Questions about Corid and Coccidiosis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cackleberrycam, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, all.

    Sadly, one of my hens just died from coccidiosis! I did not give her corid, but I have heard that it works well. My question is that even though am unsure if my other hens have coccidiosis, can I still purchase and give them the corid treatment to be on the safe side?

    Is there any other thing that could work to prevent it?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. KayTee

    KayTee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't wait - give them all the corid. From what I have seen on BYC it is not an agressive treatment (in the way that other medicines such as antibiotics are), and if one of your birds has died from it then the chances are that the others are likely to have it. Giving them corid will not do them any harm, and could certainly save you some problems and heartache.

    I learned the hard way - I saw slight symptoms in one of my girls, and hesitated before treating the drinking water. Big mistake - my symptomatic girl died. She was already the smallest and weakest of the flock, so probably far more susceptible than the others, but I feel bad that I waited so long, because it might well have made a difference.
     
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  3. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you SO much! I will give it to them ASAP. :)
     
  4. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone else have any other thoughts to add?
     
  5. KayTee

    KayTee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck - make sure you follow the dosing instructions exactly, and that they don't have access to any other water sources.

    If they free range, then look out for puddles, flowerpot saucers, upturned buckets etc. Chickens will drink out of the dirtiest, most difficult to get at places that they can find, rather than drink the nice clean fresh water that you have so generously provided for them! [​IMG]
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    X2! It's very safe and there is no downside to giving it.

    -Kathy
     
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  7. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait, they cannot have any water while they have it? Or do you mean that I need to make sure that they only get clean water? Is the dosage on the package?
     
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  8. KayTee

    KayTee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Corid is added to water (and yes, the dosage is always on the package), so in order to make sure that your birds are getting enough medicine they need to only drink medicated water during the treatment period. If there is any other non-medicated water source around (no matter how shallow or how hidden), you can guarantee that your birds will find it and drink it, rather than drink the water they need to drink!

    Don't ask me why, but that's just what chickens do!
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    All of their water needs to be medicated, which means they should not have access to puddles, ponds , creeks, etc.

    The dose for chickens is not on the package. Products sold in the US are labled for cattle. But fear not, the dose for poultry is:

    20% powder - 1.5 teaspoons per gallon for 5-7 days
    9.6% liquid - 2 teaspoons per gallon for 5-7 days

    -Kathy
     
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    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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