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Dear friends I need solution to cure this CRANKER is affected one of my pet chicken in throat he cannot take food properly day by day it's spread so please suggest a curable medicine and precautions as soon as possible


  • undautriundautri Senior Member
     sorry to be so late answering but i havent been able to get on the site for weeks
     you need flagyl or metrodinazole
    apple cider vinegar added to her water may also help a little
  • solarbatssolarbats Senior Member
    edited April 2019
    Metronidazole given twice a day for at least a week is the treatment for canker (also known as trichomonas or trichomoniasis)

    However - many vets don't like to prescribe it as it's 'not licensed' for hens.

    Your vet would have to do a swab of her throat and check it under the microscope to diagnose properly.

    Sadly I fear we may be too late because the forum was closed just after your post.  Hope you managed to get her to a vets in the meantime.

    To prevent it happening again, try to keep wild birds away from your hen's water.  This parasite is passed on through water.  The most common carriers are finches (especially greenfinches) and pigeons.

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