Interchangeable antibiotics?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jaxemae, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Jaxemae

    Jaxemae Out Of The Brooder

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    Swollen runny eye and nostril with coughing. Reading on here got me a bit over whelmed, from the "Cull her" (uh NO) to neosporin in the eye (Good to know, Thank you Dr. Brian!) however, I ended up getting the only thing they had at the Co-op, Liquamycin LA-200.

    Found the post that said how much to give little Miss sassy pants BUT to nervous to give in a shot. Sigh. so I put 2.5 ml in a syringe with water and tried to get her to drink. No idea how much she actually got. She is currently resting comfortably in the back living room, in the dogs kennel and has no food or water for the night in hopes that she will drink in the am. I would post pics but don't know how from phone to computer. [​IMG]

    Can some one give me a lot more detail on the giving of the shot? I know how to do under the skin (dogs/cats) but not a 7 month old chicken! LOL

    Thanks for the info!

    Jackie
     
  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Tylan 50 can be given under the skin on the back of the neck @ .5 cc once a day for 5 days. If the bird is 5lbs or more, give an additional .5 cc in the breast muscle. You can also treat water with Tylan soluble powder if you can't do an injection. It is dosed normally at 1 tsp per 5 gallons of water, but can be dosed 1/4 tsp per gallon for 3 days. It looks like this: http://www.revivalanimal.com/Tylan.html

    If there is a foul odor coming from the bird, it could be Coryza and not CRD. If it is Coryza, I'd recommend Sulfadimethoxine powder in the water at 1/2 tsp per gallon of water for 3 days instead of Tylan powder. I hope that helps. Keep me posted on the progress.
     
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  3. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    7 months ;)
     
  4. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol. You caught that before I went back and edited it. Thanks.[​IMG]
     
  5. Jaxemae

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    No Odor, No Change This Morning. No Tylan 50. our nearest feed store that carries meds is over an hour away and unfortunately I have to work, So Liquamycin 200 Is Going To Have To Do For Right now.
     
  6. Jaxemae

    Jaxemae Out Of The Brooder

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    Well now we can add diarrhea to the symptoms.
     
  7. Michael Apple

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    I work too. The only feed store that carries Tylan soluble is 40 minutes away from me. I suggest you get it as soon as possible, or order it. The longer it advances, the sicker the bird will get and won't eat. In the meantime, pick up vitamin-electrolyte powder and Probios dispersible powder at the feed store as well, as you will need that to follow up after the use of antibiotics like Tylan. Make sure the bird eats and drinks on its own. Encourage eating with mashed scrambled egg or some crumbles. You can moisten crumbles with warm water or buttermilk. It sounds to me like you are dealing with CRD since there's no odor. Tylan is the best antibiotic for it.
     
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  8. Jaxemae

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    Thanks Michael. I Will Try And Get It Tonight I Guess. I Have The Probiotic. Is CRD Something That Never Goes Away? The Bf Is Talking About Putting Her Down...No Disrespect Meant With The Work Statement.
     
  9. Michael Apple

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    I've said it before. If every chicken that showed symptoms of CRD was culled, they'd be an endangered species. It can be bacterial or viral. Stress brings it on. Weather changes, chills, drafts, shipping, worming, vaccinating can all stress a bird. If symptoms are overcome with treatment, and the rest of the flock shows no symptoms after treatment, then it may not be a bad case of MG (viral). If the bird is important to you, give it a chance and treat the bird. If problems become common, there is a vaccine for it. It is either that, or cull. There is another treatment which I used a number of years ago. I used one pack of Gallimycin, and one pack of Chlortetracycline powder. I mixed equal parts together dry in a jar, and used 1tsp per gallon of water for 14 days. The signs of improvement were within the first week. That is an option, if the store has it instead of Tylan soluble powder. Tylan powder needs to be stirred very well in the water before offering it to the bird.

    I hope everything works out. Keep in touch.
     
  10. Jaxemae

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    Got Tylan last night, gave her the shot. (.05 ml) She immediately fell asleep in my arms on her back wrapped in a towel. I put her in the cat carrier so I could clean the dog kennel she turned around and went back to sleep. Slept in it all night (door open, secure in dog kennel. I have really big animals!) anyway this morning, she drank what I gave her from a syringe but wouldn't eat any of the mush or drink her self. She is still really swollen and coughing but sleeping on the roost.

    I'm hoping tonights dose will show signs of improvement.
     

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