Vaccinate for cocci or use medicated feed? What are your opinions?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tuffolbird, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. tuffolbird

    tuffolbird Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read that if you choose to vaccinate you should not use medicated feed. I have found that non-medicated feed is not as readily available as the medicated type. How effective is the cocci vaccine?
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Not sure about the vaccine. I use the medicated feed and ACV in their water.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I understand the vaccine is only effective against some of the strains of cocci. Amprolium is supposed to work on all of them, but some on here find themselves treating for cocci even using medicated feed.
     
  4. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use medicated feed and keep corrid on hand just in case we need it.
     
  5. powerline

    powerline Out Of The Brooder

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    I have commented on other cocci post. Cover the ground 2-3 times a year with hydrated lime and give Acidified Copper Sulfate every 2 months. Do this and you wont have a problem with cocci. ACS is a mineral. It is composed of citric acid, copper and sulfur.
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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