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Mycoplasma G

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by snaffle, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. snaffle

    snaffle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the prognosis or treatment? It can never be eliminated once a chicken has it ..right?

    Is it better to euthanize a chicken that shows symptoms?
     
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  2. olliegrow

    olliegrow Out Of The Brooder

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    Believe it or not its a very common disease in poultry, Ive had hens live with it all their lives with little issues. If its a bad case it will kill the chicken or like TB in humans it can be controlled but never totally gone...Separate if you can and treat with either GSE or Oxytet...it sucks t see them suffer but some will get better and some will die...sorry...
     
  3. snaffle

    snaffle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday I saw a hen with the eye bubbles.. today couldnt see anything.

    What is GSE?

    Where do you purchase your meds for chickens? I am pretty sure I have Oxytet in the cupboard
     
  4. olliegrow

    olliegrow Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeap bubbles in the eyes, runny nose and sneezing are signs of the disease. GSE is grape seed extract concentrate, its all natural and works great for respiratory illness, its found online or health food stores.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    MG is a chronic disease whose symptoms can return whenever a chicken is stressed, such as during molt or in cold winter. It makes carriers of the flock for life. Antibiotics such as Tylan, Gallimycin, and tetracycline drugs can treat symptoms. If you suspect it in a chicken, testing is the only sure way to identify for sure what it wrong. Here are some good articles to read about MG:
    http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/pou...lasma_gallisepticum_infection_in_poultry.html
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/disea...ction-mg-chronic-respiratory-disease-chickens
    http://umaine.edu/livestock/poultry/mycoplasma-gallisepticum-faq/
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps034
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain Premium Member

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    A couple of people on BYC thought for sure they had MG, but decided to have their birds tested and the tests came back negative, so get testing done before culling, it could be something else. [​IMG]

    -Kathy
     
  7. snaffle

    snaffle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every winter for several I would loose a couple of my cochin banties. Gave them all sorts of medicines that were suggested.Covered the open areas of the stall with plastic...heated water dish...top quality feeds.

    Finally took a hen to a lab and she tested positive for the mycoplasma G. I culled the entire small flock which was very hard to do. Loved those little chickens.

    Another very important thing: I got very very few eggs ... and none were fertile.

    Different roosters... young roosters.. Couldnt hatch a chick for the life of me while I had that flock. :(
     

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