Baytril Enrofloxacin 10%

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I was advised on here two weeks ago to try it for a persistent cough in my bantam Cochin. Reading up on the warnings. Does anyone use this and still eat the eggs? Eggs are Not for sale

also what dose orally? - I will shoot it in her mouth with a stopper and not dilute into water, as she’s the only one with the issue and came with this issue when I got her. :(
 

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Baytril has been banned by the FDA for chickens for years, due to the fear of developing antibiotic resistance. You can look up the details yourself. Some people and some vets use it to treat some infections that other antibiotics will not treat well. There are not any recent studies on egg withdrawal, but some older ones that show that the medicine is detectable in eggs up to 8 and 10 days. Here is one study:
https://www.researchgate.net/public...nrofloxacin_and_its_residues_in_poultry_foods

Dosage of Baytril or enrofloxacin 10% is 0.05ml per pound twice a day for 5 days. That would be 0.25 ml or 1/4 ml for a 5 pound chicken.
There are other antibiotics that can be used to treat bacterial respiratory diseases, such as tylosin, doxycycline, and oxytetracycline for MG and sulfadimethoxine for coryza.
 

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Baytril has been banned by the FDA for chickens for years, due to the fear of developing antibiotic resistance. You can look up the details yourself. Some people and some vets use it to treat some infections that other antibiotics will not treat well. There are not any recent studies on egg withdrawal, but some older ones that show that the medicine is detectable in eggs up to 8 and 10 days. Here is one study:
https://www.researchgate.net/public...nrofloxacin_and_its_residues_in_poultry_foods

Dosage of Baytril or enrofloxacin 10% is 0.05ml per pound twice a day for 5 days. That would be 0.25 ml or 1/4 ml for a 5 pound chicken.
There are other antibiotics that can be used to treat bacterial respiratory diseases, such as tylosin, doxycycline, and oxytetracycline for MG and sulfadimethoxine for coryza.
We’ve tried Tylan and oxytetracycline. :(. What is the reasoning behind the lifetime egg withdrawal? I mean is that excessive?
 

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Baytril has been banned by the FDA for chickens for years, due to the fear of developing antibiotic resistance. You can look up the details yourself. Some people and some vets use it to treat some infections that other antibiotics will not treat well. There are not any recent studies on egg withdrawal, but some older ones that show that the medicine is detectable in eggs up to 8 and 10 days. Here is one study:
https://www.researchgate.net/public...nrofloxacin_and_its_residues_in_poultry_foods

Dosage of Baytril or enrofloxacin 10% is 0.05ml per pound twice a day for 5 days. That would be 0.25 ml or 1/4 ml for a 5 pound chicken.
There are other antibiotics that can be used to treat bacterial respiratory diseases, such as tylosin, doxycycline, and oxytetracycline for MG and sulfadimethoxine for coryza.
I also have penicillin here. Would that be better?
 

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We’ve tried Tylan and oxytetracycline. :(. What is the reasoning behind the lifetime egg withdrawal? I mean is that excessive?
I posted a study above that said the eggs do not have medicine residue after 8-10 days. If you want to be extra cautious, you can wait a month. Or don’t use them ever. No vet will say that it is okay to eat the eggs due to liability. If you were using the other 2 antibiotics at a proper dosage you might be treating a bacteria they would not affect, or it could be a virus. Antibiotics will not affect a virus. MG, coryza, infectious bronchitis, ILT, and aspergillosis are common respiratory diseases. There are a couple of others. Testing might get some answers. Sometimes E.coli, pseudomonas, or other intestinal bacteria can cause secondary diseases.
 

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Penicillin is not that good for respiratory diseases. There are a lot of resistant bacteria.,
Okay so no penicillin.
I got this pullet with a cough. We gave her a week of oxytet in a dropper and I thought she was better. The wheezing/rattling went away and the hoarse voice as wel. But two weeks later she starts walking around and even sitting with an open beak (not all day but often enough) and coughing. Appetite and behavior is normal. But she coughs all day and her beak is open on and off all day as well. Been like this for three weeks. In the interim I tried Tylan which did nothing. What would you do? I have the baytril but I won’t use it if I can’t ever use the eggs. There are no eggs yet so she would have likely all winter to detox.
 

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I would either get her tested, or go ahead and treat with the enro, and wait a couple of weeks after to eat the eggs. If you or a family member has taken cipro before, it is a very similar medicine.
 

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I would either get her tested, or go ahead and treat with the enro, and wait a couple of weeks after to eat the eggs. If you or a family member has taken cipro before, it is a very similar medicine.

will do. thank you.
Why do they suggest a lifetime egg withdrawal? Any idea? For an antibiotic? Hmmm.
 

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