So what you are saying is that I need to get sulmet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by M To The Maxx, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  2. Night Watcher

    Night Watcher Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 21, 2009
    I am not sure.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Corid is NOT an antibiotic and really, nothing like Sulmet. Corid is concentrated amprolium and easier on the system than Sulmet. Sulmet is a sulpha drug. You really have no idea what the chicken had, Maxx. Grown chickens rarely get cocci. By laying age, they are pretty much immune to whatever is in your soil. For a chicken to die of cocci, you'd be seeing bloody poop, like mucously hamburger. Sometimes, chickens just die of natural causes and not a disease of any type. I had one die from a heart defect.
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    I just don't want to loose another chicken. I want the best for my chickens. I have one last question. If I gave them the corid, sulmet, or wazine would it hurt them if they don't have it? Even though we don't know? Please help me!!! What is wrong with my chickens!!!! [​IMG]
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    We can't tell you what is wrong with them. If you think this is a trend, the state vet/poultry lab is the way to go. Have one necropsied so you have some direction to go.
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Quote:Necropsied? What does that mean?
  7. LizzyJo

    LizzyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Aptos CA
    Quote:It is an animal autopsy
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    You can take poop samples to any vet and ask for a fecal float. Make sure they know you are looking for worms and/or coccidia. Once you know what is present you will have a clue on how to treat.

    I will say that I disagree about adult birds not getting coccidiosis. Not all forms of coccidia cause bloody stools. Pretty detailed information, but here is a link to the Merck Veterinary Manual listing:
  9. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    If you have more birds become ill or showing signs of illness then please do post again and list all the info you can think of (including general information like their diet and weather and housing conditions etc.) .
    Ditto to Cyns comment on the necropsy. There are often several factors that contribute to a bird getting ill ... often there may be an underlying primary condition that has caused the secondary complication which has actually caused the death of that bird (for instance a bird may be a false/internal layer and secondary ascites may have caused heart failure).
    There are several bacterium common to the normal gut flora of a healthy chicken which become pathogenic (pathogenic means these bacteria in certain conditions will multiply and grow to such a number that they make the bird ill) secondary to something else going on in the bird which can only be diagnosed when a necropsy is done. Without treating the primary condition causing the secondary problem then one cannot truly treat the bird ... a necropsy will identify such a situation.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2009

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