sneezing and weezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hdowden, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    we have some chickens that have started sneezing and weezing. what can cause this and what to use as treatment?

    edit: its spreed before we could really catch it [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011
  2. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    Possibilities

    sinus infection or respiratory infection - antibiotics (I'd call a vet for advice)
    gape worm - worm them (I use Avitrol)
    pain - I had a hen start wheezing/gasping after I thought she had got "better" from a prolapse... apparently even though she was keeping it all in again she was hurting real bad. Had to have her put down..
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    none of our vets around here deal in farm animals. had a cocketeil i had to take to the vet and none around here new what to do for him [​IMG] the one i took him to gave him a shot but he was so nervous about the shot and were to put and then gave us some antibiotic. its a shame no one around here knows anything about farm animals
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:It depends if it's environmental, bacterial, viral or fungal. If it's environmental, remove or try to eliminate the cause. Bacterial- sanitize everything, treat with antibiotics. Viral- you're out of luck, it cant be treated, cull. Fungal- Clean, remove the source, treat birds with oxine.
     

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