rooster wheezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KelsiNS, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boot, my RIR roo (16 weeks old) started wheezing yesterday. Poor bird sounds like an 80 year old chain smoker. He's fine besides sounding terrible-no odor, no discharge. We've been dealing with avian pox but his is healing beautifully already. We have several with the pox near or on their eyelid that have discharge (but its clearing up with daily cleaning).

    He is growing like a weed and just as vibrant and bossy as ever.

    I have Wazine wormer and fenbendazole in case it could be parasites (one chicken had gapeworm a few months ago). Anything else i should pay attention to?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Be sure and look inside his beak and throat to make sure he doesn't have wet pox, which would look like yellow cheesy patches. These patches can block the airway. Also he may be getting a respiratory disease due to low resistance since he has had the pox. Make sure there is no ammonia smell in the coop or dust which could irritate him. Wazine would do no good for gapeworm, but fenbendazole would help. Gapeworm is very rare.
     
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  3. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nobody has wet pox (yep. Checked 41 birds daily)

    I put fenbendazole in the water today. We'll see how he feels next week.
     
  4. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wheezing worse. Now several chickens with runny eyes. Ordered Tylan 50. I read 1/2cc per bird in a gallon of water somewhere? Im not even going to attempt injecting 41 chickens. Anyone know cc/mL conversion?
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    1cc = 1ml

    Tylan 50 and Tylan 200 do not get mixed in water, you need Tylan powder for that.
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    http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=f6a45179-f44b-42f5-9552-dcee93bea6da


    -Kathy
     
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  6. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The avian vet i called said thr injectible can be dosed orally if i wasnt able to inject 41 chickens or find the powder.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Did they say it could be mixed in the water or given orally? Big difference... Call them back to confirm that and dose.

    -Kathy
     
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  8. fluffychooks

    fluffychooks Out Of The Brooder

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    that is terrible i would suggest taking them 6 at a time to an avian vet or eye drops [​IMG] untill further study i will leave it at that k
     
  9. fluffychooks

    fluffychooks Out Of The Brooder

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    and keep the ones that have the ? disease SEPERATE
     

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