Ontarians!! cocci treatment.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by freerange freaks, May 31, 2008.

  1. freerange freaks

    freerange freaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I have a rampant case of cooci. Mucousy, bood tinged poop. We have been having very humid, wet weather. I can't find a vet to do a fecal float so I was just going to medicate without a diagnosis with either sulmet or amprol, whatever my feed store had. It turns out they are not allowed to sell any products for treatment of cocci.

    What am I suppose to do? I can't wait much longer. They are all eating and drinking right now and I don't want them to start dying off. How do other Canadians get access to drugs? I feel so helpless. Is there any other way to treat my chicks?
     
  2. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you try on-line poultry stores? I do not know of any better than others.
     
  3. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Where in Ontario are you? TSC sells some stuff, but not the stuff you are looking for. i have a feed store near me -- a purina dealer, and they sell some meds.
     
  4. Stella1964

    Stella1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Free Range...sorry you're having problems. I don't know where you'd get any cocci treatments around here, esp if TSC doesn't carry it. Personally I haven't had to search it out (yet). I have read though that adding DE to chicken's diets, and sprinkling dried shredded coconut on their crumbles or pellets is a good way to rid of any viruses and parasites.

    Sorry I can't help any more! [​IMG]
     
  5. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Didn't I just read on here the other day to give them milk for cocci? I'm pretty sure I did, that is what they used to treat it with in the old days...although our milk these days is not quite the same
     
  6. Stella1964

    Stella1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's an excellent suggestion. If you can find organic whole unpasturized milk, that might do the trick! If you're close to Quebec, I believe it's legally sold there, or you could try a farm with a couple dairy cows to see if they'll give you a litre of their pure milk.
     
  7. freerange freaks

    freerange freaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for your suggestions. I have whole, raw goats milk so I'll try that first thing. And hopefully the babies will hang on 'til monday when I can get in touch with a vet.

    How will I know if the milk is working? will the bloody poop stop the same day?
     

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