Microplasma (Sneezing Chickens)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bambikisstoby, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. bambikisstoby

    bambikisstoby In the Brooder

    Microplasma, What testing is there for this? How is this treated? Can the egg's from infected birds be safely eaten?
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    Do you think your chickens have microplasma?
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Sneezing alone doesn't necessarily mean they have mycoplasmosis. Could be too much ammonia at their level or too much dust in the coop.
  4. bambikisstoby

    bambikisstoby In the Brooder

    I have three different coops and all the birds are sneezing! Sadly I do use the same buckets to feed a three! They are sneezing, running noses ( some have what looks like white feathers on the face and top of the head but it could be snott! Some are making a congested sound and most are breathing threw the mouth! They are all eating and laying hasten slowed down! They are acting just fine other wise! It started with a Hen who was broody and hatched out 7 chicks! She was kept in a small pen and I think got too hot and stressed out! She started the sneezing and has the white looking feathers on her face and head! I looked at her and didn't see anything crawling on her! She's even started laying again! There are some birds in my area who are sneezing and I hear they are laying on one side and have died!I haven brought any new birds in! And hopefully mine aren't doing that! I did lone out a chicken crate that was borrowed and had turkeys in it! My vet doesn't do poultry and have no idea how to get them tested! I have stopped collecting egg's for eating just in cause! I have no clue what they have but someone suggested Microplasma!
  5. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

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  6. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    Sounds like they have a respiratory infection. You need to get Tylan now! I use the water soluble type so I don't have to inject everybody. Call around to your feed stores to see who has it. Don't let anyone talk you into Terramicine. It doesn't work. If you can't find it you can get it on firststatevetsupply.com but you need it now or you will start loosing them. Do you have a friend who raises chickens that might let you borrow some?

    The dosage is 1/2 teaspoon to 1/2 gallon water or 1 teaspoon to 1 gallon of water. Use for 10 days. Make up a new batch every day. Make sure this is the only water they have available so they are forced to drink it.

    I'm sure they are loosing weight so give them nutritious treats such as chopped greens, scrambled egg cooled and mixed with cottage cheese, corn on the cob, strawberries and blueberries. Everything in moderation. You don't want to upset their systems.

    Make sure you treat everyone.
  7. bambikisstoby

    bambikisstoby In the Brooder

    I've ordered the Tylan! Is this the same medicine as Denagard or Tiamutin? what else can i do as far as cleaning the coop's where they are sneezing? And do I throw out the egg's?
  8. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Tylan will cure most egg carrying bacteria. Cook them well for feed. I use the injectible. Tylan is a bitter medicine. Keep it fresh in the water. I would not mix more than they will drink in 4 hours.
  9. bambikisstoby

    bambikisstoby In the Brooder

    I ordered Denagard ( Tiamulin), is this the same thing? Thank You all for your help with this!
  10. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    I would get some Oxine, and disinfect everyhing with that. You do not have to use it as you would commercially, you can mix it with water and put it in a spray bottle, then just spray it everywhere. Scrub your waterers with hot soapy water and rinse with oxine solution. It is awesome, powerful disinfectant. You can mist the birds with it too and even put a few drops in their water to help disinfect the water. If you order it from firststate vet supply he will provide the layman's directions for you, or I have them, if you need. It is a lot more expensive then bleach but worth it, believe me, and a little goes a long way. The other thing I would suggest you do is get a necropsy done asap if you have any birds that die. You need to know what exactly you are dealing with; will give you peace of mind and help figure out the best way to treat. While you are waiting for the Tylan, you can also start them on water soluble Duramycin, readily available at most feed stores. Heaping tablespoon per gallon of water. Good luck , God bless.

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