The combination of Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole is effective against:
- Colibacillosis (Yellowish diarrhea)
- Pullorum (Whitish diarrhea)
- Coccidiosis (Diarrhea with blood mixture)
- Fowl Cholera
Colibacillosis is caused by infection with a pathogenic strain of Escherichia coli. Signs vary and can include acute fatal septicemia, airsacculitis, pericarditis, perihepatitis, and lymphocytic depletion of the bursa and thymus. Diagnosis is made by isolation of a pure culture of E Coli.
Pullorum disease is an infectious poultry disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella pullorum. The disease affects mainly young chicks and poults, but can also affect older chickens, game birds, guinea fowl, ostriches, parrots, peafowl, ring doves, sparrows, and turkeys.
Outward signs of coccidiosis in chickens include droopiness and listlessness, loss of appetite, loss of yellow color in shanks, pale combs and wattles, ruffled, unthrifty feathers, huddling or acting chilled, blood or mucus in the feces, diarrhea, dehydration, and even death.
Fowl cholera is a contagious, bacterial disease of birds caused by Pasteurella multocida. Acutely, it causes elevated mortality. Chronically, it causes lameness, swollen wattles (in chickens), pneumonia (in turkeys), and torticollis, but it can also be asymptomatic.
Prevention: 2.5 grams for every 1 gallon of water for 3-5 straight days.
Treatment: 5 grams for every 1 gallon of water for 5 days.