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sick peafowl

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by kitchenchick, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. kitchenchick

    kitchenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My parents have peafowl and this posting is for their birds. They have lost 3 and got a call this morning that there is another sick bird. I've thought "cocci" but thought the sulmet or corid have knocked it in the head.

    symtoms: loose stool, not eating, not drinking, lethargic, weight loss. All the birds around a year old.

    Treatment: Didn't realize the 1st bird was sick until she was past the point of help. 1 week after the death of 1st- 2nd got sick, same symptoms.Corid, with the second sickbird. tube fed. Lost bird inside a week. 10days after 2nd death, 3rd sick bird. Third sick bird, called our livestock vet- nobody there sees birdsand was put in contact with UT avian dept was told to get baytrl from our vet. told 1/2cc every third day. bird intially showed signs of improvement then sharp decline and Lost this bird after 2.5 weeks. No respiratory distress signs in any of the birds.

    I have Denagard for my chickens and will be taking it up to their house to start treatment, 18 cc per gallon, this morning.

    HELP! I'm at my wits end. We don't have a vet which sees birds/poultry. What else can I do to help my parents birds?
    In the past Deerman was the go to person in this forum, and with his passing there's got to be that "go-to-person" on here. My parents both love thier fowl dearly and hate to lose even one and the counts on 3 lost and 1 more sick.
     
  2. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PM'ing you with my input on it...
     
  3. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are these birds on a worming schedule? If not, do so immediately by using safeguard liquid goat wormer. 5cc/gal for 3-4 days. Birds are very tolerant to fenbendazole, the active ingredient in the wormer.
     
  4. kitchenchick

    kitchenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are on a rotational schedule. Safegard and Valbazen.
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color are the stools? I'm wondering if they picked up blackhead (histomoniasis). If you lose any more I would strongly suggest that you open the bird up and check the liver for spots. The med for that is another antibiotic, Metronidazole (sold in pet stores as Fishzole). Best of luck, that has to be devastating!
     
  6. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exactly what I suggested [​IMG]
     
  7. kitchenchick

    kitchenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    stools are loose, watery. clear withvery dark green/black splashes in it.
     
  8. kitchenchick

    kitchenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on another note, they just stop eating... can't even tempt them with mealworms or watermelon. They will still drink, they just act like they've got a sore throat. If that makes any sense.
     
  9. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The stools could be because they aren't eating, which unfortunately is just because there is something wrong but doesn't give clues on what it could be. I'm not really suspecting worms just because of the close timeframe of the deaths. Are they free range? Is there anything that they could be getting into? Even if they found something dead and are eating maggots they could get sick. How about their feed? Is it fresh? Did you try a new bag? Grains can get toxins that can be harmful. Here is some info from the Merck vet manual concerning toxins in feed: http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/203500.htm You can also use the side bar to look at other illness' and see if anything sounds like it could be the problem.
     
  10. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to see what type of living situation they are in as well...if they are not eating, that is like the last warning sign before death...hate to say it. I also thought it can't be worms, they wouldn't have dropped all of a sudden, you have a disease on your hands.

    Did you give the metronidazole a try?

    My bird had the exact symptoms and I gave her Safeguard, Corid, and Fishzole, I treated her for everything because she was on death's doorstep and with a LOT of care, it fixed her up. It cost me a small fortune but at least I have those supplies on hand for any future illness.
     

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