giving chickens injections

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by foxcove4, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. foxcove4

    foxcove4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I started treating a sick chicken today with tylan 50. I read to give the injection in some loose skin in the back of the neck. This didn't go that well and I ended up sticking this poor bird 4 times before I got it right. Are there other options when giving injections?
     
  2. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also use the left side of the breast in the muscle. and the injectable can also be given orally from what I have read but it won't act as fast.
     
  3. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I turn them over and give right along the breast bone.. Make sure it is just under the skin! You do not want to hit a blood vessel...
    I use L.A. 200 which works quickly and usually given just once....
     
  4. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

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    la 200?
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    La 200 works good also. La200 works a little slower but last longer were as tylan 50 acts quick but lasts a shorter time, IMO.
     
  6. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LA-200 is Oxytetracycline injectable.
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:how much of that would you give a 5 day old chick??? *sigh* *despirate*...
     
  8. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For Pneumonia in swine it is 1/2cc for ten pounds of weight. so I would say less than a drop. It is a powerfull long lasting anti-biotic.
     

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