My hen is sneezing! - Page 12
Tylan is only good for bacterial and mycoplasma infections, and for prevention of secondary bacterial infections when there is a virus or fungal infection. Viruses will have to run their course, but secondary infections can kill.Testing a sick or a necropsy on a dead bird is the only way to diagnose what disease you are dealing with. No chronic respiratory diseases are cured, since they can come back again and chickens can be carriers for life. Those chronic diseases are MG, coryza, and ILT. Here is a good link to read:
I would only treat those showing symptoms. Here are some links about infectious bronchitis that might be a possible problem:
Oh no offense taken. This is just information that is available in many articles about respiratory diseases. Just thought I would clarify the reason for using Tylan, oxytetracycline, Gallimycin, and other antibiotics in treating respiratory disease. Many who have Baytril or enrofloxacin prefer that to treat, but since it is not approved for chickens and difficult to get, the other drugs may be found in feed stores. In most foreign countries, they cannot get any of those drugs ecept from a vet. It won't be long before the US bans antibiotics for sale in feed stores, I figure.
BIGGG Update! She has pretty much stopped sneezing! and her runny nose has stopped completely some of my other chickens have been sneezing a couple of times after the meds but i believe with winter on its way and the moist weather we have been having lately it could be seasonal. Not sure. Buttt we now have a new window!! with ventilation and light finally!! YAY! And i have been considering sand/dirt litter hopefully that will help with the moister level!