My bird has the bird form of Mycoplasma, help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fairyloop5, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Sobek

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    I was told to cull many birds by doctors because it was the "HUMANE" thing to do and my she didn't have a chance. 1 year later she's still alive and she's the sweetest most beautiful chicken ever
     
  2. Sobek

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    Don't test with vet... Test with state lab they can do it for a million dollars cheaper (if your state has a lab) im super advocate for state lab testing
     
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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    All 50 states have a state lab. ;)
    Click there for a list >> Necropsy and disease testing lab info
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    And this is why I rarely come to emergencies anymore, to be honest, actually avoid this section now-the ones who refuse to hear facts about disease of avian species. If you have an old dog who can't see because of cataracts, cannot hear, has severe pain in its joints, you euthanize out of concern for the quality of life of that dog. To allow an animal to continue in that condition is cruel, not responsible as its owner. By the same token, a chicken keeper must sometimes make hard decisions for the good of that one bird, or to protect the rest of the flock from that one bird. No one said it was easy. It's not. It's heart-wrenching at times to do what is right for the good of your flock. But, responsible animal husbandry calls for it at the expense of your feelings.
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    Here is a company that does testing for most respiratory diseases for $95. Most state labs may do it or be much less expensive. Sometimes a necropsy on a very sick bird who is sacrificed, might be the best, so that you get a complete report on what was wrong. There can be one disease or more than one including a secondary infection. Oops, here is the link:
    http://www.zoologix.com/avian/Datasheets/PoultryRespiratoryPanel.htm
     
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  6. Tesumph

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    I agree completely, but we have to take into account who we are talking to if we want to get a point across. I think OP might be young and hasn’t experienced this side of animal husbandry yet.
     
  7. clucking with my chicken

    clucking with my chicken Chirping

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    Thank you! :wee:goodpost::yesss:
     
  8. clucking with my chicken

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    Fairy loops I recommend taking your bird to the vet and if you can’t afford you keep her then pls send her to a new home cuz it’s all up to you but culling and ending a life in never an option
     
  9. AviansLove

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    If she can't afford to take it to a vet she has every right to cull it. Like what doctors do if something happens with twins and they only have a chance to save 1 they choose the stronger twin because it well have the ability to live life normally. Chickens are important but unless you wanna risk having to kill all your birds then you kill or keep a closed flock, it is hard but it is life and we all have to face reality. For example if someone brings a sick contagious bird into the office it well be culled.
     
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  10. Katonk

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    Lol flame wars.
    Nice.
    I'm out y'all.

     

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