medicated feeds

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by NanooseDeb, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. NanooseDeb

    NanooseDeb Out Of The Brooder

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    does Purina offer a medicated that can help with what seems like a cold a couple of hens have. Runny nose and a few sneezes.
    Thanks!
     
  2. DrMikelleRoeder

    DrMikelleRoeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We offer only the medication Amprolium, which is a coccidostat. It would do nothing for a respiratory condition. It is very important to engage a veterinarian in order to obtain a proper diagnosis of the disease so that you know the correct medication to use (which may be availabel only through a vet). "Shotgunning" with whatever you can buy over the counter can be at best ineffective and a waste of money, and at worst downright dangerous. There are MANY diseases with similar symptoms, and some can have quite high mortality, so it is always wise to find out what you are dealing with and then get appropriate treatment.
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Many states offer low cost testing, so I'd look into that if you live in the US.





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  4. NanooseDeb

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    Thank you very much, we finally found an avian vet and have the correct meds. The girls are getting much better, thankfully. We were so afraid of pneumonia.
     
  5. NanooseDeb

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    Thanks Kathy, I really appreciate the reply. We live in Canada in a small community with no avian savvy vets. Our local feed store fellow also raises chickens, he's a free-range egg seller and former organic farmer, have also known him for over 20 years, so took his word for the first med we got, it is Oxy Tetra-A. A water soluble powder that we put 1 tablespoon in 1 gallon of water for 10 days on and 2 off. It was helping but not enough so after a lot of searching and many phone calls we found a mobile farm vet who specializes in chickens (yeah) he couriered us Nomec, which is given as 1/4 ml immediately and then again in 3 weeks.
    Well, we have given the first dose and they are no longer sneezing and they are still drinking their medicated water. I guess I should mention that these 2 are in a refrigerator box with the side cut off and a heat lamp attached across 2 2x4s, they also have to be kept really warm. Oh the lengths we go to for our friends. on a side note we have a little friend who broke her leg living in the house. She has her own dog carrier she lays her egg in and sleeps in and wears a diaper. So, if anyone needs a diaper pattern I have a great one.
     

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