1. lilhippiemomma

    lilhippiemomma Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone ever treated their chicken with fluconazole? If so, how well did it work and do you know what dose to give?
     
  2. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of drug is it, and what is it used for? What are you trying to treat?

    You can search here on BYC for the drug name and see what you come up with.
     
  3. Auscal

    Auscal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fluconazole is usually used for vaginal yeast infections (in humans). I'm not quite sure why you would treat a chicken with this med..
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yeah, it's pretty toxic to human livers, I'm not sure you'd want to give it to your chickens. I've not heard of chickens having any yeast or fungal diseases, and would think they'd be better treated by improved husbandry methods if such did occur in chickens.
     
  5. Meadowchick

    Meadowchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Isn't vent gleet a fungal infection? If so, barring the toxicity to livers, if you want to risk that, fluconazole is a fungicide for human yeast or fungal infections...all over the body, including the mouth. And it IS hard on human livers.
     
  6. amanda1

    amanda1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is an old post but a vet just gave us this to put in our chickens nostril to treat a suspected air sac fungal infection. She mixed a very small amount with water and we are to give one drop in one nostril each day.
     
  7. Chick29

    Chick29 New Egg

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