Mycoplasma Infection- how to treat?

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  1. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Yesterday at a show I bought a black Cochin pullet, but she keeps coughing/sneezing. The sneezes aren't like the sneezes of my other chickens. They sound like little dog growls. I'm pretty sure it's mycoplasma infection. Yesterday in the car she started foaming at the mouth a bit. She is under quarantine. Other than the coughing/sneezing she is fine. Her eyes are bright, she can walk, her poops are normal. She was raised with turkeys.


    Does anybody know how to treat mycoplasma infection? I've heard of Tylan, but I don't know how much to use. The Cochin is 6 months old, female.
     
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  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she sounds sick, keep her separate from any other hens, you can try an antibiotic from the feed store, loook up respiratory illness in the search, good luck
     
  3. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
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    Quote:Found an illness that matches, but I'm not sure what to do still [​IMG]
     
  4. Smokehouse13

    Smokehouse13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a vet you could call [​IMG] , I would try an antibiotic and definitely keep her separated. Does the illness you found say what to do? Sorry I'm not much help hopefully somebody will come along and help [​IMG]
     
  5. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Quote:It says to use Tylan, but it doesn't say how much I should use. Good idea, a vet may know what to do.
     
  6. dawg53

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    Quote:It says to use Tylan, but it doesn't say how much I should use. Good idea, a vet may know what to do.

    Tylan soluable is 1 teaspoon per gallon of water. Make a fresh solution daily and only source of water for 7 days. You have to add the water to the tylan, not the tylan to the water. It's best to pre-measure and make sure you use it the entire 7 days.
    Tylan 50 injectable is given in the breast; dosage is 1/2cc for standard size chickens for 3-5 days. Alternate breasts when giving the daily injections.
     
  7. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Quote:It says to use Tylan, but it doesn't say how much I should use. Good idea, a vet may know what to do.

    Tylan soluable is 1 teaspoon per gallon of water. Make a fresh solution daily and only source of water for 7 days. You have to add the water to the tylan, not the tylan to the water. It's best to pre-measure and make sure you use it the entire 7 days.
    Tylan 50 injectable is given in the breast; dosage is 1/2cc for standard size chickens for 3-5 days. Alternate breasts when giving the daily injections.

    Thank you so much! Do you know if she will forever be a carrier bird of this disease?
     
  8. dawg53

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    Quote:Tylan soluable is 1 teaspoon per gallon of water. Make a fresh solution daily and only source of water for 7 days. You have to add the water to the tylan, not the tylan to the water. It's best to pre-measure and make sure you use it the entire 7 days.
    Tylan 50 injectable is given in the breast; dosage is 1/2cc for standard size chickens for 3-5 days. Alternate breasts when giving the daily injections.

    Thank you so much! Do you know if she will forever be a carrier bird of this disease?

    Most likely she will be a carrier even if the tylan clears it up. It will treat the symptoms, but not the disease. However, you can maintain a closed flock...none in, none out. There is a one day egg withdrawal after the last day of tylan use, then the eggs will be safe to eat. I dont recommend you sell the eggs to be hatched by someone else. Some respiratory diseases are carried though the eggs as well....remember biosecurity.
     
  9. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Denagard. Best thing available for MG. You will have to get it online. Treatment dose is 8cc per gallon of water. You can prevent MG breakouts by dosing all your birds once a month at 4cc per gallon of water.

    In the meantime, I would use the Tylan soluable.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If it was me, I'd euthanize her and tell the seller that she came to you sick, to be on the lookout for symptoms in her flock (though most already know their birds have been ill and choose not to cull). The point of quarantine is so that illness doesn't find its way into your flock. You can treat the symptoms, but she would remain a carrier and will be able to infect others in your flock, if she does indeed have Mycoplasma Galliseptum or other carrier type illnesses.
     
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