Where to find cocci meds and other questions

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rizq, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Tennessee
    First I need to say that I can't find a vet willing to run a fecal. They all say they don't treat farm animals.

    That being said, I think I need to treat for cocci. I have seen some blood in the poo of one of our groups of chickens and have had 2 die. One I found all huddled and fluffed up with her eyes closed and thought she was chilled. She died about half hour after I brought her in the house. Other chickens in this group (all are 2-4 months old) were fine this morning. This afternoon, another was huddled up the same way. These are fairly recent additions and they also have lice. I picked up some ivomec eprinex for the lice and general worming and have sevin to use around the pen, but I know none of this will take care of cocci.

    I am unsure if cocci is even the problem, but am afraid to wait and see if the ivomec takes care of the problem. I am afraid they will all be dead before I find out if it was cocci or just worms that the ivomec will take care of.

    Problem is, I can't find sulmet or anything else for cocci (can't remember the other off the top of my head ... kinda stressed out atm [​IMG]). Where do I find this stuff? Do I have to order online somewhere? Will it get here in time?

    Also, (sorry) how long after using topical ivomec can I use something for cocci? I don't want to poison them with too many things at once. And what about their environment? What do I disinfect with so they don't just pick it up again? Will garden lime kill it? (if I can manage to find any ... sigh [​IMG]

    Your help is much appreciated. This board is awesome. So full of knowledge and you all are so helpful to those of us still learning how to care for our chooks!
     
  2. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    try www.poultrymansupply.com Matt John will have exactly what you need. I had a problem with bubble eye, emailed Matt and had it in the mail in two days. He does have the items in stock that your looking for. Call the number on the website, it will go directly to him.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2008
  3. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Tennessee
    Is Cocci-Rid any good? Or do I want sulmet? The Cocci-Rid is quite a bit cheaper, which is always nice if it works, but I want something that will work ... and before any more die ... my poor babies [​IMG]
     
  4. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Terramycin - Jeffers livestock $4.95 plus shipping-water soluable
    I get mine from Rural King.
     
  5. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Tennessee
    I have Terramycin on hand ... that treats cocci?? What dose for chickes?
     
  6. Robin L

    Robin L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont jump the gun on Terramycin, its an antibiotic and that dont help cocci and giving it just because isnt good.
    Just my opinion [​IMG]
     
  7. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Should say on the bag. I do 400- 800 miligram per gallon. Can't eat the eggs for 20 days.
     
  8. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Tennessee
    Sulmet is also an antibiotic, isn't it? I had never heard of Terramycin for cocci ... though I am VERY far from knowing everything, lol.

    Is there anything that has a relatively short, or even no withdrawal time? Really, it doesn't matter all that much ... really just need to get the problem taken care of.
     
  9. Robin L

    Robin L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Becki try doing a search for cocci in Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures, LOTS of info there.
     
  10. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Tennessee
    I did a search. The main problem I am having is finding the stuff. Was hoping to find it locally and pick it up tomorrow. Our TSC and Co-op don't carry anything chicken meds except Wazine.

    Also, unsure what to put in search as far as how long I have to wait after using ivomec eprinex before using something to treat for cocci.
     

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