Help Please - Doxycycline Dosage

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thailand, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Hello,
    I have several chickens who are making gurgling sounds when they breathe. One has a closed eye, and I'm treating that with Terramycin opthalmic eye ointment. (I think she may have sand/grit in her eye). I believe Tylan is a possibility (depending on what exactly the problem is) for helping them. I live in Thailand and we don't have the same medications that you can get in other countries. I have however discovered that there is a thai version of tylan. It is tylan 20 injectable. Does anyone know if I can/should use this, and can I give it orally instead of by injection?

    Many thanks

  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    I am sure you can give it oral----probably have to up the amount. Eggcessive will probably reply----seems to have a lot of knowledge on medicine.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017
  3. Thanks for your response :)

    I've since decided to try giving doxycycline instead. I'm giving 1 tsp/2 litres of water. Is this the correct dosage anyone??? It appears to be doxycycline hydrochloride 10.82 grams. Does that make sense to anyone??
  4. Just found this information online. It's perhaps the closest I can find so far to what I seem to have bought. Really just need some help working out if 1 tspn per 2 litres of water is the correct dosage for giving to the entire flock of chickens rather than individually.

    France Laborartorios Karizoo S.A. Pol. Ind. La Borda c/Mas Pujades 11-12 Caldes de Montbui 08140 SPAIN DOXYSOL 10 % Doxycycline hyclate 100 mg/ml Oral solution Porcine Hens Broilers CHICKEN (broilers): 10 - 20 mg of doxycycline / kg bw / day 3 - 5 days Indications: CHICKENS (BROILERS). Prevention and treatment of chronic respiratory disease (CRD) and mycoplasmosis caused by microorganisms sensitive to doxycycline.

    Thanks heaps :)

    Edited to add:

    Treat with doxycycline. Do not use other tetracyclines as they maintain too short blood levels (eg oxytetracycline and chlortetracycline, about 4 hours) for effective treatment and their absorption is significantly interfered with by a variety of mineral salts and other substances that are routinely ingested by free-range pet birds. Doxycycline maintains circulating blood levels for approximately 20 hours after medication and its action is affected to a lesser extent by mineral salts. Doxycycline is available as Vibravet tablets 50 mg, 1 tablet / 2 kg daily to treat individual birds, or, to treat larger numbers of birds, as a water-soluble powder, Doxyvet (doxycycline 12%), 1 teaspoon / 2 litres mixed fresh daily. Continue until all birds are well.

    Just not sure if my powder is 12% or 10% (since it says on packet 10 grams am I assuming that it is only 10%, if so how do I alter the dose?)
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017
  5. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    Do your research---I never give to the whole flock---only the ones that appear sick.
  6. Hi again,

    I have tried to do more research....but I'm just not finding that much about doxycycline. Almost every bird is effected so that is why I'm putting it in the water for the entire flock (except one broody who is separated from the flock, and another who has 2 chicks, also separated).

    I think the problem stems from too high ammonia levels in the litter (my fault for not keeping on top of that!). Egg production is not down at I'm hoping this is nothing very serious. All chickens are still very active, eating and drinking normally. Just checked them again tonight (I'm currently in the middle of a 3 day conference so I haven't been home much the last couple of days to care for them), and there are several not roosting but instead sitting on the coop floor. Yesterday I did quickly add fresh litter to their coop, about 1 foot of new rice hulls so hopefully that is helping some. They have had one dosing of 1 teaspoon of doxycycline (actually doxy-sol here in Thailand) today which lasted them all day, and after that I gave them a full container (4 litres) of fresh water with 3 cloves of garlic in. Tonight they are still very rattly.....will see what tomorrow brings.

    All further advice is greatly appreciated.
  7. BDs

    BDs In the Brooder

    May 22, 2017
    Hey - this might be way past, but I am treating using doxycycline currently for coccidian. The measurements in water are 1 teaspoon to 4 cups of water. And if giving it to them with a syringe, if under 1 years of age .5ml and if over 1 year of age, then 1ml. Those were based on weight, but will do the trick.

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