PLEASE HELP!!!! 6 month old rooster almost dead!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LoveMySilkers, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. LoveMySilkers

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    We have a 6 month old rooster that has always been free range & extremely healthy. Now is very poor. Won't eat or drink. Sounds horrible in his chest. Like respitory. Today has a horrible odor. Have been giving vet rx & oxytetracyclin but don't seem to be working at all. Need to know if there is anything we can get for him & what is the best. He really needs some kind of shot. PLEASE HELP! WE'RE DESPERATE!!!!
     

  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

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    I'm sorry you are having trouble.

    Can you take him to a vet?

    Is there any discharge from his nostrils or eyes?
    Can you post a photo?

    From your description it sounds like he has respiratory illness. Separate him so you can monitor him more closely.

    A very foul odor accompanied by respiratory symptoms, sounds like it could be Infectious Coryza. Sulfa drugs are usually the course of treatment for Coryza. Check with your vet or local feed store to see if they have any.

    Keep in mind that antibiotic treatment may only help with any secondary infection and won't cure respiratory illness.

    Most respiratory illnesses are contagious and can make sick, exposed and recovered birds carriers of the illness for life.



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  3. LoveMySilkers

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    Thank you so much for the advice. But unfortunately our little buddy our little buddy past away earlier tonight. But at least now we will know what to do if God forbid this ever happen again to another one of our babies. Thanks so much again.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

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    I'm sorry for your loss.
     

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