antibiotics

  1. C

    Anyone do a skin biopsy on their duck?

    I'm curious about whether anyone has ever had a skin biopsy done on their duck. I am trying to figure out next steps for my Pekin duck Penny who has some sort of bacterial skin infection. She's been to see an avian vet twice now. She's tried 5 different antibiotics, injectable meds for...
  2. R

    Swollen Eye

    The following did work for my chicken Swollen eye, closed by eye lid swelling, weeping, the smell of necrotic tissue. Read on and you will find out why it got that far along. Early intervention is best. 7.00 Baytril 2.5% Injection. Given 0.6 mL orally twice a day for 5 days (crop feeding)...
  3. E

    How many days of antibiotics are enough?

    Hi everyone! I mentioned in my intro post that I'm currently helping my favorite chicken Chelsea back to health after a hawk attack. She lost all the feathers on her back and under her wings quite a bit. I think the hawk was scared off by the neighbors dog. Anyway her neck is badly damaged as...
  4. A

    Sick hen please help....

    I have a young hen, 7 months old, that began sneezing and rattling a few weeks ago. I quarantined her and she seemed better after a week so I returned her to the flock thinking maybe it was allergies. After 2 days she was stick again. Quarantined her again for two weeks. She still sneezed...
  5. Gonecluckingmad

    Injury? Infection? Worms? Help!

    Help! I'm at a loss on this one as I have never experienced it before. Half of my chickens face was swollen. I started with Vetericyn, then benadryl (1 dose), then Terramycin (7 days). It has been 11 days since the swelling started. It has decreased, but it's not gone. I pulled 'something'...
  6. akmarad

    Can I feed my chickens their own eggs while on antibiotics?

    Greetings everyone! When our chickens undergo an antibiotics treatment (say Amoxicillin), we cannot eat their eggs for the duration of their treatment, followed by a 7-day egg withdrawal period. We just end up throwing their eggs away for about 2-3 weeks, which feels so wasteful. 1. Can we...
  7. S

    Listless Chicken with Lolling Head - Need Antibiotic Options! Please Help!

    We had five chicks that were about three months old. When we moved them outdoors, one of them started dramatically tilting its head to the side. We were worried that it was due to stress from being moved outdoors, so we took her back inside where she had been living before we moved her out. She...
  8. EricaG5301

    Respiratory disease in chicken/duck mixed flock; do I treat both?

    Hello! I am new to raising chickens (and ducks). About a month after introducing 4 new pullets to our flock of 10 ducks, I noticed one of them had a swollen eye. I quarantined her for a while and was treating naturally for coryza (colloidal silver, garlic, ACV). She seemed better, except for...
  9. Ginmary

    Chickens and Salmonella

    Hypothetical: If someone contracts Salmonella, there's a good chance that it came from one of their chickens. Most likely from their poop since if they had it in their system showing symptoms it would be obvious and be treated. I assume if it is carried only in their poop it doesn't effect...
  10. alcstreetman

    Antibiotic question - second round?

    I have a little lavender orphington that's about 9 weeks. She has struggled since she was about a week old and I'm still not sure what is wrong. She started to act sick around 1 week, eyes closed, squinting, and sleepy but no other symptoms, no drainage, nothing. I treated my flock with corid...
  11. CarpCharacin

    The implications of antibiotic use

    I'd like to start a discussion on the implications of antibiotic use, more specifically antibiotic resistance. I think that when treating chickens for diseases, we need to be careful on what antibiotics are used and how often they are used. An antibiotic shouldn't be used as a "general cure"...
  12. J

    5 day old chicks rattle breathing

    Hello everyone. Let me start off by saying I just started treating my flock of hens with ivermectin paste and water dissolvable antibiotics 3 days ago due to either gape worm or a respiratory infection. I lost the original hen that started showing signs but all others seem to be stabilized now...
  13. E

    lack of bird vets

    I think we need more bird vets and universal vet care. Took our sick hen who has no appetite, has some diarhea and a crop full of liquid that is not emptying overnight. Vet was nice but really is a cat and dog vet. She said the hens crop felt squishy because it was empty. I think empty crops...
  14. ckickenlegs

    Antibiotics and chicks

    Hi ,my chooks possibly have signs of CRD either that or gape worm maybe, sneezing, coughing, one is rattly in the chest (wheezy kind of) so lv disinfected everything and cleaned out all the bedding etc and put them on a bird antibiotic, (avicycline c) question is, is it okay for chicks to...
  15. Kalifornsky

    Sick Emu Cured

    I recently had a sick emu, Kali, but through intervention his symptoms have cleared and he's happy again. I decided to share the details for posterity, in case anyone else has a sick emu with similar symptoms and needed a point of reference. Symptoms: He's always been a very small/skinny bird...
  16. C

    Chick nerologic, running in circles antibotic dosage???

    Hey guys i picked up some chicks today from store and they had just been delivered, still in shipping box. Got a few different breeds but one Road Island Red when i got home noticed it was acting VERY strange. It is acting like when a kid gets spun around a tire swing and their head kinda moves...
  17. S

    Help with drug admin for goats...

    Hi! Does anyone know if it is safe to give CD&T vax while a doeling is receiving penicillin? My baby is ready for her second does of vax, but she was attacked by the neighbor's dog and we are giving her penicillin for her wounds. Not sure how to proceed. Thanks!
  18. jackoeVogel23

    Cephalexin Side Effects?

    so my one female pekin had some issues with not laying, the doctor thought maybe it was an infection so she prescribed her cephalexin 2 times a day for a little over a week. Yesterday morning was her last treatment. I noticed her face has gotten a little fatter. Is this normal? I posted...
  19. aprilbos

    Hen having Vent and respritory symptoms, bumble foot debating antibiotic treatment

    I have a 15 month old buff Orphington hen. I noticed her limping 4 days ago and has bumble foot. I'm cleaning, soaking in Epsom salt, and wrapping it after applying blu kote and drawing salve. a layer of black scab was already half hanging off and came off on its own or with her help. I need...
  20. Cherrier25

    Help! Oral antibiotics vs smart pekin!

    Hayhei was taken to the vet yesterday because he sounds hoarse. The vet believes, after seeing nothing in X-rays and having great health otherwise, that he aspirated at some point and there's most likely an infection. He gave me oral antibiotics and told me to mix it in with his favorite things...
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