Is this coccidiosis? Picture attached.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by undergroundchickens, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. undergroundchickens

    undergroundchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some new chicks in quarantine and was wondering if this means they have coccidiosis? They act healthy other than several poops looking like this. If it is I have read Corid is the best to treat with? Can you purchase Corid locally or can you only get it from a vet? Also what is the dosage. The chicks have a small quart size waterer. Thanks.

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  2. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are otherwise healthy, that looks to be harmless intestinal lining. They shed it in their poo. If it was Cocci I would suspect it after they were acting very sick. Lethargic, fluffed up, not really eating, non-social...and the bloody stools come in the advanced stages of the cocci so you would definetly notice that your chickens were sick.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    http://chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

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    the "poo page." You can compare normal to abnl. poo.
    Doesn't look like cocci poo to me. But then it is just a picture and you are there- you can see it better. Check the poo page. I saw actual liquid blood in cocci poo when my flock had it.

    Oh- also coccidiosis can be present without bloody poo. But they have intestinal pain and so you would notice something was wrong.
     
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  4. aymer

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    chickens are sweet:

    when your chickens had coccidiosis did they all survive with treatment?

    thanks, amy
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:No, one silkie died the day after I started treatment. She would stand there all puffed up, lethargic, and wouldn't eat or drink.

    Also- I did force some water into her, but she was just in a downhill fast situation- that's the way coccidiosis is.
     
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  6. aymer

    aymer Out Of The Brooder

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    No, one silkie died the day after I started treatment. She would stand there all puffed up, lethargic, and wouldn't eat or drink.

    Also- I did force some water into her, but she was just in a downhill fast situation- that's the way coccidiosis is.

    thanks. i lost two birds from cocci two weeks ago and now i have two more sick... i used sulfasol the first time and i have corid coming in the mail tomorrow.​
     
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  7. undergroundchickens

    undergroundchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies. I think I am going to put them on medicated chick starter just in case though. [​IMG]
     
  8. Kovalciks Chickens

    Kovalciks Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, one silkie died the day after I started treatment. She would stand there all puffed up, lethargic, and wouldn't eat or drink.

    Also- I did force some water into her, but she was just in a downhill fast situation- that's the way coccidiosis is.

    Last year I had a poultry judge ask me the best treatment for coccidiosis and her answer was that u should get it far away from your flock and bury it in a few garbage bags so your flock doesnt get it. So as far as I know it is untreatable
     
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  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:No, one silkie died the day after I started treatment. She would stand there all puffed up, lethargic, and wouldn't eat or drink.

    Also- I did force some water into her, but she was just in a downhill fast situation- that's the way coccidiosis is.

    Last year I had a poultry judge ask me the best treatment for coccidiosis and her answer was that u should get it far away from your flock and bury it in a few garbage bags so your flock doesnt get it. So as far as I know it is untreatable

    There were quite a few members of my flock with bloody poo- that went away after starting the Corid within 24 hours and they all survived fine. It is famous for being a "swift and deadly" disease though (I'm quoting ChooksChick I think).
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Medicated chick starter is NOT a treatment for coccidiosis; in fact, it doesn't always even prevent it. It is designed to lessen the cocci load a little. Cocci are in the soil everywhere. So it is a matter of keeping their little immune systems healthy. Even an older hen can succumb to it with a depressed immune system.

    If one in the flock is shedding it in the poo in vast quantities, though, it is VERY contagious.
     

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