Poo analysis!!

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  1. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there

    I have a 16 week old silkie x Ancona and she has been doing odd poos

    She is mostly fine and active but some times she is sitting hunched up.

    Poos:[​IMG]
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    Some of them are like the top one, most of them are like the middle one , and only very few are like the bottom one

    Here are a few pics of her

    Active and fine:[​IMG]
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    Hunched up:[​IMG]


    She is in quarantine at the minute as only got yesterday

    What could be wrong with her?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It *could* be coccidiosis. Can you get some Corid liquid or powder? Can you bring her into a warm room?

    FDA recommendations:
    http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/animaldrugsatfda/details.cfm?dn=013-149
    "Chickens
    Indications: For the treatment of coccidiosis.
    Amount: Administer at the 0.012 percent level in drinking water as soon as coccidiosis is diagnosed and continue for 3 to 5 days (in severe outbreaks, give amprolium at the 0.024 percent level); continue with 0.006 percent amprolium-medicated water for an additional 1 to 2 weeks."


    Below are the per gallon doses for Corid and Amprol:

    The 0.006% for Corid Powder is 1/3 teaspoon.
    The 0.006% for Corid liquid is 1/2 teaspoon.

    The moderate outbreak dose (0.012%) for Corid Powder is 3/4 teaspoon.
    The moderate outbreak dose (0.012%) for Corid liquid is 1 teaspoon.

    The severe outbreak dose (0.024%) for Corid Powder is 1.5 teaspoons.
    The severe outbreak dose (0.024%) for Corid liquid is 2 teaspoon.

    -Kathy
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Also check her for mites and lice.

    -Kathy
     
  4. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But there is no blood in her poo ?
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Many times you won't see blood, just depends on the strain and severity.

    -Kathy
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    These are the different strains that chickens and turkeys get. See how each type is found in a different part of the intestines?
    Pictures from Penn State Poultry Health Handbook
    http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/agrs52.pdf

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    -Kathy
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014
  8. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok will it hurt if I get corid powder and it isn't cocci? Do I need to treat the other chicken in the quarantine? Can it Stay outside? As it is quite lively and wouldn't like to be cooped up as like to rummage around in the leaves. Where can I get corid powder I'm in uk?
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Don't think you can get Corid (amprolium)in the UK as easily as we can in the US, but you can get something called Harkers Coxoid (3.84% amprolium) and maybe Baycox.

    -Kathy
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    And okay to leave her outside if that's where she's happiest and she can stay warm enough at night.

    -Kathy
     

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