Did I get the wrong stuff? Tylan 50 for cattle/swine, need for chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cjeanean, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    I hope this isn't considered a double post, cause I have another thread going about the chicken whose foot I amputated. I need to give him an antibiotic, and I asked some dosing questions in the other thread while searching the boards. Now I'm worried I may have the wrong stuff, cause this stuff says it's just for cattle and swine. It's Tylan 50 injection. Thanks, everyone, and once again sorry if this is considered a double post!!!
     
  2. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    I've never used Tylan 50 but I think I've been told it is for cattle and swine. Better wait until somebody else who's more in-the-know comes along! Hope your baby makes it!!!!
     
  3. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Maryland
    Thats the correct stuff. I never used it myself, but have read on here.
    I just did a search, and on this thread
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=39851
    Post number 4 says:
    Quote:Good luck with that chicken! It was very brave and loving of you to try to make its life better. I'd have been.. chicken!
     
  4. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    No, you can use Tylan 50 on chickens. I have used it on my birds with respioratory problems. It works fantstic for that.
     
  5. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Also, you might want to contact Dr. Peter Brown and see if he can further advise you. His number is 1-800-950-8387 and his email address is [email protected] . He's helped many a BYC'er and I'm sure will touch base with you as soon as possible. Be sure to emphasize that you amputated your rooster's leg and need help. Best wishes. I am praying Stubby makes it!!!
     
  6. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    Quote:THANK YOU FOR THAT INFO!!! Now I'm gonna search for the course length for this antibiotic....Thank you everyone, and thanks expecially for the link to that thread, LilBizzy!!! I don't know how I missed it!
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Yep... I keep some on hand for emergencies, and it works great. [​IMG] Good luck with your baby!!
     
  8. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And give shots on the left side of the breast, the crop is on the right.
     
  9. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    Could I start him on terramyacin at first??? Or does terramyacin not do any good with preventing infection in this type of wound??? (I amputated his leg)
     
  10. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Terramycin is a general antibiotic and I don't think it is going to be strong enough. I would use the Tylan 50. It works great for alote of things. The dosage is 1/4cc for bantam or 1/2 cc for standard, in the breast 3 day's in a row. I am using the Tylan now and I have not seen any ill affects from it. I hope this helps.
     

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