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Can anyone suggest anything?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Johnn, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Can anyone suggest a reasonably priced antibiotic to give to hens with respritory infections?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Tylan 50.

    Culling them would be cheaper in the long run. More effective at arresting the spread of the CRD, too.
     
  3. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    ok, thanks, i couldn't do that im not that kind of person, whats the dose? how long for? and how long is egg with drawl?
     
  4. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    what about baytril or baytrol?
     
  5. Leslieb118

    Leslieb118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd go with the Tylan 50 injectable. The dosage is 1/2 cc for large birds, 1/4 cc for smaller/bantams. I think it goes for around $11-$12 at Tractor Supply. I just got some there last week. Not sure on egg withdrawal, as I was giving it to my rooster, but I'd imagine somewhere in the 14 day range.

    ETA: dose for 3-5 days if injecting or 5-7 if given orally
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012
  6. Suzierd

    Suzierd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg withdraw 14 days after last dose of medicine.
     
  7. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    i would not have a clue how to inject a hen! id end up killing her!, what about the tylan thats out in water? what about the dosage and egg withdrawl for that?
     
  8. Leslieb118

    Leslieb118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't want to dilute the Tylan. You can get an oral syringe and dose them by mouth.
     
  9. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    i would much prefer to dose them by mouth than injection or water, but i thaught it cant be done by mouth
     
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