Not an Emergency...Marek's in the Flock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Haunted55, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. hogster160

    hogster160 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll have to go and get one. Mine worked on most, but not all. And when I let her out yesterday, a couple of the others decided to go sit on the nest while she was out, they also laid eggs. Silly me, I never thought about it. Now I don't know what eggs are fertile. I have 3 or 4 extra eggs in the nest. I'll go out today and get one. Thanks for the suggestion. And I will mark the ones that are fertile. I had read about doing it, just forgot about doing it.
     
  2. hogster160

    hogster160 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for this. I didn't know you had a site to go to. It is now book marked!

    eta: Omg you have so much information at this site. I had no clue, thank you for all of your very hard work!
     
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  3. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the help! For the last two days I have been giving Tylan 50 orally, with a dosage of 1/2 ccs. Should I up the dosage? I've already noticed a slight difference in the faces! I plan of treating them for five days.

    Oh, update on the white EE.... She died. I have no Idea what took her. She had been acting fine for a week, and had actually gained some weight. Then I find her huddled in the coop, reluctant to walk, and panting really badly. I brought her in, and her feet were HOT. I put her on ice with a blanket over it to help her cool down. I guess I was too late though, because within an hour she was dead =(
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    There's also another link that has avian dosing that was written by vets, but you need to understand a little math to use it correctly. [​IMG]
    This is the link:
    http://avianmedicine.net/content/uploads/2013/03/09_therapeutic_agents.pdf

    I also have a Veterinary Drug Handbook that lists doses, drug interactions, warnings, side effects, etc, so just ask and I'll look it up for you.

    The problem with most websites that I've seen is that they often have lots of errors and mis-information.

    -Kathy
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Note that the doses listed on the site are "generally for average 5 lb (2.27 kg) chicken]", so keep that in mind when dosing smaller or larger birds... One should always try to get an accurate weight and dose base weight.

    No offense intended to anyone, I'm just really anal about weighing and dosing, ask anyone that knows me, lol, that say I'm nuts that way. [​IMG]

    -Kathy
     
  6. hogster160

    hogster160 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem, I do as much as I can with weights, makes life much easier, and thanks for the links.
     
  7. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    S&P...I only have a minute or two....what was wrong with the EE before? This sounds like a major infection. Was something missed? Darn it! She was doing well and now this. I'm so sorry.
     
  8. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't....when it really counts, you get the weight, period. When my KC duck had botulism, if I didn't have the weight....let's say this, I don't think she'd still be with me if I hadn't. Scales are cheap compared to the time, energy and love that could be wasted if we lose one because the dosing wasn't right.

    You use a water soluable, you dont need the weight but for Tylan, Baytril or any of the others that are given per bird....weigh 'em and be sure.
     
  9. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, she was acting really lethargic, and losing weight, and her comb was pale. Those were the only symptoms. I first treated her for worms, and that didn't help. I tried Dumycin, and that didn't help. I finally put her on sulmet, and after the third day she started perking up. I kept her on it for five days, and she was better. I had also given her electolytes. Her comb gained color, she started gaining weight, and she was keeping up with the other chickens. Then yesterday I find her huddled up, in the coop. Her comb was still red, but she didn't want to walk, and her feet were HOT. She also threw up when I picked her up. It was bright yellow. I brought her inside to help her cool down. And she died within an hour. That mass near her throat never left...
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Well said! And always double and triple check dose amounts, don't rely on what someone on a forum says, 'cause many, myself included, have been known to give mis-information. Lol, don't even get me started on the Corid dose mis-information!

    -Kathy
     

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