Just a quick medicine question....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Poultry Couture, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. One of my first chickens had a respiratory Disease and I was given medicine from the vet... She died sadly from worms :(

    Now a frizzle I bought has it. I found the medicine that I used for my other chicken and it says " half a CC twice everyday... How many days? IF I can remember I THINK he said two weeks, but I could be wrong! Anyone know this answer? Would like to start treating him ASAP, but I need to know this first!

    Thanks!
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Your vet shouldve given you a wormer along with meds for the respiratory disease. I recommend you contact your vet and ask him for instructions. (You never mentioned the name of the meds!)
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Also, how old is the medication? Once it is dispensed and exposed to air, some meds deteriorate, especially if exposed to warm temps or allowed to freeze.
     
  4. It's not expired and was kept in the cabinet along with our dogs meds so it should be fine. It's baytril tabs ( this medicine is liquid ) so I'm sure it's mixed with water so she can take it easier.
     
  5. Any help please! I was going to start him today, but would really like to know!
     
  6. farm-gal91

    farm-gal91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Having being a veterinary technician and also dealig with medicaitons on my own birds I may can help. On the baytril, it should be 0.4ML twice per day. This s the normal does for a normal sized bird (over 2 pounds) it is a very safe anitibiotic. On the worming quesiton, what is the wormer? Generally it is safe to give antibiotics and wormer together but at separate times. Has it been refrigerated (baytril) and how old is it? Use any antibiotic until you finish it.
     
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  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    If it was the tablet form made into a solution at the clinic it has a very short shelf life, probably no more than a few weeks at best. Medications made like that are unstable, and deteriorate much more quickly than those that are manufactured as a liquid.
     
  8. It says it good for another 2-3 months
     
  9. I know how much to give, but what time span do I give it to him? 1 week-2 week?
     
  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes medications that are made from a powder have two expiration dates - one for the dry powder, and a second (and much shorter one) for after they are mixed into a liquid. It might be worth a call to your vet to check.
     

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