Mycoplasma?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tray777tulip, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. tray777tulip

    tray777tulip Chirping

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    Hi

    Does anyone have experience in dealing with Mycoplasma. I have about 40 Boschvelder chickens. Almost half the flock are my original birds and the rest are their chicks which are now about 3 or 4 months old. All of them free range during the day and then share a coop at night.

    I've noticed one of my laying hens and one of the chicks have a weapy and slightly swollen eye with bubbles. According to Google this is Mycoplasma and there is no cure? I can only treat the symptoms and most of the advice says to cull them??

    Anyone have any advice that doesn't include culling or is that the best course of action? Is there natural remedies i can use instead of antibiotics?

    Thanks,
    T.
     
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  3. tray777tulip

    tray777tulip Chirping

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    Lol
    Lol...thanks.
     
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    tray777tulip Chirping

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    Anyone have some advice on this matter? The info online is somewhat overwhelming...just thought I'd seek advice here...

    Thanks,
    T.
     
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    You may want to separate the sick birds to lessen the possibility of spreading it to others if it is mycoplasma. The swollen weepy eye with bubbles does sound like MG. Is there any poultry lab or vet where you could get testing? MG can be common in backyard flocks, and can be spread horizontally from other birds in the flock, and also can be passed vertically through hatching eggs. Stress sometimes will bring about an outbreak. Tylosin, oxytetracycline, tiamulin, and a few other antibiotics may be used to treat symptoms. Can you get any antibiotics or get a vet to prescribe them?
     
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    Stiletto On the other side of the road

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    Hi. One of my chickens possibly has mycoplasma and I'm dealing with similar issues. What did you do?
     
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    What symptoms are you seeing? You may want to start a new thread of your own as well to get new looks and advice just for your chicken without us getting confused. You can do that here by clicking on the blue box “post a new thread” here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures.10/
     
  9. Stiletto

    Stiletto On the other side of the road

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    Hi! Thanks for chiming in here.

    I did start my own thread and replied to a message of yours on it here. I'd been wondering whether I should write to you again in case you missed it - I imagine you are quite swamped.

    Thank you!
     
  10. tray777tulip

    tray777tulip Chirping

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    Hi

    Sorry, haven't been online in a while. I treated them with apple cider vinegar ( 1 teaspoon per litre) and garlic (1 pressed clove segment in their water) and within about three weeks they recovered. Three were really bad and i had to feed them myself three times a day as their eyes had swollen shut. Today they are all well and have regained their weight. Maintain their health with the garlic and apple cider vinegar but once they're healthy again, only do the apple cider vinegar one week in a month. Also, you need to disinfect all their food and water dishes, the coop and nesting area.

    Hope it all works out.
    T.
     
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