Urgent! Question about Coryza!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fluffychicky, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Fluffychicky

    Fluffychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I brought a rescued hen home who I separated and when I thought I knew she was healthy I put her in the coop with the other birds, she stayed distant from them and started acting sick after 2 days of being in the coop. I took her inside and turns out I'm 98% positive she was a carrier for coryza the next day 2 more had come down with the same thing and I immediately separated them. I am going to switch out the bedding with sand and I am disinfecting their water dishes and adding some tylan 50 to the water to kill anything else. Is it possible to salvage the other birds before they become infected? I am going to cull the 3 that I know are sick and have symptoms, if the others never show symptoms of the disease will i be correct in thinking that they did not become infected and are clean?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Does the first sick bird have a bad odor around the head? It's hard to tell one disease from the other sometimes, but if you are sure it is coryza, Di-methox or Albon would be better than Tylan. By the way Tylan50 is more for giving straight by mouth or as an injection. There is a powder form of Tylan that you can add to the water. Here is the disease list if you want to read it:
     
  3. Fluffychicky

    Fluffychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am injecting the sick ones with Tylan 50, and kind of they have a weird kind of strong chicken smell it doesn't smell good but isn't gut wrenching either. If my other ones do not show symptoms in the next 3 days will they be ok? I can cull the already sick ones, though I will be taking one to the vet on monday or tuesday for testing.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm not sure that they won't still get sick. Some chickens seem immune to some diseases. You might check with your state vet or extention office about getting a necropsy done on the sickest bird. Sometimes they will euthanize it for you and do the necropsy or autopsy. Here is info on how to find your state vet: http://agr.wa.gov/FoodAnimal/AnimalHealth/statevets.aspx
     
  5. Fluffychicky

    Fluffychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've contacted a poultry vet about an hour away and he told me to bring in 3 or 4 chickens and he would test them all. I described the situation to him and the symptoms and he said it could be a multitude of different things. He also said if it's bacteria related that we could probably cure it with some medication and they would most likely not be life time carriers, but if it was viral they probably would carry it for life. So I guess I'll find out monday, I just wish it wasn't so expensive, but if I have a chance of saving my flock then it's worth it.
     

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