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My rooster possibly has gapeworm or some type of respiratory
My rooster possibly has gapeworm or some type of respiratory infection.I have 4 hens and one rooster all about a year old in Portland Oregon. About a week ago I noticed my rooster gasping like this. I… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,182 satisfied customers
I have two chickens that are coughing. Trying to find a vet
I have two chickens that are coughing. Trying to find a vet to tell me what to use … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,182 satisfied customers
Runny nose, sneezing, coughing. 22 week old Golden Comet
22 week old Golden Comet chickens (3 out of 5 showing symptoms) … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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What do I do if I have a couple of birds that test positive
What do I do if I have a couple of birds that test positive for mycoplasma g ? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
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She's got a rattle and seems to be sneezing coughing. I had
She's got a rattle and seems to be sneezing coughing … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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It's a jersey giant rooster. He stopped crowing and he is
It's a jersey giant rooster. He stopped crowing and he is making this crazy noise that he then keeps his beak open and sounds like he's gurgling. Is still eating and drinking but is not crowing and se… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have some chickens and for the last 2 years in the fall my
I have some chickens and for the last 2 years in the fall my cockrels and pullets will get a respiratory infection. I save most with antibiotics, but what can I vaccinate with to prevent the recurring… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,182 satisfied customers
He sounds like he has a stuffy nose and occasionally
He sounds like he has a stuffy nose and occasionally sneezes, i'm worried he has a CRD. He has had recent stress with a move from one house to another. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,182 satisfied customers
I have pullets and a few hens that have pink colored eyes
I have pullets and a few hens that have pink colored eyes (where it should be white), some are sneezing. Not all, but they are all together. I have found 2 dead, but I don't know from what. (I have ab… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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New to chickens, Have a pullet about 18 weeks old with a
Hi. New to chickens, Have a pullet about 18 weeks old with a cough, rattling sound in chest, wet poops around her butt. Is drinking fine, seems interested in food but not sure how much is being consum… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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My Buckeye Rooster sounds very horse and has virtually no
My Buckeye Rooster sounds very horse and has virtually no crow. It sounds like he has something stuck in his throat. He still clucks and eats. What can I do?… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he
New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he didn't crow. He tries to but no sound. Rattled breathing (congestion) eating like a normal bird. Drinking good. Sneezing. I immediately started … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a rooster that had puss pockets in s eyes. He was
Hello, I have a rooster that had puss pockets in his eyes. He was lethargic. He had yellow hard crust in both ears I cleaned out. Treated him with vetRX. Dropped in his throat through the hole in the … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a wheezing chicken. One of my 3 year old flock started wheezing
I have a wheezing chicken. One of my 3 year old flock started wheezing, and breathing loudly. She stopped but a couple of the others her age just started. They are eating well and their comb color is … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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42,736 satisfied customers
Dear answer, two weeks ago , a chicken i purchased at a swap
Dear answer, two weeks ago , a chicken i purchased at a swap (20 week copper marin) started sneezing a lot. within two days she sounded like she was breathing through water, with an alarming rattle. s… read more
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Dr. Bob
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I have a Cochin Rooster who is beautiful and looks perfectly
I have a Cochin Rooster who is beautiful and looks perfectly healthy, except I often hear him cough as if he had flegm in his throat and the tone of his 'Crow' has changed.… read more
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Dr. Bob
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I have a young pullet with gapeworm (yes, I am sure). What
I have a young pullet with gapeworm (yes, I am sure). What is the proper medicine, and for how long do you treat? Thanks very much; the amount of mis-information out there is amazing. Terri in Norther… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Hi Vets ) Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated
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