HELP!!!!! Hen reacted to injection

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seminolewind, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I gave one of my hens her 4th injection of Penicillin in the breast and she passed out. She is awake and walking now , but still dazed. What did I do? I don't want her to die.
     
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  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    There's nothing you can do at this point. Just keep an eye on her. It's possible that some of the medication entered a vein...not a great thing! Keep us posted...
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    i wonder if u hit a nerve....that can also do it..best of luck..[​IMG]...Wendy
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Well it's 12 hours later now. She seems good. Do you think she's okay now?
     
  5. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got one of those shots earlier this year and the same thing happened to me. Obviously I'm no chicken and I can't currently explain the science behind it, but I'd wager she'll be fine.
     
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    IM Penicillin injections are painful to anyone and any IM injection in birds is painful, so that was probably the cause. If she's ok now, I'm sure she will be fine!
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would bet you hit a vein too. Did you pull back on the syringe to make sure you didn't get any blood before injecting? It's not fullproof, but is a kind of assurance that you're in the muscle.

    Jody
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Thanks for all the answers. I got home from work this morning and she was fine-she just doesn't like me anymore.
     

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