Vet prescribed Nolvasan solution to be added to roosters drinking water?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Joycejaffee, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Joycejaffee

    Joycejaffee New Egg

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    Help! Vet just prescribed 0.5 ml of Nolvasan solution to my Bantam Roosters Drinking water! Is this ok? I've done research and can only find references to it being used as a disinfectant and lots of warnings! History: since Jan 1 we have been treating what looks like a respiratory illness. Ruth the Rooster-yes kids named him as a lil chick and the name just stuck- was treated for parasites with Ivermectin and is on week three of a broad spectrum antibiotic (Doxicycline) by injection, weekly injections of saline fluid for Hydration and weekly vitamin injections. He is eating and drinking more yet still significantly under weight and only seems to make progress with intense consistent effort. He also seems to miss many attempts at grabbing food-looks like depth perception is off although he appears to see movement from both eyes. Most recently vet indicated lots of yeast in stool sample and sent home the Nolvasan to treat. Could this be a mistake? Thanks so much for any advice!
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't find any thing listing it as an oral in chickens. Lots of warnings for human use. Maybe vet knows something we don't? I would call State vet and ask if this is proper. I would be afraid to give this to my bird too! Antibiotics can cause an upset in yeast balance. Probiotics such as yogurt after can help. Monistat suppositories for women can help correct yeast infection in birds. Check dosing. What was the original diagnosis that started all the treatments you've listed? Really curious!
     
  3. Joycejaffee

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    Hi Thanks. The original diagnosis is a question mark. He was having trouble breathing-very congested-swollen eyes-weak- not drinking and eating. We assumed a respiratory disease and treated with antibiotics. They've made some difference but he hasn't healed -just a little better but not worse.
     
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    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are so many respiratory illnesses chickens can get. Some can be treated with antibiotics,some there are no cures for. If birds survive, they should be considered carriers for life. Keep a closed flock, do not sell or give birds away. If a bird dies, a necropsy can help to identify the disease. Other birds in your flock may not show illness but would still be carriers. Observe withdrawal times of antibiotics for meat and eggs. After that, eggs are safe to eat.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044 Here is a list/description of respiratory and other diseases common to chickens. I hope it helps. [​IMG]
     

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