Just dosed our Brahma with Tylan 50. Questions...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jeffross1968, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    So we've had some Tylan 50 on hand for a week now, because some sort of respiratory illness has been working it's way through our flock for a bit. We had decided to not medicate unless it went further than some rattling and sneezing, which is exactly what it's been doing for the other birds infected. Our Brahma was the latest to get sick, and the first to show any other symptom.

    Pearl (our Brahma) was eating and drinking fine today, but when we let her out of the run around noon, my wife noticed one of her eyes were foamy and the side of her face was somewhat inflamed (please see pic below). She was told and proceeded to dose her with 1cc of Tylan 50, and to do so every other day for 3 or 4 doses. Is this correct? Also, does this symptom point to any specific illness?

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  2. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Couple other questions...

    I know they are infected for life once they've caught something like MG. Once the illness works it's way through and they hopefully survive, are they more prone to show symptoms again over and over? As for egg production, I've read it tends to stunt egg production. Is this life long, or does egg production take a hit while they are sick, but then returns?
     
  3. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Well, just found a 2nd bird with foam eye and dosed it too. This one was one of the first to show symptoms, so not sure if they are related to the early symptoms or not. Hopefully we're doing right by the Tylan 50 injections....getting the idea this could be a long day...
     
  4. Beaky Buzzard

    Beaky Buzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

    My flock was affected with a respiratory disease afew months ago.It was so bad we had to cull the birds.I treated the birds for days with no sucess.The rest of my flock that was separated from the sick birds did not get sick.I hope you have more sucess than I did.[​IMG] GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Want to bump this to see if anyone has any answers...
     
  6. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Can anyone help with these questions? We're about to dose them a second day in a row, because information we've found is conflicting as to dose. For 2nd dose, going with 1/2cc, and then another tomorrow for total of 3....
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I'm sorry as I dont know the dosing answer with injectables-have you thought about powdered antibiotics that's gets put in their water? that way its quick and easy? Hope your birds recover!
     
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  9. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Quote:I read in numerous places that dosing them via water means never knowing how much they are getting, and running the risk of either too little, and then having them build a quick resistance, or too much, and harming their organs.

    I'll check out the link. Thanks!
     
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