how long does it take

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by js8cop, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. js8cop

    js8cop New Egg

    Oct 15, 2011
    i have a flock that has a respirtory illiness i dont think i can stop the pread now. how long do i treat the birds with the antibiotic tetracycline. I have not lost one in two days but see others starting to lay around. they all have access to the treated water. one eye seems top get swollen on the really sick ones. do i open it and ley the puss run out?

  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Tetracycline is not the ideal choice for respiratory ailments. Tylan 50 is what is usually recommended. I believe the course is only 3 days long, but it is an injection rather than a 'by mouth' med.

    Hopefully someone who knows more about respiratory illnesses will chime in. I have a zero tolerance policy, so I don't treat respiratory problems as a rule.

    Good luck. And BUMP.

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