Rooster has Respiratory Disease

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mykee, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Mykee

    Mykee Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 2 year old Buff Orpington rooster has mucus build up around his nostrils, eyes, and in his ears. He also breathes very luodly and has trouble crowing sometimes.
    He has had it for 1 year, but now it seems to be getting worse.
    Does anyone know what he moght have and/or how to treat it? Thank you.
     
  2. dawg53

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    Quote:Smell around his nostrils and head area. If there's a foul odor, most likely it's coryza. If there isnt a foul odor, I'd suspect mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG.) I hope you have had him completely seperated from your other chickens for the past year.
    Here's a link for you to read regarding respiratory diseases. Scroll down to Infectious Coryza and Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (MG.) There are other respiratory diseases if you wish to read about them as well:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
    Here's another link specifically regarding MG.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps034
     
  3. Mykee

    Mykee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you. I have had him separated from the flock.
     

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