Part of managing our flocks is determining the proper time and proper treatment for a bird or birds that are down. I am a stickler about misuse of antibiotics. It frustrates me to read that once again someone put a bird on antibiotics for no really valid reason or assumed that because its an antibiotic its got to fix the problem. One of the reasons forums like this are developed is to educate in all areas of proper flock keeping. Take the time to investigate or to ask before making snap decisions that not only affects your flock but mine and everyone elses in the long run. The misuse of antibiotics is going to create antibiotic resistant bacteria and then what? What is going to be left out there for us to treat a deep wound or a respiratory bacterial infection? Lately I've seen a specific drug being recommended for reasons other than its specific target disease. Its about the only one out there that can knock out Mycoplasma, yet I see it being recommended for other uses. Please stop and think, investigate because the choice you make can affect my flock and everyone else out there.