Selenium dosage for possible botulism?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by offdagridsoon, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. offdagridsoon

    offdagridsoon Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2009
    I initially posted about my 'roo's condition here:

    going through some of the links that folks who replied had posted, I think his symptoms are most consistent with botulism. In some of the poultry botulism pages I have read, it mentions using selenium as supportive treatment. We have some 100mcg selenium tablets in the house, but this would likely be too large a dosage. Anyone know what the correct dosage of selenium would be for a fully grown Partridge Chantecler rooster with botulism? Seems a bit of a long shot to think anyone's on who would know this, but we want to do *something* to help him. [​IMG]
  2. llegree

    llegree Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 13, 2011
    I'm so sorry he is sick. We believe our girls got botulism from some fish we fed them [​IMG] We have lost 4 so far. I wish I had an answer for you but maybe someone else will. Good luck!

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