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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Riocotesei, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Songster

    Aug 15, 2008
    I'd like to interest as many people I can for this subject I think it is very important and helpful if everyone can help out.
    For us beginners/novices I thought it would be great to make up a basic list of medications ect. that we will all need for our pet chickens. For sudden sicknesses or helpful daily health please list it! I'll start out, if we can list what the uses of the medication or remedies are and where you can find them. You can add more info to something if you fell the poster did not cover it well.
    If we all can add to it, It would be awesome and helpful!

    Wazine- used to treat common worms in chickens can be found in feed stores.

  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    I wanted a thread like this a few months ago because this is a topic I'm not very knowledgeable on. I hope people will participate.
  3. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Songster

    Aug 15, 2008
    I don't know much either thats why I"m hoping it works. Help me keep the thread up so people will post on it.

    Sulmet-- treament for Coccidiosis, Infectious Coryza, Acute Fowl Cholora, and Pullorum Disease. Can be found in feedstores. I had a hard time finding it, however.
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    Terramycin (General Antibiotic)
    Tylan 50 or 200 (Antibiotic)
    Amprolium (cocci)
    Sulmet (cocci, & respiratory, I believe)
    Gauze and tape (sports-tape works really well)
    non pain-relief Neosporin or A&D Ointment
    Iodine or Betadine (antiseptic)
    Stiptic pencil or some other blood stauncher (I always seem to get one toe that bleeds when I trim... [​IMG])
    Wazine or other wormer
    Tweezers, fine needle, fine cotton thread
    BlueKote (antiseptic, anti-pick)

    That's what's in my medicine cabinet... I'm sure there's more, but I can't think of any more. Those are the important things.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2008
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I would add the following:

    Poly-vi-sol infant vitamins
    Vitamins and Electrolytes (Durvet)
    Copper Sulfate
    Nail clipper
    Displosable gloves
    Vet RX

    If I think of more, I will edit this list.

  6. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    Jody, what is the copper sulfate used for?

    Shoot, I forgot all about the Polyvisol... I just added that to the arsenal. [​IMG]
  7. BJ

    BJ Songster

    Mar 20, 2007
    what about pine-tar? I plan on getting some of that for my cabinet. I have heard it does wonders for feather picking/wounds.

  8. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Songster

    Aug 15, 2008
    Can you guys post the uses for thse idifferent Items? New people like me don't know what half those things are for. [​IMG]
  9. ChooksinIowa

    ChooksinIowa Songster

    Aug 14, 2008
    Van Meter, Iowa
    I have the Blue-Kote - it is an antibacterial/antifungal for wounds.

    I have the VetRx - it is for respiratory problems.

    I also would include some form of anti-picking treatment. Personally I use Rooster Booster brand anti-pick formula. You spread it around on the area being picked and it tastes yukky I guess but it stops the picking. It also turns your hand purple!

    I also have xenodine for wounds.

    I have ordinary vaseline that I use around vents for lice. It smothers them and they die. This is for a minor infestation only. Spread on thickly.

    For worse cases of lice or mites I use permethrin dust. I get mine from Randall Burkey. I think they call it lice and mite dust.

    The poly-vi-sol is for chicks who may not be doing too well initially - sometimes they aren't good at eating or drinking and that can help them along. I get the ones without iron but I'm not sure if it makes a difference.
  10. wateboe

    wateboe Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    Lebanon, Ohio
    Great thread... I am currently one of the newbies who needs medication information so this is just in time for me!

    I currently have one hen with coccodiosis (sp?). I will be picking up the Sulmet this morning and plan to treat everybody (every-chicken, that is). I fear that the sick hen will not survive, a she appears to be quite ill. (Yes, she is isolated, but hasn't been for very long.) I would also like to worm the whole flock, so here is my question...

    I bought Wazine at TSC yesterday. When I read the bottle it says to NEVER use in chickens when their eggs are used for human consumption! So, what do I use?

    To the folks who have mentioned Wazine as their wormer of choice, are you using it in laying hens?

    I am so confused.

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