Need Help Deciphering Necropsy Report Focal Meningitis

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  1. PixieAndDust

    PixieAndDust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purchased new 2016 pullets to add to my existing 2014 flock of adult hens.

    thread located here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/876188/araucana-assorted-bantam (scroll to bottom for 2016 pullets)

    My 2016 Golden Sebright Bantam pullet was actually a cockerel.

    As beautiful as he was I could not keep a rooster and with all new additions one chick has to be a "live" necropsy in order for me to know if the entire "new" flock is healthy.

    I prefer to have all live necoropsies performed on cockerels as it saves me from having to cull them.

    Here is my problem: this particular necropsy report has thrown me for a loop. For the life of me I cannot determine if my new 2016 flock is healthy or sick.

    Diagnosis:
    • Serous Rhinitis (but negative for Mycoplamsa Gllisepticum & AI)?!?!
    • Degenerative Neuropathy (most like due to the pasty butt & coccidiosis treatment. Thread located here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1093946/corid-medicated-chick-starter-grower-together-videos
    • Focal Meningitis?! [​IMG] As in the Meningitis that humans get? The very same Meningitis that KILLS people?! Never in my life have I ever had a chicken test positive for Meningitis! How do I treat/cure Meningitis? Is it bacterial meningitis or viral meningitis?

    And the confusion continues...

    On page two the report reads, "Focal meningitis of brainstem is likely associated with a current or previous episode SEPTICEMIA"! Gee, that is comforting. Which is it? Current or previous?

    Here is the report:

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  2. Eggcessive

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    Meningitis is simply an inflammation of the lining of the brain. It seems that they feel that she had a viral, such as the nasal infection, or a previous bacterial infection in her blood from an overwhelming infection which affected her brain. She could have had some problem with her immunity, or could have suffered from a nutritional or vitamin deficiency. It doesn't sound like you have anything infectious to worry about the other chickens. I would supplement them with a poultry vitamin a couple of times a week. If you have any questions about the necropsy report, they should respond to them by an email.
     
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  3. PixieAndDust

    PixieAndDust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggcessive,

    Thanks so much for replying! I sincerely appreciate it! [​IMG]

    Quote: Do you feel that my 2016 flock is healthy enough to be properly integrated with my 2014 flock?

    Quote: Yes, I have some unopened 8oz packages of "Durvet Vitamins & Electrolytes water soluble premix", but unfortunately the directions do not provide dosing instructions per one gallon of non-stock solution.

    I performed a search within the BYC's website and 3/4 teaspoon of Durvet Vitamins & Electrolytes water soluble premix per gallon of water is a treatment dosage discussed in a lot of threads.

    However, I did not receive a personal confirmation verifying if this was the correct dosage for non-stock solution.

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...er-soluble-vitamin-electrolytes-mix-dosage/10

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/326284/electrolyte-users/10

    Is 3/4 tsp per gal of H20 the correct Durvet Vitamins & Electrolytes water soluble premix dosage for non-stock solution?
     
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  4. Eggcessive

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  5. PixieAndDust

    PixieAndDust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggcessive,

    Thanks for posting the links. [​IMG]

    I viewed the Durvet brochure pdf file last night and there is a glaring dosage miscalculation with one of their products.

    The dosage for the Durvet Duramycin-10 Tetracycline Hydrochloride Soluble Powder, located on page one, is incorrect.

    Durvet states that 800mg equals 1 Tablespoon per gallon of water.

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    That is WRONG.

    The correct 800 mg for one gallon dosage is 1.5 tablespoons.

    Please contact Kathy (casportpony) if in doubt. This is her math and I completely trust her.

    She saved my chicks by correcting my Corid miscalculation and again with my folk's Leghorn by correcting my Bactrim miscalculation.

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...e-and-tetracycline-powder-doses#post_16002461

    It is because of this miscalculation in the Durvet brouchure that I have not administered the Durvet Vitamins & Electrolytes water soluble premix to any of my chickens.

    I do not want to overdose as electrolytes can kill.

    Durvet's math is wrong on their Duramycin-10 product. How can I trust their math to be correct on their vitamin product?

    Been researching for days, but there is so much contradicting dosage information and unfortunately I do not own a gram scale.
     
  6. PixieAndDust

    PixieAndDust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who has experience with Durvet Vitamins & Electrolytes water soluble premix?

    What dosage did you use?

    Anyone done the math on this product?
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Which product do you have? Is there a scoop? There are different pictures in the 3 links I gave you including the Durvet link. Most of those links say to give 1/2, 3/4, or 1 tsp per gallon depending on the product package. I really doubt that they would be overdosed by giving any of those dosages, since every chicken may drink a different amount of water every day. Casportpony has gone to a lot of trouble weighing medicines in grams to clarify dosages, and that has been great, but many of these dosages will always vary with how much the chicken drinks, especially if there are sick, if it is cold weather or hot weather. I would say there is a wide safe range with most of these medications and electrolyte products.
     
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    Okay, that is one one that is in the Jedd's link, and it says to use 1 tsp per gallon of water. They are a reputable company that sells a lot of products for poultry and pidgeons, so I would feel safe using that dosage.
     
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