My roo is sick! Pls help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JAHVREM, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. JAHVREM

    JAHVREM Out Of The Brooder

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    My roo is 2 1/2 yrs old, a LF cochin. I noticed a few days ago that his comb has been frostbite, it's cold here in Cincinnati! Today when I was feeding, I noticed he is huddled in the corner, crowing this random strange crow, for him. It's wimpy and scratchy, usually loud and robust. I isolated him and put him under heat lights. He seems pretty light, from the big guy he was this summer. He tries to drink, but seems to be gasping for air, trying to drink but then panting with his mouth open. I suspect a respiratory infection, not sure how to treat it.
    I do have tylan 50, but don't know how much or how to administer.
    I am gonna take him some scrambled egg and oatmeal. Can someone help me treat him?
    Thanks.
     
  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    First off, to treat frostbite on comb, all you have to do is rub some vaseline on the comb. Second, he probably lost some weight due to the cold, feeding him some extra corn would fix this. He could be panting and not drinking water because you might have the heat lamp that is too hot or close to him. I personally don't think this is a respiratory issue... but we all live and learn. : )

    HS Pye
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Are his wattles frostbitten? Gasping and a weak voice may be signs of aspergillosis from mold in the environment. Sometimes it is hard to tell this from a respiratory infection. Tylan 50 dosage is 1 ml as a shot into his breast muscle for 3-5 days, or you can give it by mouth, but it is not absorbed as quickly--it will help some diseases, but not aspergillosis. Here is some info on aspergillosis, mycoplasma G, ILT, and infectious coryza--scan down to read the symptoms of each: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  4. JAHVREM

    JAHVREM Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the response. I just gave him a shot of tylan, tried to get him to eat. His wattle appears normal, just the tips of his comb. Interestingly, I have several different breeds housed separately in my barn, he is the only one with frostbite that I can tell.

    I would almost describe his behavior as wheezing. He is standing, taking a deep breath and exhaling with his mouth open. Like he is struggling for air. When I first isolated him, he tried to drink water, but did not appear very successful. I took him scrambled eggs, corn , and crumbles. and he has fresh water ... Not sure what to do, I really like hime and don't want to lose hime, he is a lemon blue...
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I think giving him Tylan Injectable for a few days (?) is the right way to go. See if maybe he will eat some chicken feed mush.
     

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