• Vent Gleet

    Hi all, we recently went to see a poorly chicken that had vent gleet (also known as thrush, cloacitis or mycosis), a yeast infection that attacks the vent system. It is caused by eating mouldy or damp food.

    Symptoms:

    The following websites have some excellent information on how to identify and treat this:

    http://ultimatefowl.atwiki.com/page/Vent%20Gleet

    http://www.urban-chickens.com/index.php?/topic/1772-vent-gleet/

    Treatment

    There are many ways to treat your chicken, you can flush her out by giving her castor oil (5oz for your chicken will clean her out from the inside). At the same time if you feed her warm cloves of garlic (1/4teaspoon dried per gallon of water will ensure that the eggs will not be affected).

    Athlete's foot cream can be applied to the head and vent and or you can get sulphur powder from most garden centres. This will help to reduce sores and tissue build up around the vent but not suitable for use on the head or around the head.

    The following image is not for the faint hearted...

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Last updated 17/06/12

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