Sneezing and coughing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gabriellebw, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. gabriellebw

    gabriellebw Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens has had what seems like a cold for a month now. She started off with a lot of sneezing, coughing,mouth breathing, and nasal discharge. Soon after she stopped laying and started molting. We tried to treat her naturally for two weeks, but put her on clavamox when she didn't improve. Her symptoms are less now. She is not breathing through her mouth and the nasal discharge is lighter, but she is still sneezing and coughing. She still isn't laying, but aside form these symptoms seems healthy. She has a great appetite, is drinking, and has energy. My vet doesn't know what is wrong with her. I feel bad because she has been isolated from the flock for a month now. Any ideas what this might be?
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    I have been waiting for someone to help you! All I can do is give a little b u m p and share my own saved links! sorry!! [​IMG]
    http://poultrykeeper.com/respiratory-problems/respiratory-disease-in-chickens
    http://web.uconn.edu/poultry/poultrypages/diseasefactsheet.html

    http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/dissymp.htm
    http://poultryworld.tripod.com/dis_dir.htm
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/
    http://www.ansci.umn.edu/poultry/resources/diseases.htm

    Could it be dust, pollen, ammonia in bedding, smoke fumes?

    If NOT you should isolate, it could be a respiratory problem.....http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

    It could be a blockage such as gape worm too..
    Gape Worm or Syngamus Trachea IMPORTANT INFO to keep on hand! Gapeworms live in the trachea (windpipe) but are also found in the bronchi and lungs..Gasping for breath or 'gaping' as it is known is the biggest sign of gapeworm. Shaking of the head and neck stretching are common. When birds are held, gurgling or a 'tracheal rattle' can often be heard. This can often be confused see http://poultrykeeper.com/digestive-system-problems/gape-worm-or-syngamus-trachea

    Clinical Signs for Common Respiratory Diseases of Poultry https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/clinical-signs-for-common-respiratory-diseases-of-poultry
     
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  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    any news??
     

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