New chooks in Perth, Oz.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by andyruripleyuma, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. andyruripleyuma

    andyruripleyuma New Egg

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    Our 3 new pekin bantams are settling in well. Complete newbies. One problem. Daddy has got giardiasis ! Has anyone heard of giardia being passed from chicken to human ?
     
  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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  3. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Welcome to BYC. Yes, people become infected with giardia when they ingest contaminated food and water.
     
  5. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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  6. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    khable wrote on a post

    I was a veterinary technician for about 13 years and have seen this particular parasite many times.

    It is a microscopic protozoan parasite that is transmitted from feces to mouth.

    So, yes, it can be passed from the chickens to yourself or your children without the proper hygiene. I would wear latex gloves when cleaning out their coop or handling anything that comes in contact with their feces. Wash throughally after being in contact with them. The parasite doesn’t live that long out of the body and exposed to air so that is a good thing. But I would definitely clean and disinfect their coop during treatment to ensure they don’t reinfect them selves.

    The treatment for Giardia is an intestinal antibiotic which will need to be given orally for a period of time.

    hope that helps,..


    Welcome to BYC and let us know how you make out with this problem.​
     
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  8. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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  9. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG] --- Hope Dad feels better soon...
     
  10. Whitehouse Tech

    Whitehouse Tech Out Of The Brooder

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