Help needed for dosage of Tylan powder and "angel eyes" (tylan)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by merrydancer, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. merrydancer

    merrydancer Out Of The Brooder

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    I need help asap to try and save a few chicks that were infected by a chick that I arranged to pick up at a show. This chick was in a different brooder but I must have exposed my chicks at home before I realized this was a sick chick.

    congested, sneezing, wheezing..

    1st just the chick I picked up.... now a few others. Tetracyline isn't doing any good.

    I ordered Tylan 100 water soluable powder but it will not be here until monday or tuesday. What doseage would I use? in their water??

    Also, I happen to have some "angel eyes" on hand. It is used for eye stain in dogs. it is tylan and beef liver. Does anyone know how much tylan is in ...say 1 teaspoon of angel eyes?? ...or how to dose chicks using angel eyes???
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    Many thanks
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2009
  2. merrydancer

    merrydancer Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone?

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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I can't help you here because I'd put down the chick. Be very careful using meds for mammals on avian species. Some are toxic to birds. Never heard of angel eyes.
     
  4. ccscott24

    ccscott24 Out Of The Brooder

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    It sounds like the chick has respiratory infection. I use VetRX on my baby Buttercups and silkies cuz they have the same problem. Just put 1 drop of VetRX in the mouth and it should help with breathing. Mine are alright now but i didn't give them any medication. I've used Tylan on turkeys for sinuses and I used 1 tbl to 1 gallon of water for a wk and if no changes, i add 3 tbl to 1 gallon cuz its hard to figure out dosage.

    Chris
     
  5. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I usually use 1 tsp Tylan to one gallon water.
     
  6. merrydancer

    merrydancer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you allll for your help!

    I will use 1 tsp per gallon. I know there is some beef liver in Angel eyes so the strength will be a little less... but a good place to start until I can get the reg tylan powder.

    I will get some VetRx also... if tylan does work... and they are still alive... will try it. Sounds like a good thing to have on hand.

    I know what you are saying about culling but I want to give them a chance and I can't replace them. If it becomes chronic, which, I understand it might, then culling might be my only option. Can't keep them separated forever and the chance of contaminating my other birds is great.

    Someone else has sick birds after attending the show... sure makes me leary of even going to a show, never mind showing!

    Sure hope I can save these babies!

    Again, thank you everyone for your help
     
  7. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with speckledhen re. giving birds meds intended for mammals. . .especially something with iron-rich liver in it! Chickens do not need extra iron, and it can easily be toxic to them.

    Second, you are not yet sure whether you are dealing with bacterial or viral infection. Tylan will not help with viral infection.

    Third, if you do go with the Tylan, I recommend being very accurate on your Tylan dosage, or you risk creating super-bacteria. You must dose properly to kill bacteria and account for the bird's weight and age.

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    How old are the chicks? Can you weigh them, or can you just list breed and age? Maybe someone here can calculate Tylan 100 dosage to at least get you something to work with. I don't have any charts here at work.
     
  8. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't use the Angel Eyes for the chickens either. You don't even know if the concentration of the Tylan in it is the same as the powder...it could be 10 times more! Plus the other stuff in it may not be good for them. I would just wait until the regular Tylan comes in.
     
  9. merrydancer

    merrydancer Out Of The Brooder

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    OK...
    thanks guys..


    I called the company and they are sending the tylan powder out priorty today so I should get it monday..

    so... everybody is ok... just sound bad!! but running around and acting like nothing is wrong except for one little fellow.. somewhat listless ...but no more so than yesterday.

    I can do the math and i have a scale that measure grams 1 - 250 grams so I am good there.... BUT ....does anyone know the dose for gram of weight for the powder in their drinking water. They all weigh about the same so I would just take an average. ??

    thanks to everyone for your help!
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2009
  10. merrydancer

    merrydancer Out Of The Brooder

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    Also...

    does anyone know the strength of tylan in the tylan 100 powder?

    ex... how many mg of tylan is in a teaspoon?

    or.... does tylan powder only come in one strength so dosing is just calcuated by weight of animal or something like 1tsp in gal of water?
     

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