Giving penicillin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Soccerchicken, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Soccerchicken

    Soccerchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so I'm trying to treat my beautiful hen who's internally laying. She was just diagnosed today. How much penicillin should I give her, how, and when? Also, what conditions should I keep her on? I really don't want to stress her. Thank you very much.


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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Did a she see a vet?

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  4. Soccerchicken

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    Thank you very much for replying. Just diagnosed her a couple hours ago and no vets near me are open. Also I am going through a very hard time financially. I've been trying very hard to find any way to save her without a vet. If I think she can survive and not relapse, I may be able to scrape up some money. I am seriously considering spaying, but I've heard the survival rate isn't very good. Thank you very much for the link and I guess I'll be buying some sterol needles.
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    If you are using procaine penicillin G, then you would give 1/4 ml or cc once a day for 4 days. Use a sterile 20 gauge needle and a syringe, and inject the medicine 1/4 inch deep into the breast muscle--pull back on the syringe to make sure you are not in a blood vessel, then give the shot. You will find penicillin in the refrigerator at most feed stores--don't use any other type of penicillin for these directions. Here are a couple of links to read:
    http://www.drugs.com/vet/procaine-penicillin-g-can.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...r-a-penicillin-shot-to-a-chicken#post_4280176
     
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  6. Soccerchicken

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    Oh, thank you very much, this is super helpful. Just a couple more questions, I think she has either worms or internal laying. If she has worms, will the penicillin help, or will it weaken her/make her worse? And I've heard penicillin is the only cure for internal laying, is this true, or are there less drastic measures? And will the penicillin have any side-affects?

    Again, thanks a TON Eggsessive!
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    What are her symptoms?
     
  8. Soccerchicken

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    She is lethargic, has a little bit of diarrhea, is sleeping quite a bit, and is very passive. (I gave her a few millimeters of water in a syringe because she wasn't drinking much, and she hardly fought.) her appetite seems to be very good, however.
     
  9. casportpony

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    When I give fluids I give 15ml per pound every 4-6 hours.

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