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Infectious Coyza

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tenman78, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. tenman78

    tenman78 Out Of The Brooder

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    So if all I read in the forums is correctly understood, after I've given antibiotics (Terimycin crumbles) and they are better, more than likely they are now carriers. Gonna have a closed flock. Does that mean the symptoms of the disease can randomly pop up,or will I not see it again? Have they gained immunity other than being carriers?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I have not dealt with coryza so I cannot speak to that specific disease. My flock does however carry Mycoplasma S. and Mycoplasma G., which is pretty similar, so I'll relate my experiences with it.

    Younger birds will often recover and then relapse multiple times during their growth. The relapses are usually not as bad as the first time.

    Older birds usually don't relapse unless outside forces cause them to, such as another illness or injury, or (in the case of Mycoplasma) winter beginning and worsening symptoms. Some adult birds do not ever show symptoms or only show very, very mild ones.

    Some birds never show symptoms. Some species are worse off than others. I've found that genetics play a huge part in whether or not a bird shows symptoms and how often it relapses. Immunity is really key. Breeder stock birds nearly always have much better immunity than hatchery stock. Mediterranean breeds, broilers, and most turkeys have a much worse reaction than other breeds. So far my gamefolwl - both American Pit and Oriental, my Plymouth Rocks, my Wyandottes, my Cornish, and many of my hybrid offspring have had the best immunity. Most of them never even showed symptoms. The exception to Oriental gamefowl would be Ko Shamo, 2/3 of which died shortly after introducing them (and the disease) into my flock.
     
  3. tenman78

    tenman78 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you,guess I will have to keep antibiotics on hand for flare ups, at least till you have to have a prescription that is.
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Yep, it's always a good idea to keep the meds on hand. If you ever do bring any birds into the flock put them on preventative antibiotics and that does great to null most symptoms before they begin. When I brought in a pair of Pit games last year I nuked their water with Denagard for the first 2 weeks and I only saw a very mild bubbly eye in the hen.
     
  5. tenman78

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    Med kit under construction! You know how to capon huh, I love to eat capon but its hard to find in stores in my area. Could never do it myself to my chickens, but could still eat em! Ill pay a friend to process them when laying is over, I told myself I wouldn't get attached,but Ive found that to be impossible.
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Yep, I've got about 10 of them in my yard. Lovely boys. 8 of those are destined for meat.

    Glad to hear it tastes good! I only started this spring so I haven't had any ready to eat yet. Although two of my oldest boys are probbaly gonna be Christmas dinner... yummy (I hope).

    It's hard not to get attached to the girls, yeah. I've got a few 3 and 4 week olds who don't lay as much as they should, but they're such pretty ladies, I just can't. They get retirement, lol.

    Huh, well, I may be raising a batch of capons for selling next year - Dark Cornish. Depends on how this year's batch goes. Caponed two of them last month and got 3 more cockerels growing out unaltered. No sure how pricey it is to ship meat that far but hey... if you want some yummy capons, I may well have them next fall.
     

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