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Ky Plowboy    Posted 01-20-2002 at 18:01:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a Golden Seabrite rooster with what looked like mucus coming from one eye and sounding congested. He died yesterday. What did he have, and what could I have done in case another develops this?

Tom A    Posted 01-21-2002 at 06:50:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Don't know if you still have the body, but if not might be good info to look into for next time:
Many local extension agents/universities run a (in my area) free service where they'll do an 'autopsy' on farm stock that dies.

We take ours there, and they call us in a couple of days with immediate results and follow up with a written report with details. Can help you identify and eliminate problems before you get a recurrence.

So you might ask your ag extension agent to find out if your local one does this.


Donna    Posted 01-20-2002 at 20:34:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am not a vet., but I have been around chickens and other animals most all my life, lost a few saved a few, it sounds like your seabrite has {Coryza} it is a respiratory disease and it effets any age chickens, from young to old and the wild birds can carry it in, I would treat all my chickens now with a sulfa drug such as {sulfadimethoxine} because this is contagious, even if it is just a chronic respiratory infection, you will still have to treat. Here is a list of a few meds., I keep on the farm, Penicillin,neomycin, sulfadimethoxine, Oxytetracycline, Streptomycin,
The sulfa drugs will be best for what you need. You can get this at the feed store, and mix it in their water, make sure it is the only water they have excess to.

Ky Plowboy    Posted 01-21-2002 at 18:17:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks to Tom and Donna for answering. Donna, we printed out your reply and are going to Southern States tomorrow to get the medicine we need. Tom, we are in Western KY - Christian Co.

Donna    Posted 01-22-2002 at 15:10:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You are welcome I hope things get better, I lost nearly half of my guineas one year, the vet said it was Coryza, I have under a hundred at the moment, I had nearly 200, I lost a few chickens, I got some sulfa drugs and I keep it on hand, and it put in there only water supply, and I got some lime and made sure the floors were clean and covered it with lime, and by the way if you ever run into mite problem do the same the lime clings to the poultries legs and smothers the mites, and make sure the nesting area are fresh, I wish you well.

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