Originally Posted by stake
Originally Posted by NewToFarming
I would just keep an eye on it for now and see how he does with the neosporin. I always have keflex around the house. Keflex is for humans but works well for animals too. I am fortunate my Dr. writes for refills for me so I can just fill them as I need them. ;) But to purchase them for animals, you can go to firststatevetsupply.com and get some there. A vet could write a script too. But at FirstState, the man that runs the store, Peter Brown (The chicken doctor) is wonderful for any questions on care for sick chickens. If you belong to facebook I would recommend to friend him. He has messaged me and I spoke to him on the phone as well regarding a silkie girl that got attacked by a hawk and survived. He is a wealth of knowledge and always willing to help. But for the Keflex dosage, a silkie can have 250 mg twice a day and you can even go up to 500 mg if needed especially for a larger chicken. It is a capsule and I had opened it up to mix with food like yogurt or moistened chicken feed. It smells terrible when you open up the capsule so mix it with something they really like. LOL
Keflex is 'strong' stuff by my limited medical knowledge...250mg/x2 a day is more of a human dose.....have to check out FirstState and the Doc, thanks for the heads up....
I keep fish flex caspuls, if you do your research you can find the treatment amounts online for all sorta fowl and animals, just make sure its a realiable source and NOT the first one or two sites you find info on please! Cephlaexin is one of THE BEST antibiotics you can get, only use it if other antibiotics havent worked.
" Cephalexin is a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat a wide range of non-specific bacterial infections during the most active and multiplying stages of infection."
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