I posted this on the thread i started for my hen's foot, anyone able to help more here?
Ok, a few days after typing that i started penicillin shots anyway, since that was the only medicine available on short notice.
the first 2 days went ok, at .50 doses. the third day i couldn't get the needle in for anything, gave up. 4th day did ok. i stopped there because i read that you should only give it up to 5 days. Looked like it was healing, so i left it alone.
Started swelling, a liquid swelling on the ankles and top of foot between toes..... So i put her back on the penicillin but this time at .75 the first 4 days and 1 ml the 5th (going by another article that stated up to 1 ml for up to 10 days)
Am i going too far? is the liquid swelling because of the healing and her bumping around, or does it sound bad?
A different antibiotic???? Any help would be appreciated. I also found out today that she has roundworms or something similar, and i wonder if that is hindering her healing.
Again, any help is appreciated.....
I have used Penn. for 10 days on sheep and cattle but never on a chicken. Didn't even know you could. Sorry, wish I could help you.