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vent gleet that won't get better!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kristinn, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. kristinn

    kristinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I have a hen that has vent gleet. None of my other hens have EVER gotten this, but with her, I can't seem to get rid of it! I've tried everything I've researched: ACV, Probiotics (both yogurts and topical food powders), epsom salt, topical ointments, warm baths, even did a round of antibiotics.. This has been going on since last fall. I'll bring her in and treat her for weeks at a time, and now even extend treatment, even if she looks like it's cured, for a week or so, just to be sure. But within 2 weeks later she gets it again.. I keep my coop clean and always give ACV in their water. Am I doing something wrong? I really don't want to cull her because she is an awesome layer..

    Also, we have NO aviary vets within hours of us :/
     
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    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What antibiotics have you tried? Have you tried and antifungals like fluconazole or ketoconazole? Has she been wormed with Safeguard or Valbazen? If she were mine I would worm her and treat her with Baytril. If that didn't work I would try fluconazole. Both can be purchased without a prescription.

    FYI, you don't need an avian vet, any vet could check a smear and let you know if you have a bacterial infection or fungal infection and they also have the ability to look up medication doses in their Veterinary Drug books.

    -Kathy
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I agree, that is a great link and what an eye-opener it was for me!

    -Kathy
     
  5. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2,excellent link,very informative!
     
  6. kristinn

    kristinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww man.. that's what I was afraid of
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    Ty for that link though.
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It was dawg53 that I got that link from, by the way. Should have given credit where it's due!
     

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