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Vent Gleet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kdlevesque, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Kdlevesque

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    I have tried to look for solutions for vent gleet because I am sure that one of my hens has it. I have washed her bottom off in warm water but the stuff keeps coming back. I have looked online on ways to treat and I get mixed reviews from using monistat cream to putting apple cider vinegar in her drinking water. I also seen where sometimes they need antibiotics. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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  4. Glenda Heywoodo

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    ·VENT GLEET
    We affectionately call our chickens 'fluffy butts' and that's exactly what you want to see in your flock. Vent gleet, which is a fungal yeast infect...ion also referred to as 'thrush' or 'infected cloaca', often shows itself in the form of a dirty, foul-smelling vent due to copious whitish discharge and diarrhea. Missing or pasted feathers around the vent, redness and swelling are also signs that you are dealing with vent gleet.

    Vent gleet is not exactly an illness in itself, but instead manifests itself due to increased ph levels and an imbalance of bad bacteria in a chicken's digestive tract. Although not normally fatal if treated quickly, it can spread to the reproductive system quite easily and also result in sour crop and becomes more difficult to treat the longer it goes on. Not contagious, it often shows up in multiple flock members since logically they have all been subjected to the same stressors that caused the vent gleet in one.

    Vent gleet should never be treated with antibiotics; antibiotics kill both good and bad bacteria. Instead, concentrating on restoring a healthy bacterial balance in the intestinal tract by boosting the good bacteria with probiotics is the goal of a natural course of treatment. Treatment should continue until you see clear signs of improvement (it should only take a few days if you catch it fast enough and start treatment immediately). Your entire flock can be treated with this natural remedy which reintroduces good bacteria into the digestive tract.

    Causes of vent gleet can include ...
    •being deprived of clean water
    •eating moldy feed or scraps
    •excessive heat
    •stress
    •general poor health
    Symptoms of vent gleet can include ...
    •diarrhea
    •whitish discharge from vent
    •smelly droppings
    •loss of vent feathers
    •pasted feathers
    •red or bloody vent
    •soft, swollen abdomen
    •white sores on the vent and/or in the throat
    •sour crop
    •weight loss/decreased appetite
    •decreased energy
    •drop in egg production
    Treatment includes ...
    •bathing the affected hen to clean the vent area
    •offering a molasses flush consisting of 1/2 Cup of molasses per gallon of water - free choice for several hours then replaced with fresh, plain water
    •adding 2-4 Tablespoons/gallon of apple cider vinegar with the 'mother' (such as Bragg) to the water
    •giving each affected hen 1 Tablespoon of plain unflavored yogurt per day
    Prevention includes ...◦providing fresh, clean water and fresh feed, discarding old, wet feed immediately
    ◦adding 1 Tablespoon/gallon of apple cider vinegar to the water
    ◦adding probiotic powder to the daily feed
    ◦offering a small amount of plain unflavored yogurt as an occasional treat
    Being vigilant and treating any sign of vent gleet immediately should result in quickly restoring the good bacterial balance in your flock's digestive system, while a few preventives will go far to help keep it from happening again. And remember, fluffy butts are the sign of healthy hens!

    ~Health 'fluffy butts' enjoying their breakfast supplemented with probiotic powder in their feed and ACV in the water~

    https://www.facebook.com/GlendaHeywoodPoultryNews/posts/1469103809776633
     
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    Thank you!
     
  6. Glenda Heywoodo

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    :)You are more than welcoe,
    I hope that information helps your chicken and helps you not to worry
     
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    I have wonderful news!! After taking extensive care of "Fluffy" yesterday, she seems to be on the mend. Her butt is fluffy again!!! I never realized how time consuming a sick chicken can be! :) I spend lots of time with my flock so I think that we caught it early. I did the vinegar in the water, an epsom soak (dawn dish detergent to clean her rear), yogurt (she'll only eat it on bread) and scrambled egg with probiotic capsules. She's still a little down but big improvements since yesterday. She's hanging with the rest of the flock and eating. Thanks for all the help. I am a little too attached to them, I know.
     
