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Missed dose of antibiotics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ZMamagoose, May 19, 2018.

  1. ZMamagoose

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    So this might be an odd question but I'm brand new to chickens and I had a chick (4 weeks) with an upper respiratory problem so I started her on the 1/10 of tylan 50 2x a day. On the third day she looked better and seemed to be all good so I stopped for day four but the nextnext one of her eyes were irritated again And her breathing was slightly deeper (but not as bad as before).
    So I guess my question is can I start get antibiotics again after stopping? And for how long?
    Thanks
     
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    I would restart the tylan and give it for 5 more days. You can also get Terramycin eye ointment to apply a small dot into the eye twice a day. If you cannot find it by asking a clerk at your feed store, then use plain neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment.
     
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  3. ZMamagoose

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    Thank you!
     
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  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    This time do not stop after two or three days...even if she seems better.
    Give the whole 5 day treatment.
     
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  5. ZMamagoose

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    So I grabbed the eye ointment when I went to town Monday, she's on day 3 of the eye ointment and 5 of the tylan 50. Her breathing does seem to be better but I'm curious how soon I should see improvements in her eye. It looks so uncomfortable :(
     

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    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    Do you have a before picture of this eye?
    Has it improved any?
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

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    You may or may not see eye improvement. If it's sunken eye (as it appears in the pic,) you might be dealing with MG.
     
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  9. ZMamagoose

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    It may not get better?
     
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