Enrofloxacin (Baytril) vs. Penicillin


In the Brooder
Jul 17, 2018
Would it be okay for me to use enrofloxacin or Tylan 200 as an antibiotic for my rooster instead of penicillin antibiotics like PenG and Amoxicillin? Would penicillin G sodium salts work in place of any of these?

His foot is swollen and smells unpleasant. I think it might be an infection different from bumblefoot, because there is no scab.

My rooster's case is nearly identical to this poster's- https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/bumblefoot-with-no-scab.1118417/

His foot looks like the picture at the bottom of the 2nd page - https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/bumblefoot-with-no-scab.1118417/page-2


That Rooster's foot bottom before Epsom salt bath.jpg
Side and top of That Rooster's foot before bath.jpg

After turning him on his back to take a picture, I did notice a spot that may be a scab or a wound on his little toe.

As of now, he's soaking in an Epsom salt bath. I think if that dark spot doesn't come off with cleaning, he probably has bumblefoot.

Bumblefoot is still an infection, so does anyone know if I should still give him an internal dose (oral or injection) of antibiotics, or if I should only clean and treat the foot?
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