Hen with sour crop - how to treat with Nystatin CREAM?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jbher, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. jbher

    jbher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen inside in a wire dog crate in my basement. She started with an impacted crop and that has cleared but has left her with a sour crop. It's like a small water balloon. I have withheld food for 24hrs and given only water. I have Nystatin cream on-hand (it was mine) and I also have a good probiotic (Florajen3). How do I give the Nystatin and the probiotic? Do I mix them with applesauce (which I read was good for sour crop)?

    Besides her crop issue she is alert and moving around. She's drinking water and she is pooping - but very small poops.
     
  2. Cluckies

    Cluckies Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Here is the thread on the monostat, is your cream the internal or external cream? Say like monostat suppositories come with an external cream. That is not what you want, you want the internal suppositories or the internal cream.

    I would mix it with some food, applesauce is probably fine, or baby food. or mixed in with some mash, but not alot you want her to eat the full dose.

    When I treated mine, I did the suppositories, 1/3rd of a suppository, 2 times a day, for 3 days (I had to cut it into little pieces and feed it to her). I do not know the amount of cream you would give per dose. The thread I linked to is very informative and If you ask a question there, i'm sure people will answer. I think there were people on there who used the cream as well.

    Good luck, it saved my girl!
     
  3. jbher

    jbher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Nystatin Cream I have was used for a yeast infection during breastfeeding - so it was safe for my baby to have internally I would think it would be safe for the hen too? Maybe I will try mixing a pea sized amount into a little bit of applesauce and put a little of the probiotic powder with it.
     
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    Cluckies Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Sorry, I do not know if the Nystatin is the same as Monostat so I can't really help with that... I would think if it was safe for a baby it should be safe for chickens in small doses, but I don't know if it will get rid of the issue [​IMG] I'm not sure i've heard of nystatin being used for this? It would be better to ask on that other thread, someone there may have used it.

    Get her on probiotics right away as well, whatever you decide to do. You need to rebuild the good bacteria in her crop.
     

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