Respiratory sickness

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tbarbee81, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. tbarbee81

    tbarbee81 New Egg

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    Have a rooster started out as a sneeze now is a chest infection of some sort no nasal discharge. eating drinking and mating normally have treated with duramycin for 4 days no change or very little all other birds still fine looking for some suggestions or no big deal maybe.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It might be good to get him tested since respiratory diseases can be viral, mycoplasmal, or bacterial. The viral diseases won't respond to antibiotics, but the AB's can help to prevent secondary diseases. Secondary diseases such as air sacculitis, can complicate any disease. What symptoms besides sneezing are you seeing? Tylan 50 injectable is a bit stronger, and it can be given orally as well as by injection. If it is a virus, it will have to run it's course. Many respiratory diseases make carriers of your flock for life, so knowing what it is helps.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Vitamin supplements / electrolytes will also help give his immune systems a boost.

    CT
     
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    tbarbee81 New Egg

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    This morning my rooster was able to crow again without his lungs gurgling still sneezing supposed to warm up and stay dry for at least the next week if I notice any slip back I will try the injectable tylan
     

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