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18 month chicken is very lathagic and has diarrhea. What can…

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18 month chicken is...

18 month chicken is very lathagic and has green diarrhea. What can I do

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the bird. What is the bird's name?

Erin

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Erin?

Not really

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Bird
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Bird Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Bird Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Erin, please?

Regretfully, diarrhea in chickens can indicate not only primary gastrointestinal disorders such as enteritis (inflammation of the intestines: fungal, viral, bacterial, toxic) and intestinal parasites (nematodes such as roundworms as well as coccidia), but also liver disease, heavy metal toxicosis, an intestinal foreign body, and systemic infections that affect the GI tract - many respiratory infectious agents do so as does Marek's disease (herpesvirus).

You can worm Erin with an over the counter roundwormer such as Wazine (piperazine) and treat with an over the counter cocciostat such as Corid (amprolium) but it's important to recognize that most chickens aren't symptomatic with these parasites and if your other chickens aren't diarrheic a parasitic infection isn't the likely cause of Erin's diarrhea.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thanks for your reply. Erin is doing well. Spent time in the garage and use VetRx. Just needed some TLC.
Bird Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Thank you for the good update. I appreciate your taking the time to let me know.

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