Pullets showing respiratory symptoms after treatment with Corid

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hastingsflock, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Hastingsflock

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    Hello, I just started treating my pullets with corid for coccidiosis after I had one exhibit the typical signs with bloody poop, listlessness, fluffy, not eating or drinking ect.
    Anyways as of this morning (24 hrs later) My original pullet is getting better but I now have 3 other pullets all starting to shows signs of respiratory illness. All sneezing, weezing, listless, and fluffed up.
    I had a pullet we rescued about a month ago that had respiratory illness that we treated with Tylon 50. Could these guys have been fighting it off too but the Corid knocked their immune systems so bad that any underlying illness they might have been fighting will become more pronounced?

    Also if so is it ok to continue treatment with corid and administer tylon 50 at the same time??
     
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    Most respiratory diseases are contagious and make carriers of the whole flock. Whenever a chicken is stressed by another illness or changing seasons, they can become symptomatic with a chronic respiratory disease. Mycoplasma (MG or CRD,) infectious bronchitis, coryza, ILT, and aspergillosis are common ones, and each can be complicated by secondary infections including E.coli and the same respiratory diseases. I would give the Tylan 50 either orally or by injection to each chicken for 3-5 days, while continuing to use Corid in the water. Once Corid and the antibiotics are finished, give them some probiotics and vitamins in their water for several days. Here is a good link to read about diseases: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. Hastingsflock

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    Ok just want to make sure I have this right. Total I have 30 pullets/cockerels in there together. So I need to inject all 30? Also on the tylon i have the injectable. Before on other sick pullet I did injection waited a week and injected again. This time though you say for 3-5 days strait inject them?
     
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    Tylan 50 or 200 have to be given to each chicken once or twice a day for 3-5 days. But if you use Tylan Soluble Powder, you can give it to all in their water for 3-5 days. Dosage is 1 tsp. per gallon of water, and water MUST be added to the powder, not powder to the water. Just for those unfamiliar with the injectable, Tylan 200 is 4 times stronger than Tylan 50. The 50 is more suitable for chickens. Read this about Tylan Powder: http://www.drugs.com/vet/tylan-soluble.html

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    Okie dokie Thank you for all the info!!!
     

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