What medicine's are a must for adult pea's and chick's?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by peafowlmom, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have lost many pea's from dry fowl pox this year, so I know I need to vaccinate them next year, next years hatch. What are the must's, or you better...? Thanks, Carrie
     
  2. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww. Come on, 10 viewed, more knowledgeable people tell us please. Just share what medicine's you use on your pea's every year and chicks . Pretty Please??
     
  3. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello!
    You will find that most of the peapeople here have different regimens.
    If you do a search you'll find a lot of (probably conflicting!) information about this.

    There's likely to be info in the stickies as well:
    "Sticky" Threads for the "Peafowl" forum:
     
  4. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You!
     
  5. I may be admitting my ignorance here, but I do not vaccinate peafowl for pox only my chickens. I have never had a peafowl develop pox. I have had it in my chickens, but never any deaths.

    As for my other on hand drugs I have many but the favorite few must have are:

    Ivermectin (injectible and pour on)
    Safeguard
    Valbazen
    Tylan 200
    Baytril (Injectible only for me so you need a good vet to get it)
    Fishzole (in any of the many forms)
     
  6. Lil Zoo

    Lil Zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Ivermectin, Safegaurd, Vabazen, Batril, and Penicillin. I guess I best be doing some more studying as I have never heard of pox in peafowl. I guess I have never had it in my chickens either. Probably just been lucky.
     
  7. autumnmfisher

    autumnmfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have fishzole (two diff kinds amoxacillan and the long m one - metzaondate/dole?) and sulmet - antibiotics for blackhead and ???
    Safeguard - wormer
    and we have vitamins.
    What are all these other things for?
    does everyone need them?
    should we give them grit if they're inside for the winter?
    What else should we give them if they're inside with chickens?
    THANK YOU[​IMG]
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Fish-Zole, Flagyl and metronidazole are the same thing. They are used to treat blackhead/histomoniasis in pet poultry. They are banned for use in food animals. http://www.farad.org/eldu/prohibit.asp

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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I'm still working on a "list", but more important, I think, is to find an Avian with peafowl and/or turkey experience that you trust and can depend on. Shop around, ask them who to call after hours or when they're not available. It's taken me awhile, but I now have a group of vets that I can take a sick pea to 24/7.
     
  10. Lady Badlands

    Lady Badlands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My list of "meds" are:

    Colloidal Silver (anti viral)
    Willard Water (miraculous stuff--see 60 Minutes segment on it here: )
    Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar (helps them absorb more nutrients from their food)
    Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
    Olive Oil (lubrication when egg bound)
    Organic Feed (pure, non-toxic nutritious food)
    Grass 'n bugs in their free ranging
    Love
     

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