sick peacock-need input..

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Peaceeagle1, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Peaceeagle1

    Peaceeagle1 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 4 yo IB has not looked "right" for several days now. Today he refused his favorite treat-cat food. Now I know he is sick. He is lethargic, wings drooping, back feathers fluffed up( ?- hard to judge if this is a symptom as he is molting and the area is full of blood feathers and new growth), small yellow liquidy poop with signs of dried white on his vent feathers. I wormed my flock(chickens, 2 peas, turkeys) 1 1/2 weeks ago with Safeguard. 1st time worming with that. Wasn't long after that I started to suspect he wasn't feeling well. After reading prior posts here, I doubt Blackhead, cause he'd probably be dead by now. Thinking overload of worms and/or coccisidious (sp). I have given him elyte water. I am going to mix wet cat food, egg & vitamins and syringe feed him. I was able to get some 60 cc cath tip syringes but not any catheters to tube feed. My questions; can/should I reworm him now? I plan on going to TSC tonite or tomorrow for Panacure. Can I give him doses of Corrid with a syringe as he is not drinking? If so, what mix concentration?
     
  2. Nutz245

    Nutz245 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a male showing the same symptoms you just described. I wormed him 2 days ago with valzaban tho. Interested to see what some of the pros on here think. I'll attach a pic of his poo. Tell me if this looks anything like yours Peaceagle. The poo looks more greenish than in this photo tho. I hope we can figure something out Peaceeagle.
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  3. Peaceeagle1

    Peaceeagle1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Close. Mine looked more yellow, maybe a bit less see thru.
     
  4. Peaceeagle1

    Peaceeagle1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have gotten the cat food egg vitamin elyte water mix into him. He actually started protesting a little by the end of the feeding.
     
  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh my well I was always wondering what sick peafowl poo looks like. Yikes well I knew yellow poop sounded familiar... It could be one of these:
    Quote from UPA website: As you can see I made the symptoms and the treatment in red. So it looks like no mater which one it is, you still will be using the same meds for either one. My question is if you keep your birds penned with chickens? Chickens can be carriers of Blackhead and can transmit it to peafowl, turkeys, etc. Since you don't think it is blackhead it might be the Trichomoniasis.
     
  6. Nutz245

    Nutz245 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so will it hurt to treat them if it isn't blackhead? And what about using the fishzole with the cocci treatment that Peaceeagle already started?
    That is some very good information, thank you Minxfox.
     
  7. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    I haven't had to deal with this problem before so I am not an expert about it but I don't think it would hurt just to treat them for it. I hope someone else replies about the fishzole though. I think that is okay too but I am not very experienced with that. Normally when one gets sick acting here all I have to do is squirt some safeguard in their mouth and by the next day they are already feeling better and after a week they are fully back to normal. This year I lost my first bird due to sickness. I think she was sick longer then I thought and I didn't give her the safeguard in time.
     
  8. Nutz245

    Nutz245 Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't speak for Peaceeagle but from the poo pics and other symptoms I have seen on here I am pretty sure I have a case of blackhead. I will be starting him on fishzole tonight and give him a full 5 day treatment. I hope it won;t hurt but it has been my experience with birds that when they do start showing symptoms that you are running out of time pretty quick. Sorry if I have highjacked your thread peaceeagle.
     
  9. mbbrinegar

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    I would mix the corid with water which I think off the top of my head is 3 ml per gallon. Then mix that with his cat food and use the syringe then to get some of the corid in him. My peas were still eating and I mixed a little bit of the corid water with boiled eggs to get them to get a little more of the dosage in them. I could tell a difference within 24 hours.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If that one of my birds was pooping like that I would definitely start on metronidazole and I might also give some Corid to it as well. Then, if after three days I didn't see improvement in the poop, I'd probably add an antibiotic like Clavamox or Baytril as e. Coli infections seem to go hand-in-hand with blackhead.

    Metronidazole dose is no less than 30mg/kg once a day for five days.
    Baytril is 15-20mg/kg (.15-.2ml per 2.2 pounds of the 10% liquid). Once a day for five days is what my vet told me to use.
    Valbazen is 20mg/kg once and repeat in ten days.
    Corid 20% powder is 1.5 teaspoons per gallon.
    Corid 9.6% liquid is 2 teaspoons per gallon.


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