Ivomectin and then tetracycline?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by navasima, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flock: 13 ranging in age from 10 wks to 18 months +
    8 LF and 5 bantam
    Symptoms: worst: clear discharge from nose, raspy breathing, acting punky, but still active and eating /drinking
    least: none
    Feces: all seen look WNL

    NO NASTY SMELL (yay!)

    Noticed first sneezes about 3 weeks ago - no other symptoms and sand in the run so.....
    Noticed chickens with clear nasal discharge yesterday

    gave Ivermectin 1.87% paste - "pea sized blob" for full grown leghorn hen - adjusted blobs down for smaller birds

    I have tetracycline on hand and will consider treating if no improvement after Ivermectin

    When should I start to see improvement if the problem is parasitic?
    How long to wait before starting antibiotics?


    What to take for my blood pressure - which is rising every time I see my poor little Jap bantam snort? [​IMG] (am considering Scotch!)

    Thanks in advance for any guidance....
     
  2. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: One of my Jap hens is going downhill - fast! One eye held almost closed - face looks yellow - crop empty and no interest in eating or drinking. I have her separated now.

    Please - any help out there?
     
  3. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    her breathing has gone from raspy to crackling....


    ...having a pretty suck-bad time here folks.....
     
  4. quesodano

    quesodano Out Of The Brooder

    My best guess is an infection of some sort will play a role in their problem. Discharge is clear ....hmm but the problem is respiratory. tetracycline probably would be a good idea...I would make it an acute dose for the first days supply.

    Do chickens get lung worms?
     
  5. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty new myself - so have no idea regarding lung worms...
    I don't know if adding antibiotic to her system now would be more beneficial or detrimentaljust now
    Hate to admit it, but I'm also a bit too teary to properly do the math & calculate dosage at the moment. I know, that's no help to Yoko the hen...will pull it together soon....

    thanks for responding
     
  6. quesodano

    quesodano Out Of The Brooder

    there is a chicken lung worm its called Gape worm
    im still looking up symptoms

    i do know that a chicken under stress can develop secondary infections rather easily.

    sorry about your pet.
     
  7. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks - the Ivomectin should take care of many worms, including gape worm. [​IMG]

    Antibiotics in the AM I guess.....[​IMG]
     

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