Antibiotic to treat respiratory issue in flock of 40

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amsunshine, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. amsunshine

    amsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a flock of 40, and a significant number are struggling with a respiratory issue. It's a slow-moving thing, but will make affected hens stop laying eggs. It affected other chickens a long time ago (successfully treated individually with Baytril) and now it's back. Does anyone know of an antibiotic I can use to treat this many? Perhaps something I can put in the water? The powdered Tetracycline is too weak and does not work. I have Baytril I got from the vet, and that does work on the 3 that I treated some time ago. But there's got to be a better solution than to stand there and give pills or liquid to this many twice a day. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Eggcessive

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  3. amsunshine

    amsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I was really wondering what I could do. It says not to use on flocks of laying hens, but if I administer, then is there a period of withdrawl? Or can I not use it at all in laying hens? Thank you in advance.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    There's a one day withdrawal period for both the tylan soluable and gallimycin soluable powders.
     
  5. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    You may want to check out Denagard, to keep it from coming back.
     
  6. amsunshine

    amsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone, I've been reading through all the info. Very thorough reply, and I appreciate it.
     

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