How often can you give penicillin (for egg peritonitis)?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gritsar, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I realize there's no cure for peritonitis, but I have a hen that does well for a couple of months at a time, even lays a few eggs albeit with strange shells; then she gets sick again.
    We are not yet ready to cull her. I'd just like to see if we can achieve some improvement with the PCN.

    How often can I give her a dose?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Ut hum (No I'm am not shamelessly bumping my own thread) [​IMG]
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Hold on, Kat, let me go take a look see around and see if I can find something for you.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Thank you my friend. [​IMG]

    I just bought a huge bottle of Pen G at the feed store, expensive but it was all they had.

    Anyone need a shot?
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    No thanks, Kat, I've got a HUGE bottle that would treat every chicken Pilgrim's Pride has in my fridge. [​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The feed store offered to get me a smaller bottle in, but I wanted to start treating the hen today. Gosh, I love our new feedstore! [​IMG]
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have a question, once a hen gets peritonitis can she never completely be healed?
     
  8. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:I don't think so, Miss Lydia, I think you have to treat it as it flares up. [​IMG]
     
  9. chicken grandma

    chicken grandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen who has had peritonitis for 20 months. Every 3-6 months it has flared up and I treat her with Baytril and probiotics. I am sure at some point we will need to put her down, but we have enjoyed the extra time with one of our favorite hens.
     

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