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My adult dog has coccidia, does that mean my chickens have an infection?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cgray111, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. cgray111

    cgray111 Just Hatched

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    My dog's most recent fecal test shows she has coccidia. We have caught her eating chicken poop. Does this mean my chickens are infected and should be treated? None are showing any signs. They are 13 weeks old and purchased from tractor supply. We were told that they were vaccinated and we didn't need to use medicated feed.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Chickens get chicken coccidia, turkeys get turkey coccidia, dogs get dog coccidia, cats get cat coccidia, etc. It's species specific, so you don't need to worry unless your chicks start looking "off".

    Call your vet and talk to them about it.

    -Kathy
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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