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Oxytetracycline (TerraVet) is not the ideal medication for Myco and most infectious respiratory diseases. It's just the most available one. The ideal medication is Denagard 12.5%, which you'll have to order online. It's probably ten times as effective. Dosage is about 1.5 teaspoons per gallon of water for 5 days.

    Please remember that any medication for Denagard is only a treatment and not a cure for Mycoplasma or any other respiratory disease. These diseases cannot be cured and unless you can confirm for a fact that Mycoplasma is not in your flock you should not sell or transfer any birds off your property. My recommendation would be to get birds blood tested if you ever do find a vet within reasonable distance; I know you can also draw blood yourself and mail it in to the labs, though I've never done it myself. A blood test is the most accurate way to confirm what you are dealing with.
     
  3. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok ill have to get some of that. Where do you send the blood test to?
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Here in California it would be sent to UC Davis. Not sure where you'd send it to in your locality, perhaps call the avian vet nearest to you and ask them what facility they use to get their samples tested.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I am not an expert about testing, but in humans it is more accurate to get tested for infectious diseases before treatment with antibiotics.
     
  6. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its just very hard to test birds around my area. No vets do chickens and no avian for at least 3 hours away
     

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