Your experience on Vent Gleet? Really need to know!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicky Crazy, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    I would like if you could share your experience with Vent Gleet and how you treated it. My two Rocks have it and I'm not sure how to treat it.
     
  2. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    Also do I need to separate them from the flock? If it's better to do that I will.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    The trick is figuring out if it's from worms, coccidiosis, bacterial infection or fungal infection. I can't take mine to the vet for it, so I start by ruling out worms and coccidiosis with Safeguard 0.5ml per 2.2 pounds for five days and Corid (yes, at the same time). If I don't see improvement I treat with Baytril and metronidazole. If while treating it gets worse, I stop Baytril and metronidazole and treat for fungal infection with Fluconazole or Ketoconazole.

    If you can, consult a vet. For the cost of an office visit, a fecal and a gram stain you'll know what to treat. [​IMG] Remember that human yeast creams will only work on the yeast that it touches, so if it is a yeast infection way up in the intestines or repro-tract it won't do any good to apply it. Make sense?

    -Kathy
     
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  5. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    Im not sure what the big words mean, but I can look them up. How do I figure out if it's from worms, coccidiosis, bacterial infection or fungal infection? It can't be worms because I've given them DE the last two Saturdays.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    DE doesn't treat worms, for that you need to use Safeguard or Valbazen. The only way to know for sure is to have a vet look at the poop. I can't afford that, so I start by worming and treating for coccidiosis.

    -Kathy
     
  7. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    Thank you! I will buy safeguard and give it to them. Is there a special way you worm them? Also I will research COCCIDIOSIS and treat them just in case they have it.
     
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  9. casportpony

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    Tractor Supply sells Safeguard for goats.

    -Kathy
     
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