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Normal coccidia egg count??? *non-bloody graphic poop pic*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Leihamarie, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Leihamarie

    Leihamarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey all! Can anyone provide a link (or knows themselves) what the normal coccidia egg count is in a fecal? I got results back from a diarrhea sample I took in showing >30. I just want a reference point as to how severe Mabel's coccidiosis is...

    Also, just a reiteration of the point that not all coccidia cases have bloody stool. This was the poop that came back positive for coccidiosis:

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I think that is a question to ask your veterinarian's office. I can't find any information online about the numbers. Most chicken's gut contain some coccidia, and the greater the number, the more they may be affected. Some BYC members do their own fecals at home, but I would ask someone who had experience. A simple phone call to the office who performed the test probably would be the best way to go.
     
  3. Leihamarie

    Leihamarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks @eggcessive I'm waiting for a call back.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @KsKingBeeprobably knows.
     
  5. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    It depends on how the exam was performed, to be able to compare fecals they have to be done in the same way. My vet taught me and we both use about two ml of fecal material if you use more or less you will have different results being either higher or lower. I was instructed to not worry about 20 or less and if over twenty I should treat. Peafowl usually have some cocci and even worm eggs present that will bloom if they become stressed.
     
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  6. Leihamarie

    Leihamarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks @KsKingBee ! it's a good reference point. Someday I will probably start doing my own, but for now, I need the vet to run them. After re-reading the lab report, they didn't actually specify the number, only that it was greater than 30, which is "many" on their scale and warrants treatment. So far there's not much improvement on Corid. I'll give it another few days and try a sulfa like Albon.
     
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  7. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I have totally quit Corid and use Sulfadimethoxine exclusively. If you buy the powder use 2 gm or one tsp per gallon of water for six days. It has proven to work for me and verified with fecal exams before and after treatment. Ask your vet to order it for you, mine charges about $12 a packet.
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I think Albon is sulfadimethoxine.
     
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  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Albon, Dimethox, and Sulfamed-G were all brands of sulfadimethoxine. Those are not available without a prescription any longer.
     
  10. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, but when buying a Sulfa drug be sure it ends with oxine and not zine which showed less effectiveness in my FF exams.
     

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