swollen shut eyes, and foul smelling, running nose. Update post *50

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Farmerboy16, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    Most of my mix age, breed, species have come down with it, and I lost a year old rooster that had both eyes swollen shut. Most of the chickens just have one puffy eye, foul clear running nose, that cakes up, like our common colds, but smells bad. None of my older birds have it, just the ones that are a year old and down. The turkeys, geese, ducks, and the guineas are not infected by it, but my 6- 1 1/2 months old peachicks have it too, and I do not want to lose them. I have been keeping their eyes open when they go to roost with a chicken hen. What kind of treatment can I give them, if they are treatable. I free range them, and are fed mash, and the chicks are fed meditated chick starter. I am going to a swap in 2 weeks to the sell the extra ducks, and chickens that I don't want, but I do not to sell them sick, but healthy. Thanks for any help on this.
     
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  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like a respiratory/sinus infection, either one requires antibiotis. look up respiratory infection/ sinus infection in the search for which type of antibiotic to use. Give them some electrolyte solution in there water for a boost to their immune system. People say ACV helps with illness in hens and boosts the immune system too. Get the natural form of ACV with 'the mother' on the jar, should be cloudy. Separate the sick hens from the others to reduce the spread. And don't take those chickens to any swap any time soon. A week IS TO SOON and you will infect all the birds there and could help to kill hundreds of chickens. I read to many stories here of people getting one hen at a swap and it kills all there birds, you don't want to be that person! good luck with your birds
     
  3. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chances are high you have Coryza. To confirm you need to have a bird necropsied. If it is Coryza then if you sell any of the birds chances are they will infect other flocks.

    They can be treated with a combination of Auromycin and Gallimycin to reduce symptoms. But they will remain carriers even after they appear well again.
     
  4. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Lookup Coryza in the disease section. Sulfadimethoxine and Gallimycin are what I would use.
     
  5. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    I googled Coryza, and found this link- http://www.peafowl.org/ARTICLES/15/. It matches what is wrong with my flock. Thanks! I will call the local feed mill to see if they have some. [​IMG] I cannot ever sell any of my birds even though they got better, and healthy? I am trying to down size my flock a bit.
     
  6. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used tera-vet put it in all there water, cleared up my girls respiratory infection quick. feed store.
     
  7. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    I got sulmet from the local feed mill today, is that the right one to use?
     
  8. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    No matter what you use the birds will still carry Coryza. If your wanting to downsize your flock the best way is to cull the birds. Don't take them to the swap and sell them. If you do that then your infecting other peoples flocks.
     
  9. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Sort of but not complete. You need to add Gallimycin to the mix to really knock it back. That's the problem with Coryza, you will only be knocking it back. I can and does show up again under any stress. There is one other drug by Denagard called Tiamulin. This one has been very effective but can only be purchased through a vet and is not cheap.
     
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Yes. The dosage for either the liquid or soluable powder is the same. Add 2 tablespoons per 1 gallon of water. Medicate for 2 days, then reduce the dosage to 1 tablespoon per gallon of water for the next 4 days.
    There is a 10 day withdrawal for slaughter. Excessive dosage may cause toxic reactions. Dont try hatching eggs during medication and for short periods thereafter.
     

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