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Medicine for runny Nose

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tholian, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Tholian

    Tholian In the Brooder

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    I noticed that a couple of my birds are getting runny noses. My friend said there is a Yellow powder you can pick up and put in there water. But he couldn't remember the name. Anyone know the name?[​IMG]
     

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

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    First, this could be something as simple as an irritant or even allergy and not a real respiratory illness. The dusty environment chickens create is conducive to watery eyes and runny noses and sneezing and such. Or of course there could be other causes that are not an illness, just as in people.

    That said, I suppose a yellow powder is going to be a sulfa drug like Sulmet, though there are other antibiotics people use to treat these things. You can also choose not to treat, or even cull, and/or close your flock. Here is some reading on respiratory illness in chickens:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=415995&p=1

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=442019&p=4
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

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    He is probably talking about Duramyacin 10 you can get it at the feed store it is yellow and powder form. Mix it in their water. I had a silkie/BCM cross that had a sinus infection thats what I used to treat it. Vet said to give it for 2 weeks. Make sure you make fresh everyday.
     

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