how often can you change antibiotics if the first one doesnt work..for a chicken

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  1. turkeygurl

    turkeygurl Hatching

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    I have an Easter egger chicken, cant remember breed name, and she had a respiratory infection. Gave Tylan 50 orally 5 days, got the tip off BYC. She still sounds awful wheezing somewhat of a gurgle. Can I give her a different antibiotic right away, I have some Tetracycline soluble, just dont understand how to break it down from the destructions on the back lol...plz help thanks
     

  2. ChickenCanoe

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  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Tylan is a potent antibiotic mainly used against mycoplasma diseases. The reason it might not have worked is as ChickenCanoe stated about resistance to the product or your bird has a virus. Antibiotics are useless against viral infections. If other birds are not showing similar symptoms as your Easter Egger, I'd suspect an environmental or fungal issue as mentioned. Environmental issues can be corrected or eliminated. Fungal problems can be treated with oxine.
    FYI: Tetracycline soluable powder dosage is 1 tablespoon per gallon of water for the 800mg dosage.
     
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  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    I agree that it could be a virus (which won't respond to antibiotics) or a resistant bacteria, or one where Tylan isn't the right drug. Has there been any improvement? Some diseases take some time to get over, and some they never get completely over. The main ones most see are mycoplasmaG (CRD), infectius bronchitis, coryza, and ILT. Here is a good link for those diseases with symptoms and which antibiotics to use: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good advice - welcome to BYC.
     

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