Pheasant and Coccidia Treatment?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by fourfeathers, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Songster

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    Hi All,
    Different sort of situation here......I have a 4 year old female Golden Pheasant who has always been inside the house due to her physcial handicaps. She is very tame and a favored pet (PS She (Peepers) won the Special Needs/Handicapped Poultry Contest a couple years ago.) Anyway, she is indoors 100% and does not have any contact with any of the outdoor chickens. I am currently having a coccidia outbreak with the outdoor chickens and am treating with Corid 9.6% solution, took a fecal to the vet and he confirmed coccidia.
    Do I need to worry about my indoor pheasant at all? The only way she could have been exposed would be if I tracked anything in on my shoes and I am usually very careful about that, but have on occasion worn the same tennis shoes or boots into my house on the linoleum. Should I treat her preventatively with the Corid or just watch her to make sure she doesn't seem ill? Can pheasants even have the Corid for coccidia or do they require something different for safety? I am very protective of her as you can tell [​IMG]
    Thank you to all of the Pheasant Experts in advance.
     
  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

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    yes she can have Corid.
    If you feel the need, give the the preventative dose, though at that age , most birds fight off coccidia on their own, BUT due to her indoor life style and possible low immune system as a results, it might not be a bad idea.
    You can also bring coccidia into the house on you hands clothes etc, anything that touches a contaminated area.
    watch her close, I feel due to her age and being inside , she'll be fine though
     
  3. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Songster

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    Thanks so much for replying. I will watch her closely and treat if needed.
     
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

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    no problem, good luck with all that mess, it's pain to get rid of
     
  5. fourfeathers

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    Do you find that treating with Corid or sulfadimethoxine is more effective to use in treatment of coccidia? Last time I had it, I used the sulfa- (not Sulmet) per Peter Brown's advice and it got rid of it? But, have read that corid is safer to use and doesn't affect the kidneys as much, but not as strong as the sulfa. Any thoughts?
     
  6. Yvonne37894

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    Why don't you take a poo sample of hers in to be tested also.
    better safe then sorry later
     
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    Quote:Any sulfur based med works for, the cocci bugs cant stand it. Corid is much milder on the birds even day olds, but it works great as a preventative or treatment. I use it all the time in all my brooders to prevent outbreaks, cause there's nothing in this world that's harder to get rid of. My vet once told me you can take live cocci parasites, place them on a stainless steel table, bleach it, then douse it in gas and light it on fire, then scrap the table and you'd still find live parasites, they're that dang tuff.
     

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