Infectious Coryza........Please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vtara16, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. vtara16

    vtara16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know how to get rid of Infectious Coryza?
    Someone told me to go to a vet.....any ideas?
    Thanks
     
  2. kdcrws

    kdcrws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    u can't get rid of it. it's a virus. u can vaccinate against it, but once ur birds have it they are carriers forever and can/will infect other birds. u don't have to cull your flock but never ever sell a carrier bird to another person. It's an all in our out disease, u either live w/knowing all ur birds have it or could have. or u kill all of them and start over....
     
  3. kdcrws

    kdcrws Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    My advice is to do a seach on here for treatment of coryza. You should be able to find the dosing of the medication(some say Tylan, some say Sulmet).

    You will have to close your flock-no adding birds or selling any birds because the will always be carriers.

    Good luck to you!
     
  5. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you know for sure it's infectious coryza? The symptoms can be identical to other respiratory illnesses. I think the main difference is the foul odor of the discharge that happens with coryza. Have you had a Poultry Respratory Panel done? The sample must be taken and submitted to the lab by a veterinarian. Ours cost $150.00. It will tell you whether or not your bird has one of the 7 respiratory illnesses that create a carrier state in all exposed birds, whether they showed signs of illness or not.


    We just went throught this with one of our birds who brought an infection into our flock. Luckily for us it turned out to be a treatable bacterial infection and both sick birds recovered. Had it been coryza we would have to had mae a decision to cull the entire flock or keep our birds as a closed flock.

    I hope yours turns out well. Good luck to you. So sorry. I know how stressful it is.

    Mary
     
  6. kdcrws

    kdcrws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:def get them tested if u haven't already. our extension office does alot of testing free of charge. call ur county extension office
     
  7. vtara16

    vtara16 Out Of The Brooder

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    county extention office? what do you mean? I am pretty new at having chickens, this is my first flock! ugh....
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I'm the one who said to take your bird to the vet. It sounded like coryza to me, too, but other diseases have similar symptoms, and odor sensitivity varies quite a lot between different people (the odor of skunk does not bother me at all; if anything I find it more appealing than odors such as cat/dog "output." on the other hand, some odors that don't bother many I find very obnoxious)

    Any vet that will see your bird is acceptable, however one who knows birds and/or chickens is best.

    The County Extension Office is loosely related to the state's Department of Agriculture, and is probably connected with your state's Land Grant college.
     

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