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Is there a nurse in the house?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cheryl, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    My chicken has bumble foot, I am getting a liquid prescription for cephalexin from a friend (pediatrician) Does any one know what the equivalent would be for the capsule in liquid form! Additionally what is probiotic and where might I purchase it?
    Cephalexin capsules work well in soft tissue and should be given at the rate of one 250 mg capsule once or twice per day for 7 to 10 days. After successful treatment all birds should receive probiotic in the drinking water for 7 to 10 days or until droppings return to normal.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I dont know your dosage, but in lieu of probiotics, you can feed them active culture plain yogurt. Does the same thing.
  3. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Is this thread for the same hen as the one with the "bumblefoot" title? A bit confusing.
  4. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Songster

    I am a nurse, but I am not sure about the use of cephalexin or it's doseage. If it iis "bumblefoot" you are dealing with a gangrene, very serious. I did find this link http://upislandeggs.blog-city.com/bumblefoot_treatment.htm
    and I suggest you make sure you are dealing with soft tissue or inter-synovial tissue penetration ability.
    Circulation will be very important for getting medication to the affected area.
    God Bless,, Jean
  5. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    yes...same post, but I separated then thinking that I could get help with the medicine part! I have found out that 1 teaspoon of the liquid is the equivalent of 250 ml, I just need to figure out how to squirt it down her throat! She got rather indignant!
    They all love yogurt, so thank you for that alternative!
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2008
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Yogurt is a good source or I find Probios at my local farm supply store. It comes in many different forms and works good too.

    Good luck with your chicken.

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