ylan injectablesHOW CONTAGIOUS IS CRD?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lady Lakenvelder, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Lady Lakenvelder

    Lady Lakenvelder Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe my new EE hen has developed CRD. I got two hens last sunday. The EE got a bubbly eye. So I moved her to a smaller cage [that's when I noticed her very low crop]. So I did some investigating and think it is pendulous. But that seems to be the least of my worries. The EE got worse, swollen eye and swollen head around the eye. She also has mucus crusted around her nostrils and labored breathing. She is drinking but not eating. I have been giving her Tylan injections (1/2 cc) for the last three days with no improvement. Today there was blood in her sneezed up mucus. I am wondering if I should cull her or does she have a chance? And what about my other hen(BO)? Will she get CRD? They were eating and drinking out of the same feeder/waterer. The BO has black spots on her comb (avian pox I think), but has no symptoms of CRD. Will she develop it? I have two pullets in a seperate coop. If the birds do recover will they spread it to my pullets? Should I cull both these birds because they both have a disease that could kill my little ones?
     
  2. Lady Lakenvelder

    Lady Lakenvelder Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone????
     
  3. Lady Lakenvelder

    Lady Lakenvelder Out Of The Brooder

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    update: I culled her
     
  4. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry your bird had to go. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] From what I've heard, CRD doesn't go away, if the bird survives, then it is still a carrier, and will be a threat to other susceptible birds. You did the right thing...
     
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  5. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had this problem, this is just my understanding about CRD. It is caused by Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (known as MG). And it is always accompanied by another viral or bacterial infection. It can be controlled by vaccination or medication, but once a bird is infected, there is no cure. I've read that Tylan by injection is the drug of choice for CRD.


    Culling her was probably the kind thing to do, but I'm sorry you had to go through this.

    Is the BO your other new bird? Do you have her still in quarantine?
     
  6. Lady Lakenvelder

    Lady Lakenvelder Out Of The Brooder

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    My BO is my other new bird and still is in quarantine. She is still showing no signs of this illness. Could she be a carrier and never show signs?
     
  7. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is what I was told. That the bird can carry it and never show a single sign!!

    Sorry you had to cull. [​IMG]
     
  8. Lady Lakenvelder

    Lady Lakenvelder Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I will cull my BO then. This is just awful!!!
     
  9. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have had my share of sickness this year! I just kept giving out injections of tylan50. So far I have not lost any and they all sound and look great!! There is hope for the BO, it is just a chance you take when you bring in any bird. It sucks so bad too. I see all of these threads about hens and chicks for sale and I have to make myself say NO! I do not need to deal with the sickness anymore!! Best of luck to you.
     
  10. Lady Lakenvelder

    Lady Lakenvelder Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. Does anyone know how long CRD stays in the environment? Will bleach-water kill it in the areas my EE was in?
     

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