Can I give my hen Clindamycin?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PsychoChicken, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. PsychoChicken

    PsychoChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 12, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    My hen is really sick. She's underweight, and has a really nasty vent infection plus a limp. At first I thought it was mites/worms so I treated her for that but she didn't get better. Then thought it might be vent gleet with a combo limp. I don't think it is Marek's... but one vet told me via email that is what he thought it was. A nurse friend took a swab of her vent today and found out that it is a bacterial infection with a PH of 6.5 so it can't be vent gleet.

    At this point I think she's probably a goner but I have some Clindamycin here and I just want to give her something ASAP. Can I give her this?

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