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I would stop the Tylan once you get the Baytril. If you don't see some improvement with the Baytril in 24-72 hours there's probably no reason to give it past that. Five days is the most I give.

 

-Kathy

 

Okay --- praying she'll show some improvement!  I really don't want to lose her!  :(

Not positive, but I think If Baytril doesn't work your only option will be to have a vet look at her. Praying it works for you.

 

-Kathy

post #22 of 28

have you seen this?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/945918/my-first-sinus-infection

 

-Kathy

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have you seen this?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/945918/my-first-sinus-infection

 

-Kathy

 

Yes, I did see this --- which is why I thought maybe the Batril may possibly work!  I so appreciate you posting it, as it is so helpful to see pictures.  :)

post #24 of 28

What do her eyes look like now?

 

-Kathy

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What do her eyes look like now?

 

-Kathy

 

They are still puffy (swollen) and she keeps them closed most of the time and just sits in one place.  When I open her eyes to flush them out with saline and put the Terramycin ointment in, they look pretty bad --- there is a whitish film floating inside her eyelids.  I have been putting the ointment in about 3 times per day, but it really doesn't seem to be doing much of anything beside keeping them lubricated at this point.

 

I'm sure if I wasn't syringe feeding her, she would have died by now.  She has no interest in trying to forage for food.  I was really hoping she'd still try to eat on her own, but no such luck.  I'm hoping she'll still fight this until I can at least try the Enfloxil.

 

Again, thank you so very much for all of your help.  I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it!!!!

post #26 of 28
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Well, my little hen has been on Enfloxil (Baytril) for 2 days now (orally).  So far no improvement.  :(  Maybe this is some sort of virus that can't be cured with antibiotics.  Anyway, I will continue for a couple more days just to be sure.  And unfortunately, I'm now seeing that 2 more of my hens have come down with the crusty eye crud.  I just can't figure this out!!  I've decided to start them on the Enfloxil also, along with cleaning their eyes out with saline and applying ointment.  I'm so very heartbroken and frustrated!  :he

 

Anyway, here's my next question --- I have Probios powder, and I'm wondering if it would hurt to give her some of this powder in the syringe feedings that I'm giving her each day to help her with her gut.  Or would this be a silly idea since she's on antibiotics.  Anyone?

post #27 of 28

There are several good articles to read about the probiotics during antibiotics debate. Most say that it is still good to take them while on the antibiotics, especially in between times of the antibiotic or 2 hours after a dose. With the Probios, since it is applied to the water, they will be taking them throughout the day.

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There are several good articles to read about the probiotics during antibiotics debate. Most say that it is still good to take them while on the antibiotics, especially in between times of the antibiotic or 2 hours after a dose. With the Probios, since it is applied to the water, they will be taking them throughout the day.

 

I appreciate your input on this.  It seems like most things I've read say to give probiotics right after finishing with the antibiotic treatment.  With antibiotics killing both good and bad bacteria, I wasn't sure whether it would benefit her or not to give it to her while on antibiotics.  With me syringe feeding her, I thought that maybe I could give her some with her afternoon feeding, which would be about 5 hours after the morning antibiotic treatment.  But I just don't want to do anything to hinder her antibiotic treatment either.

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