Quail Medicine Cabinet

Discussion in 'Quail' started by maadroj, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. maadroj

    maadroj Chirping

    100
    75
    98
    May 25, 2019
    What medications do you keep ready for your quail? Do you give them anything regularly as a preventive measure, and if so, how frequently?

    I have soluble bacitracin, Corid, dewormers (Safeguard, Wazine, Ivermectin), and water soluble penicillin; as well as BlueKote, Theracyn, and bacitracin ointment. Should I have anything else ready? How often do you treat for worm prevention? Should I give any of these other meds on a regular schedule to prevent UE, etc.

    Thanks for the advice!
     
  2. BReeder!

    BReeder! Crowing

    1,463
    5,201
    492
    Mar 12, 2018
    Plainfield, IL
    My Coop
    Oh, wow. You have a lot more than I do. I have some triple antibiotic ointment and apple cider vinegar... that's it.
     
    maadroj and Chip76 like this.
  3. maadroj

    maadroj Chirping

    100
    75
    98
    May 25, 2019
    I do also have ACV. :rolleyes: How frequently do you use it? I've read conflicting recommendations.
     
    BReeder! likes this.
  4. BReeder!

    BReeder! Crowing

    1,463
    5,201
    492
    Mar 12, 2018
    Plainfield, IL
    My Coop
    Not as often as I would like. Ideally I would always have a tablespoon added per gallon of water. They are lucky to get it once in a while though because we always forget and don't keep it near the quail cage like we should.
     
    maadroj likes this.
  5. maadroj

    maadroj Chirping

    100
    75
    98
    May 25, 2019
    Thanks! What exactly does it do?
     
  6. Tycine1

    Tycine1 Crowing

    1,253
    2,549
    331
    May 26, 2009
    David, Chiriquí, Panama
    A product to stop bleeding. I use one called "stop bleed", that they market for fighting cocks (I live in Panama). I don't have fighting cocks, but I do have the stop bleed product in case one of my cocks scalps a hen, or some other calamity strikes that involves bleeding. BlueKote comes in more than just blue... I keep a can of blue and a can of purple... (never red, like chickens, quail will pick on anything red). I frequently spritz some bluekote on the chest of my cocks so that I can readily identify them in the hutch... especially when they're not quite adults. This helps me identify the cocks from the hens, or one cock from another, that's not fully matured; it makes it easier for me to pay extra attention to their demeanor and how well they get along with the hens. It helps me decide if they're destined to become a breeder or dinner.
     
    maadroj likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: