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HELP! Hen Sounds Like A Percolator

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ThePamperedPullet, May 28, 2009.

  1. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just wanted to see if anybody has some different ideas.
    Our 7 month old Delaware hen is sounding like a percolator.
    We suspect a bad case of CRD.
    She is isolated from the rest of the flock.
    Symptoms include;
    Gurgling in the throat.
    Eyes are clear and bright
    No discharge from eyes or nose.
    She is lathargic wanting to just stay in the roosting house
    Eating and drinking very little.
    Crop is flat
    Quit laying about 6 days ago and not egg bound
    Wants to sleep alot
    So far poo looks normal (semi-firm with small white cap)
    Stands tall, not droopy
    Throat appears to be clear
    Main symptom is the gurgle which is quite loud when she is awake and very faint when sleeping.
    Currently giving her Auromycin medicated crumbles in her food which she eats very little of. Poly-Vi-Sol as much as we can force down her and VetRX to try to clear her head. Am going to switch from the Auromycin to Terramycin this afternoon.
    Was wondering if a sulfa drug might be more beneficial than the mycins.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Eric
     
  2. wwmicasa1

    wwmicasa1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wingshadows Hacienda
    Eric,

    This is what I use & usually 2 doses clears it right up. Jeffers carries this antibiotic. www.jefferslivestock.com I inject SQ using .5cc's each day for two days.

    I've not only used it on my chickens, but parakeet & goats, too.

    LA-200[​IMG]

    Liquamycin[​IMG] Oxytetracycline
    (Pfizer) Broad spectrum antibiotic, containing 200 mg of oxytetracycline per ml, for the treatment of diseases caused by susceptible gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including pinkeye, pneumonia and foot rot. For IM or SQ use in beef and dairy cattle and IM use in swine. 3-4 day blood and tissue levels. Dosage: 4-1/2 ml per 100 of body weight. 28-day slaughter withdrawal in cattle and swine. 96-hour milk withdrawal.

    Approved for Lactating Dairy Cattle!
    Key Facts:

    Ready to use. No mixing, refrigeration or special handling needed.
    One dose delivers 3 days of sustained therapy. Fewer injections mean less labor and animal stress.
    Beef-Friendly¬ô SQ option is available to minimize risk of carcass blemish.
    Approved for use in lactating dairy cows.
    Administered by SQ or IV injection to beef and dairy cattle and calves, including pre-ruminating veal calves
    96-hour milk discard, 28-day pre-slaughter withdrawal.
    Not Labeled for Goats


    N2-HA LA-200[​IMG], 100 ml $14.97
    N2-HB LA-200[​IMG], 250 ml $29.85
    N2-HC LA-200[​IMG], 500 ml $49.97
     
  3. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank You for that info and I will check it out.
    Is this a chest inject or a wing web?
     
  4. wwmicasa1

    wwmicasa1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's a chest injection. Use one side the first time & the other side the following day. Good luck!!!
     
  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    post back with updates..
    if the LA-200 doesn't show improvement in a few days..
    then you'll need to go to Tylan or erythromycin.
    LA-200 is a good med.
     

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