Is it TRUE? Help! Coccidiosis Question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fezlet, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. fezlet

    fezlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So after trial and error I think one of my 6 week old chicks is battling Coccidiosis. Ruffled feathers, lethargic, retarded growth, massive weight loss, and anemia. I have him on day 1 1/2 of Corid (5-day treatment). Granted he appears to be feeling better, but I can't help but be worried since I lost my Silkie chick a few days ago.

    I did a lot, I mean A LOT of research on the different strains of Coccidiosis last night. My chick hasn't had any really bloody poops, but he did pass three very large... sacks I guess you could say of very dark clotted blood.

    Is it true that Coccidiosis does not necessarily always produce bloody poops? An article I read said once the case gets severe is when the blood starts coming.

    Is it true that once diagnosed with Coccidiosis the chick should be taken off of the medicated starter feed and put on organic crumbles because the medicated starter feed inhibits the ability for the Corid, or any other Cocci battling medication, to really work?

    And is it true that I should deny vitamins, electrolytes, and any form of protein while my chick is being treated with a Cocci medication? I read a thread on another website where the person was really emphasizing that these things will completely null the fact that you're giving them a Cocci medication because they (vitamins, protein) will actually make the Coccidiosis stronger and reproduce faster.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Coccidiosis does NOT have to have bloody poo evident.

    No, they can stay on the medicated feed. It is even sometimes medicated with corid in minute quantities.

    Don't give extra vitamins while on corid. Electrolytes are fine. They need protein as usual. Corid is a thiamine blocking agent (it acts like thiamine and thus the cocci die from thiamine loss).

    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/200800.htm
    here is a nice link
     
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  3. fezlet

    fezlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Glad he can still have protein and stay on his medicated feed! Thanks so much for the quick reply!
     
  4. greenkjb

    greenkjb Out Of The Brooder

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    FYI, I was told to take my chick off of the medicated feed while she was on corrid. When she was still very sick i syringe fed her tiny bits of plain yogurt along with the corrid to give her some nourishment. Once she got a little stronger it was hard boiled egg yolk mixed with plain yogurt. Hope she recovers!
     
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    carlp4ul Cooped Up Spammer

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    what's up man!

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  6. fezlet

    fezlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the tips! I'll make sure to stop by the feed store to get some organic crumbles just in case.
     

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