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Respiratory condition in my peachick?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by NCIndiaBlue, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. NCIndiaBlue

    NCIndiaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed today that one of my IB Peachicks, around 4 months old, had some foam and what looks like thick saliva around her mouth. I also heard some gurgling sounds from her. Her neck, right under her beak, also looks a little swollen to me. This had to just happen today, because I spend a lot of time daily with them and she was fine yesterday, and even this morning. I thinking she may have a respiratory infection? I started her on Duramyacin 10 (spelling could be wrong) 3 teaspoons per gallon. I also isolated her from the others and started all of them on anti-biotics as well, since I don't know if it's contagious. I have been worming them monthly with Safegaurd (Fenbendazole) since their feet touched the ground, last worming was 3 weeks ago. Should I be giving her Duramyacin or worm her again, or both? She has lots of energy, I just want her to be well.
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Keep up with the meds and see if she improves. If after a week, no improvement you may have to use something stronger. Their is a lot of posting in the Turkey Thread about sick turkeys. You would treat them similar. Best Wishes
     
  3. NCIndiaBlue

    NCIndiaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, she is doing much better already. She has no symptoms at all now. I will continue to give her antibiotics for 10 days and keep a close eye on her.
     

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