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    I forgot to add...I also used Vetericyn on her backside as well. My husband was not happy about the $$$ spent!!!
     
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  9. Glenda Heywoodo

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    I am so glad for you that the vent gleet is on the mend.
    Here is something that I have givena lot of chicken lovers to heal and save their sck or injured chicken
    WET MASH PROBIOTIC RECIPE FOR CHICKENS WITH ANY HEALTH PROBLEMS
    Glenda Heywood

    WET MASH PROBIOTIC RECIPE FOR YOUR CHICKENS HEALTH.
    ACV by Bragg's is sold by A...mazon and at Walmart. (remember to get Bragg's as it has the "brown mother" in the bottom of the bottle.)

    My Daughter JoAnna Mertz feeds this wet mash probiotic several times a week to our 10 hens, 5 buff orpingtons 5plymouth rocks, and they are eating it up in 30 minutes.

    To make the WET MASH PROBIOTIC RECIPE HERE IT IS
    (A) TAKE 2 CUPS OF DRY CRUMBLES OR PELLETS,
    (B) 1 TSP OF DRY FLAX SEED MEAL (THAT IS FOR HUMANS)
    (C) PUT 4 CUPS OF MILK ANY KIND SOUR OR FRESH, 1 tbsp of dry flax seed meal,
    (D) AND 2 TBSP OF THE UNPASTURIZED ACV.

    (E) ALSO 1 /2 CUP OF UNFLAVORED YOUGART.

    (F) MIX GOOD. PUT IT IN GLASS CONTAINER, AND KEEP ON THE COUNTER OVER NIGHT.

    (G) IF IN THE MORNING YOU CAN ADD MORE MILK TO THE MIX TO MAKE IT SOLUBLE, like cookie dough, not soupy,

    (H) DO NOT MAKE IT SOUPY AS CHICKENS DO NOT LIKE IT SOUPY.

    (I) IF THE MIX IS OKAY IN THE MORNING AND NOT TOO DRY FEED IT IN THE GLASS CONTAINER SO ALL THE CHICKENS CAN GET TO IT.

    (J I USED 2 VERY LARGE GLASS PIE PLATES. AND THEN CLEAN THE PIE PLATES BY BRING THEM BACK TO THE HOUSE.

    (K) FEED THIS AMOUNT TO EACH CHICKEN 3 tbsp of mix when wet, so make your recipe to fit all amount of chickens to be fed

    (L) WHEN MIXING FOR 1 CHICKEN DO THISIE: take 3 tbsp of dry feed and add 6 tbsp of milk, 1/4 tsp of dry flax seed meal, 1 tbsp of yougart plain kind, 1 tsp ACV,

    (M) NOW IF THE CHICKEN IS SICK ADD THIS TO THE WET MASH PROBIOTIC RECIPE

    (N) 1 Vit E capsule buy cutting end of capsule off and squeezing it into the wet mix.
    (O) 1-Vit B tablet crushed in table spoon and add a little water to disolve crushed tablet and then add to wet mash

    (P) 1- Selenium tablet crushed in tbsp and add little water to it and then add to wwet mash.
    (Q) now mx good and feed sick chuicken evey day for 7 days

    (R) now feed it 5 times for second week.

    (S) then 2 times a week for life

    (T) feed all healthy chickens 2 times a week for life WITH VITAMINS ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS

    (1) A NOTE HERE IS ABOUT WHEN CHICKENS HAVE COCCIDIOSIS YOU HAVE TO WAIT TILL THEY ARE OFF THE MEDICATION AT THE END OF 7 DAYS TO GIVE THE VITAMIS BECAUSE OF THIS FACT:
    (2) IE::
    Amprolium interferes with the coccidia oocyst’s ability to metabolise vitamin B so you may need to provide your chickens with a vitamin B supplement following treatment – but don’t give them this during treatment as you might render it ineffective.
     
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