Please help me!!! my hen is very ill. Maybe Reglan(Metoclopramide) will help?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DorisBondo, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. DorisBondo

    DorisBondo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a pet chicken and from 2 months I took her to many vets because she had diarheea. She took antibiotics and she was wormed. After the treatment the diarheea stopped but appeared other problems. She has digstive problems because she don't want to eat anything and I force her to eat crumbles(special food for chickens). If a give her to eat grains she pass them undigested and she is very lethargic. She want to sleep all day long. Another thing is that the poop have yellow urates instead of white urates and she didn't make any egg from 2 months. She don't have worms and parasites because I took a fecal exam and it was negative.

    I tube feed her with crumbles from 1 month but now I'm very alarmed because 1 week ago I noticed that she lost weight and the crop is not emptying properly(is not impacted because she makes 4-5 poops a day) . I thought that Metoclopramid(Reglan) could help but I don't know the dosage. I will be grateful if you could give me any sort of advice!!!!
     
  2. getaclue

    getaclue Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I wouldn't give her Reglan. How old is she now?
     
  3. DorisBondo

    DorisBondo Out Of The Brooder

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    She is 2 years old. I read on the internet that Reglan could help with her crop or digestive problem. I tried everything and I thought that this could help...
     
  4. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I know of a excellent probotic to help stop diarrhea . I use it in my own flock. I started using it years ago when my chick had trouble with diarrhea. It stops the diarrhea by balancing the gut with beneficial healthy bacteria.i swear by this product! It's called Pro Bios. You can order it online from www.probios.com.its completely safe and the beneficial bacteria once colonized can prevent bad bacteria from upsetting the system. You might want to give this probotic a try. It's easy to use just put into drinking water and it will balance her gut and give her nice stool.i hope this helps and wish you the best
     
  5. DorisBondo

    DorisBondo Out Of The Brooder

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    I started to give her probiotics for 3 weeks ago and I continue to give her. She stopped to make diarrhea but the digestive problem worries me. Why the food lasts so much in the crop, why the grains pass undigested and why are the urates yellow..
     
  6. getaclue

    getaclue Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yellow urates tend to indicate an infection. Talk to someone at your feed store, and ask which broad spectrum anitbiotic(s) are available. Don't treat with more than 1 antibiotic. You mentioned force feeding her, are you giving her grit?
     
  7. DorisBondo

    DorisBondo Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave her many antibiotics. I don't give her grit because I asked in the past on this forum and I have received an answer that if I feed her crumbles(not grains) it is not necessary to give her grit. She has access to grit but she is not interested in anything...
     
  8. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has to have grit,incorrect information regarding not needing grit,even if on crumbles they need grit to digest feed.
     
  9. DorisBondo

    DorisBondo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the information. But how much grit is needed? Because I have to give her by force and I don't know how much to give her. And grit for parrots is ok? Because in Romania is the only grit avaible to buy. I it contains Granite Grit, Oyster Shell...
     
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  10. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    That should be a good source of grit. I would say give her 1 or 2 milliliters or about + or - 1/4 teaspoon (US)
     

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