Continuous Respiratory Issues

Klomax22

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Good afternoon everyone. So my grandmom has a fairly large flock that is divided into 3 pens. 1 house is a very large turkey wagon as we call it with brahmas and giant cochins. the second is a large coop for standard chickens and a smaller house for bantum chickens then she also has a really small coop from tractor supply for chicks. (currently no chicks in it) In each house she uses sand as bedding which she cleans thoroughly every day or every other day. She is currently treating several for respiratory infections with tylan 50 @ 3 shots a day. My question is, is there a better antibotic to use that can go in the water and treat everyone instead of treating 1 then another then another which has been the issue all summer long. I wanna see if we can treat 1 good time and knock it out from everyone instead of keep having to give them shots. Shes getting really sick of having to treat constantly it seems never ending. Any advice would be seriously appreciated.
 

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Good afternoon everyone. So my grandmom has a fairly large flock that is divided into 3 pens. 1 house is a very large turkey wagon as we call it with brahmas and giant cochins. the second is a large coop for standard chickens and a smaller house for bantum chickens then she also has a really small coop from tractor supply for chicks. (currently no chicks in it) In each house she uses sand as bedding which she cleans thoroughly every day or every other day. She is currently treating several for respiratory infections with tylan 50 @ 3 shots a day. My question is, is there a better antibotic to use that can go in the water and treat everyone instead of treating 1 then another then another which has been the issue all summer long. I wanna see if we can treat 1 good time and knock it out from everyone instead of keep having to give them shots. Shes getting really sick of having to treat constantly it seems never ending. Any advice would be seriously appreciated.

Baytril has a reputation for being more effective than Tylan.
It's getting more difficult to obtain.
Even out here Baytril has been removed from the local vet suppliers.
It might be worth trying to find some.
 

rebrascora

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As I understand it, injectable Tylan can be administered in their water or injected. I can't help with the dosage but I'm sure others will chime in with that info.
Are you sure it is a bacterial infection? If it is viral then antibiotics will treat secondary infections but the virus has to run it's course.
I prefer for a vet to dispense antibiotics so that the correct one is used and with the correct dosage. I would not therefore recommend another antibiotic until you know what you are dealing with.
How old are the birds affected and what are their symptoms? Are all the pens affected or just one or two groups? Are they free ranged at all or kept penned?
 

Klomax22

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Jul 1, 2018
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Coatesville, PA
As I understand it, injectable Tylan can be administered in their water or injected. I can't help with the dosage but I'm sure others will chime in with that info.
Are you sure it is a bacterial infection? If it is viral then antibiotics will treat secondary infections but the virus has to run it's course.
I prefer for a vet to dispense antibiotics so that the correct one is used and with the correct dosage. I would not therefore recommend another antibiotic until you know what you are dealing with.
How old are the birds affected and what are their symptoms? Are all the pens affected or just one or two groups? Are they free ranged at all or kept penned?
Im really not sure i will have to ask her. As i understand once they sneeze or get raspy she starts treating. They are not free range. The all have seperate coops and runs. All of her birds i believe are under a year. It seems to go from one to another and all in defferent pens. So im noy exactly sure whsts going on. I personally have around 20 chickens and knock on wood they have never been sick. So im not sure how to help her.
 

Klomax22

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Baytril has a reputation for being more effective than Tylan.
It's getting more difficult to obtain.
Even out here Baytril has been removed from the local vet suppliers.
It might be worth trying to find some.
I actually looked for that one and was unable to find it. There used to be a farm vet right by her but she moved away. She may just have to continue treating with the tylan if we cannot find anything else
 

Hen Pen Jem

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Greetings Klomax22,

If you want to treat all the birds for respiratory illness, you can try Denagard. Denagard (Tiamulin Hydrogen Fumarate) goes in the water. The course of treatment is 3 to 5 days. I have had full recovery using Denagard, with no recurrence of respiratory infection in the treated birds. There is no egg withdrawal when using Denagard, too.

Denagard can be purchased online and doesn't require a prescription. It comes in a one liter bottle and sells from $35 to $50 or more. A very small amount is needed, but tastes very bitter. So, you have to add half a can of apple juice concentrate to the water, so the chickens will drink it. Also, you have to make a fresh batch each day.

These are my thoughts on your issue. I hope I have been helpful.

God Bless :)
 

Klomax22

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Jul 1, 2018
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Coatesville, PA
Greetings Klomax22,

If you want to treat all the birds for respiratory illness, you can try Denagard. Denagard (Tiamulin Hydrogen Fumarate) goes in the water. The course of treatment is 3 to 5 days. I have had full recovery using Denagard, with no recurrence of respiratory infection in the treated birds. There is no egg withdrawal when using Denagard, too.

Denagard can be purchased online and doesn't require a prescription. It comes in a one liter bottle and sells from $35 to $50 or more. A very small amount is needed, but tastes very bitter. So, you have to add half a can of apple juice concentrate to the water, so the chickens will drink it. Also, you have to make a fresh batch each day.

These are my thoughts on your issue. I hope I have been helpful.

God Bless :)
Thank you so much i sincerely appricate it. I do believe this is what we will end up using. She loves her chickens as i do and i hate to see her get rid of them. She enjoys them. Im gonna talk to her about this asap. Thank you again!
 

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