Sulmet/Corid?s-Need Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mylilchix, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I discovered this morning that a young roo who was moved outside yesterday has cocci. He was fine yesterday and started pooping blood this morning. I've removed him and the 2 buddies he was with from my bantam coop. I've cleaned and bleached his bloody poo spots and gave the healthy bantams a big bowl of yogurt.

    I'm waiting for the feedstore to open, so I don't know if they carry sulmet or corid yet. How much of each do I put into a 1 gallon waterer? How long do I add it to water? How long do throw out any eggs?

    Thanks for you help!!
    Sonja
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The sulmet bottle will have the per gallon instructions on the label; I believe it is one ounce per gallon for two days, then 1/2 ounce per gallon for an additional 4.

    Not sure about corrid--none of the stores here carry it.
     
  3. Brickman House

    Brickman House Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Sulmet bottle gives the dosage for poultry as two tablespoons per gallon of water.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Two tablespoons = 1 fluid ounce
     
  5. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cut the dose down so as not to waste it. Then I change it out every day to keep it fresh.
    Corrid was 1/4 tsp for 2 cups.--1/2 tsp for 4 cups. So whatever you think he will drink.
    But do check your bottle for any difference in measurements.
    Also, I would dose everyone he was around.
    I gave mine full dose for 5 days and 1/2 strength for 5 days. I am not sure if that is what you are supposed to do or not but that is what someone posted to me when I had this problem. Mine are all healthy now.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The bottle lists the length of time necessary for treatment. As a clarification to the above post, you can mix a smaller amount than a gallon if you are only treating one bird; however, the strength needs to be the same concentration. 2T per gallon is .5T per quart.

    For a gallon
    2T = 30ml

    For a quart
    .5T = 7.5ml

    For a pint
    .25T = 3.75ml

    For a cup
    .125T = 1.875ml


    HOWEVER, if your bird has coccidiosis, chances are very high that any other birds cooped/penned with him do also, and should also be treated.
     
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  7. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for correcting me, I will keep that information for future use.
     
  8. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you all very much for your help! I wasn't sure what I'd find on the package. I've bought some meds that only gave dosages for giant waterers.

    How long should I toss their eggs?

    Thanks,
    Sonja
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Yes, too many meds have instructions like add one packet to hundreds of gallons of water. That may be helpful for a commercial poultry farm, but is completely impractical for those of us who do not have thousands of birds.

    Toss eggs for two weeks.
     

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