Sick emu chick?

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Sick emu chick?

Post by ollyclarkson » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:39 pm

Hi all,

I've got a 3 week old emu chick that started coughing up a bit of fluid yesterday?! Its clear and doesn't smell. He does seem a bit mopey but seems to get over it and then it comes back a few hours later? Does anyone know what it is/what to do? Should I get him some antibiotics?


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Re: Sick emu chick?

Post by chrismahon » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:46 am

If it was a chicken I'd say it might be bronchitis Olly, in which case antibiotics will only sort out secondary infection and not the actual virus. Guess a vet needs to take a look. I would have expected some smell in the discharge though? There is also a heart condition that can cause that.
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