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If putting tylan in water how much tylan per gallon of water???
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Originally Posted by vickie henson View Post

If putting tylan in water how much tylan per gallon of water???

Tylan powder?

-Kathy
post #143 of 146
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Originally Posted by casportpony View Post

It's also possible that it is a bacterial infection that is not sensitive to Baytril.

-Kathy
post #144 of 146
One of my black astrorps has been sneezing. And gasps a little bit. My first thought was gape worm. But as I studied further...it is rare. I started to think, we have had torential rain of late, up to 5 inches. My chicken runs and huge pen have been mud. My sneezing Astro is the best wormer of the flock of 35. She will stay out in the rain and stuff herself on huge night crawlers! I picked her up an hour ago, and checked her mouth, nasal passages etc. Nothing to show gape. No discharge either. I hung her upside down, and she did the gasp thing for a few minutes, then I put her down. She sneezed again. Everyone else is fine, she is an excellent eater, they get fermented feed treats twice week, so probiotics they have. I think it is just a cold. ? I treated her with Vetrx, she liked that. I have sand in my coops this time of year and use DE all the time. Any input from anybody??
post #145 of 146
Sneezing is not a symptom of gapeworm, but that along with sneezing are signs of a respiratory disease. Infectious bronchitis or IB, mycoplasma or MG, coryza, ILT, and aspergillosis are common ones. Mold from wet conditions can cause aspergillosis. If she is active, alert, eating and drinking, she doesn't sound too sick. I would be cautious using DE, since it is irritating to lungs and can cause breathing problems. Make sure that you always have good overhead ventilation, limit dust in feed or bedding, keep the temperature cool with a fan in hot weather, and prevent wet or moldy conditions to decrease chances of respiratory diseases.
Edited by Eggcessive - 5/4/16 at 5:48pm
post #146 of 146
It is IMPOSSIBLE to keep chickens out of wet coditions outside! My coops are dry, the covered runs stay pretty dry. Dust is low. Plenty of fresh air. You can't control mother nature. I have had chickens for a few years, been around them my entire life. Lots of scary diseases mentioned here...what about just a "cold"? I understand the confusion by others. I guess I am an optimist not gonna think the worst tight off the bat. BTW , after the VetRx, she sneezed less, but happy, happy little hen!, I also have a new load of sand coming in. I put that cover the dirt in the runs and coops. Keeps dust down and drains better. Chickens pick their runs clean of grass in no time. I have to close off areas to recover grass.
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