How long do i wait to see improvement?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickyboomboom, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. chickyboomboom

    chickyboomboom Chirping

    Jun 14, 2011
    So my sweet lil white leghorn has been on antibiotics for 5 out of her 10 day course with no sign of improvement. Wondering how long to wait before we need to start thinking of alternatives. She's barely eating and pants a lot. I just don't want to prolong the inevitable if it indeed is inevitable. If she was going to start feeling better wouldn't the meds have kicked in by now?
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    It depends. Many chicken diseases are viral, not bacterial, and will therefore not respond to antibiotics.

    Also, many of the antibiotics out there have been over-used, so the bacteruim have become resistant. I have found the antibiotics sold in the feed stores (like duramycin and terramycin) have no effect. YOu may need something stronger like Sulmet or Tylan---but be warned, both are strong and can cause OTHER problems for your chickies.

    Can you please give more information on the symptoms your girl is experiencing?

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