Ulcerative enteritis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by artsyrobin, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    what antibiotics are needed for enteritis? I have been having losses to what i thought was cocci, but after being on corrid, no change, so am suspecting enteritis
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    It is often in combination with coccidiosis and other parasites.

    15 grams per gallon of streptomycin in drinking water for 10 days and 1 gram per gallon for 5 more days.

    Thoroughly clean the coop, it resists most disinfectants.

    ETA
    The CDC says that EPA-registered disinfectants with a sporicidal claim have been used with success.

    http://www.cdc.gov/hai/organisms/cdiff/cdiff_faqs_hcp.html#a11
     
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  4. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know where one could acquire streptomycin for their birds except from a vet. If someone knows, fill me in. I've treated it in the past by taking Bacitricin (brand name BMD Soluble) and Neomycin powder. I took equal parts and mixed it together dry in a jar. I gave one heaping teaspoon per gallon of water for 10 days.

    Baytril (enrofloxacin) injections work and so does Bio-Mycin or LA-200. Dosage for Bio-Mycin or LA-200 is 1cc in the breast muscle large fowl, or 1/2 cc for Bantam sized birds, 2 x a day for 3-5 days. The Enrofloxacin I have is Enfloxil 10% which requires only 1/4 cc injection for a Bantam. Length of treatment is the same (3-5 days).

    Edit (correction made above): My memory escaped me on Enfloxil 10% mentioned above. That dose was for a Bantam Wyandotte the last time it was used. 1/2 cc for a large fowl would be sufficient.
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I have treated what I suspected was enteritis with generic Baytril 10% (Enrofloxacin) at 20mg/kg once a day for no more than 5 days. 20mg/kg is .2ml per 2.2 pounds. You can give it orally or you can inject it. The birds I used it on got better, but I have no way of knowing if they actually had enteritis or not. One thing I noticed about them was that their bellies appeared blue, like they were bruised.

    -Kathy

    Edited to add:
    Some turkey and chick starters have Bacitracin added to help *prevent* enteritis, so it might be a good drug to try for treatment.
     
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  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

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    I think that neomycin and streptomycin are used to treat the same things, but streptomycin has a lot of side effects. Here you can buy some: https://www.goldbio.com/Streptomycin-Sulfate-100mgmL-Solution-P4567-Cnew.php
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

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    Streptomycin can't be given orally, only by injection into the muscle. Neomycin is only given orally. They treat the same organisms. They both have a tendency to cause deafness or kidney damage with overdosing, as does gentamycin, the drug that is used more today.
     
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  9. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i noticed in reading the links, tetracyline is mentioned, is that the same as duramycin??
     
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