On the way to the feed store to buy vaccines

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by farmin' mama, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. farmin' mama

    farmin' mama New Egg

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    After a few chickens now showing symptoms, we were looking through different chicken diseases and determined that our flock has fowl cholera...the biggest reason being that we've had 4 just drop dead without showing any symptoms and this being listed on the list for fowl cholera absolutely jumped out at me.

    We are headed out to the store today to buy some tetracyclines to vaccinate our entire flock- hopefully we don't have any more deaths [​IMG]

    I also read that some people have had success disinfecting with Oxine AH....has anyone here heard of this? Can you get it at the feed store, I've never really looked.

    Any tips on supplements to pick up to help the flock recover quickly? I was thinking maybe some electrolytes for the diarrhea? Or is it not the same concept?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Tetracycline is an antibiotic, not a vaccination. The antibiotic used to treat cholera is one of the sulfa drugs, not tetracycline.

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. farmin' mama

    farmin' mama New Egg

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    Quote:Everything I've read says tetracycline....am I missing something? One site said you can use either or, but if you use sulfas you can no longer use them for eggs/ meat.


    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/61/fowl-cholera-pasteurellosis


    Treatment

    Sulphonamides, tetracyclines, erythromycin, streptomycin, penicillin. The disease often recurs after medication is stopped, necessitating long-term or periodic medication.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    farmin' mama :

    Everything I've read says tetracycline....am I missing something? One site said you can use either or, but if you use sulfas you can no longer use them for eggs/ meat.


    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/61/fowl-cholera-pasteurellosis


    Treatment

    Sulphonamides, tetracyclines, erythromycin, streptomycin, penicillin. The disease often recurs after medication is stopped, necessitating long-term or periodic medication.

    Different site, different antibiotic recommended. The requirement about no eggs/meat after antibiotics is made for commercial production. If you aren't allergic to the antibiotic you give, you should be safe eating the meat and eggs after a waiting period; many do, anyway. Obviously, selling eggs/meat is a different matter. Since all this is off label, and really should be a vet's decision, it's pretty hard to say anything definitely. Of course, this goes for the diagnosis of cholera as well.​
     

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