Giving medications in tablet forms..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by magsrags, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    How do you give chickens tablet forms of medications? Mash up & dilute in liquid....place in applecause or ? Just curious. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless the dose is too high to give straight (ie baytril in pill form), just pop it in the back of their mouth and rub their throat. They'll swallow it whole.
     
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if that can't be done
    do this
    crush the pill medication in a tabsp
    add to
    1 tbsp of dry crumbles
    in a small bowl
    now add two tbsp of water
    andd most birds will eat the wet mash

    then after medication has been given
    use the
    natural probiotic wet mash

    for whole broup of birds
    1 qt of dry mash
    2 qts of milk any kind
    1/4 cup of yoguart
    mix good and feed
    chicks over 2 weeks old 2 tsp per chick per feeding
    adult birds 3 tbsp per wet mash per time feeding

    this with
    2 tbsp of apple cider vineager to a gallon of water
    will help their gut get back active good gut flora

    they can have this once a week
    what the can eat in 20-30 minutes
    then clean up the feeders and restock dry brumbles
     
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be careful when mixing meds not to over or under dose. Contact a vet for proper dosage before you begin mixing it.

    On another note... I use baytril in pill form. It is meant for dogs, so the dosage is high and it's brown in color. So I mashed up the pill into a fine powder to add to distilled water, but first I brought it to my dad. "LOOK! Chocolate flavored cocaine!" [​IMG]
     
  5. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Great info ladies. Am printing it out for my "emergency" folder..:<)
    thank you!
     

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