I suspect respiratory illness; please advise on giving meds.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sarahlorrain, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. sarahlorrain

    sarahlorrain In the Brooder

    Jul 7, 2012
    I have an adult hen who is showing signs of a respiratory infection. I also have a rooster, 3 other hens and two juveniles who seem to be fine so far. I purchased

    Tetracycline Hydrochloride Soluble Powder It says this package contains 10 g of tetracycline hydrochloride activity.

    to add to their water.

    Instructions read: for CRD Air Sac Disease: Use powder in the drinking water at a drug level of 400-800 mg per gallon per day. for Infectious Synovitis: Use powder in the drinking water at a drug level of 200-400 mg per gallon per day.

    Any advice on how to proceed?

    I wish it would give directions that read more like "add 1 tbsp powder to 1 gallon drinking water" etc or something like that.

    My hen makes a gurgling sound when she pants. (Not as noticeable in the morning when it's cooler. More noticeable when it's hot outside.)

    Also, am I correct in assuming that we shouldn't consume their eggs for 2 weeks after completing treatment?

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