PeanelliPea is not feeling well

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by KsKingBee, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Meet PeanelliPea, she is a six month old Spaulding Purple Black Shoulder hen. She came to live with us about six weeks ago. She lives in a brand new indoor coop with concrete floor and wood shavings. She lives there with her parents PapaPea, MomaPea, and her brother SonnyPea.

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    She has not been feeling well for a few days now. She sleeps a lot with her head tucked under her wing. She does eat from my spoon when I go in to feed them twice a day. She does not take big bites, she just picks at the food taking little bites like her daddy.

    Today she was looking droopy so I brought her into the infirmary, gave her a heat lamp and tube fed her with 55ml of Kaytee Exact hand feeding formula with .40ml Baytril, Poly-Vi-Sol, vitamins and electrolytes added.

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    Nelli shortly produced this.

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    We took the plate of Christmas time goodies to the vet for a Fecal Float. The result was a high amount of coccidiosis.

    The vet recommended to use this.

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    At this rate.

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    My scale does not measure .05 gm. [​IMG]

    When we brought home the little family I did a round of Corid and Safeguard, how they now have Cocci, I have no idea but suffice it to say we will now do a round of Sulfamed-G for the entire brooder.

    Here is PeanelliPea before and after giving her evening tubing with the Sulfamed, Poly-Vi-Sol, vitamins, and electrolytes added. She weighs 1333 gm. well under what she should at this age. She feels very light.

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    Here is her weight after another 55 ml feeding.

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    She has gained 45 gm. I intend to weigh her every morning for the next five days of treatment to monitor her gains.

    Her night time picture after last feeding.

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    With the FF exam there is no guessing what the problem is and I can immediately give the correct meds for the problem. The exam showed no worm eggs or blackhead.
     
  2. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Sure hope she feels better soon!

    My hen definitely looked perkier this afternoon. We never got any poops that bad, but the ones from the pen after all the safeguard worried me. Everyone is on their fourth day of Di-methox (same thing you are giving) in the water -- 1 tsp per gallon -- and that's after having had 5 days of corid at full outbreak dose and and 3 days of heavy dose of safeguard.

    I still wish I could figure out who had the bad poo. It showed up after the worming started. I kinda think the big doses of safeguard got everyone's system upset for a couple days. But I was surprised at how much perkier the hen looked this afternoon. I kinda think the Di-methox is doing something.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    poor baby [​IMG]
    how on earth can she get this your setup is brand new[​IMG]
     
  4. Cocci is everywhere. You cannot truly get rid of it. You can treat for it but they are always going to have it. They are just more susceptible to system overload at that age. She should recover quickly with treatment.
     
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  5. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's what I'm using, got it online a couple months ago to have on hand in case I needed it:

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    It's supposed to be very effective against some strains of coccidia.

    Edited to add, I think it's exactly the same stuff, different brand name.
     
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  6. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens


    I suspect that they brought it with them. I treated with the Corid first before they were used to eating the mash so I think they probably did not eat enough of the Corid to eradicate the Cocci. The Safeguard in the mash the following week worked well or they didn't have any worms. Either way they are clean of worms and blackhead.
     
  7. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I am sure it is the same. The vet said that the added benefit of using this instead of Corid is that the Sulfa has antibacterial properties and will help with that too.

    Also note that mine is prescribed to add to the food not water.

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  8. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I noticed that, and I'm glad you pointed it out. I didn't know what dosage to use, and the bag I have is designed to be added to a LOT of water. So it is good to have the mg/kg dosage amount. I may have to buy a gram scale. They have quite the assortment on Amazon...
     
  9. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me add that from what I read, the Di-methox is great, and the antibiotic piece is a big plus, but it does not necessarily cover all the strains that Corid covers. So I'm thinking for routine prevention/treatment, I will use the Corid, and then use the Di-Methox when somebody seems sick.
     
  10. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    If I am wrong, please, someone correct me. I believe that there are nine different strains of Coccidiosis, Peas, chickens, turkeys, etc. each get a particular strain all their own. So if the med you are using is effective for Peas you don't need to worry about covering the rest of the different strains.
     

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