Question on Botulism treatment

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Atlas LaHaye, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Atlas LaHaye

    Atlas LaHaye Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2010
    I just found out my rooster has Botulism, I have been treating him the last 4 hours with molasses and water, and I was told to also use Epsom salt with some water to help flush the toxin out, should I keep doing molasses and salt or should I stop the molasses and do the salt.

    He also is not eating.
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    This is from the Texas Extension Service book called Poultry Disease Manual.

    Remove the source of the toxing (i.e., spoiled feed or decaying plant or animal matter). Administer Epsom salts in the water system (1 pound per 1000 birds) to flush the flock. Treat affected birds with botulism antitoxin (intravenously, intramuscularly or subcutaneously). Repeat 12 hours if necessary.
  3. grandchampchick

    grandchampchick New Egg

    Jul 13, 2012
    my rooster is the same way. he lies down and cannot walk at all, unless he is scared. he will not eat, andcant move his head quickly.

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