Using liquid copper for prevention of canker spread, Please HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenNamaste, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. ChickenNamaste

    ChickenNamaste Out Of The Brooder

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    We recently discovered our frizzle cochin has canker. We have her inside, and started on Flagyl.
    However, We are unsure if our flock has been contaminated, and I had read on here somewhere, that you could use copper in their water to prevent then from catching it. Now after purchasing the copper, I am very conflicted, as now everything I am reading, people say not to use it, So I need a few answers. Should I give it to them? And can I use:
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  2. casportpony

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

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    I think it's supposed to be acidified copper sulfate.
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  3. ChickenNamaste

    ChickenNamaste Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply.. I had read on this package that it would cure canker, and I could've sworn I had seen someone recommend this exact one. I haven't been able to find acidified..
     
  4. dawg53

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    Dosage is 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water for 3 days straight once a month, every month. Dont use a metal waterer and dont mix anything else with it. Your frizzle cochin will be a carrier. Canker is passed mainly in waterers/feeders. Jeffers is out of Dothan, Alabama and they ship quick.
    http://www.jefferspet.com/products/acidified-copper-sulfate-1
     
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