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9 months old Leghorn Rooster with draining ears (yellow, smells bad)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by creaturebond25, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. creaturebond25

    creaturebond25 New Egg

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    I have a Leghorn Rooster who appears to have a chronic ear infection. It doesn't seem to be affecting his movement, eating, or otherwise. The drainage is constant, yellow, and smells bad. Should I give him an antibiotic? If so, what type and dosage. Also, is there any type of topical medication I can use? Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

    Thanks in advance for any help,
    Victoria
     
  2. the Old Rebel

    the Old Rebel Rest in Peace -2011

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    I have no answers for you, but thought I'd give this a bump back to the top.

    Good Luck!!
     
  3. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    hum is it sneezing at all? I would say Tylan that you put in water. Works wonders for infections if that is what it is. i just get scared with that smells really bad comment! YIKES
    Tylan has an injectable as well Tylan 50. Stick with the water stuff unless he needs quick treatment! I wanna say .5 cc of tylan for 10 days. i am sure someone will correct me if my brain is going.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    He's probably in pain if it's an ear infection. I'd give him a couple baby aspirin twice a day for pain, in addition to Tylan injectible.
     
  5. creaturebond25

    creaturebond25 New Egg

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    Thanks for the replies. He's not sneezing at all, just runny ears. Do any of you have any suggestions on where to purchase the Tylan 50? Our local Co-op doesn't carry it. I've never done an injectible for my chickens (just dogs, cats, etc.). Is it hard to do?

    Thanks, Victoria:)
     
  6. Plain Old Dee

    Plain Old Dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TSC usually carries it. Atwoods has a few veterinary supplies, but I don't know if they have Tylan or not.
     
  7. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
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  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Isn't Tylan just for respiratory infections? If it is an ear infection shouldn't he get penicillian or Baytril?
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not sure, but ear, nose, throat all are the same type area. If you can get penicillin injectible, do that. Use a 22 guage needle or 20, either one. Inject 1/2 cc into the breast muscle once a day for about 4 days.
     
  10. creaturebond25

    creaturebond25 New Egg

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    Thank you speckledhen for the info.

    Victoria
     

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