Need advice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bantyman, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. bantyman

    bantyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey group

    I have this pair of bantams that I got last Wednesday On Friday they started to cough and looked like they were gasping for air They would open their beaks wide open and it just looked like they were trying to breath When they get a drink or eat they cough and shake their head I have them on Tetracycline now for 3 days and it appears as tho its only getting worse I was going to give them a shot Penicillin but it feels like there is nothing to give it in Is there such a thing as water soluble Penicillin (?) ?Or is it a shot only ? Any advice on this will help alot and will be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    How about Sulmet? I read on another thread where a BYCer unknowing bought birds with Corzya (sp?). It was confirmed by a vet and treated with Sulmet. Her birds had the tell tale smelly head, kind of sulfur like?

    I think I would try Sulmet if the Tetracycline didn't seem to be doing anything. And offer probiotics. I assume you've got them separated and warm. I hope they recover for ya.
     
  3. bantyman

    bantyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These guys dont have the smelly head Just the symptoms that I posted I have had this same problem before and have tried Sulmet It didnt work I have them on Chlorotetracycline now and it seems to be working The time runs out on giving it this weekend and if they are still not doing any better then they gotta go to the vet 95 miles away So I am hoping that this stuff works They have been in quarantine since they arrived and they are nice and cozy in the penthouse Got my fingers crossed that they straighten up Thanx for the advice
     
  4. foxgapchickens

    foxgapchickens Out Of The Brooder

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  5. Wayne&Kim1963

    Wayne&Kim1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have learned about injected tylan since then and what i learned is tylan 50 is so much better than tylan 200,. I feel i was overmedicating them and have started new dosages. I put 3cc of tylan 50 to 1 gallon of water (injectable) Then I take procaine penicillin injectable for cattle and such I use 1cc and mix 1/2cc of tylan 50 in syringe well and I inject that under skin on breast every other day x3 doses and then if they recurr with infection start over but if you add it to their water for 5 days they tend to not get it back
     
  6. Wayne&Kim1963

    Wayne&Kim1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. bantyman

    bantyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started their treatment this morning according to your post I am hoping it works I really like these guys Will let you know what happens in the next couple days How long before you can tell if it is working ? Thanx for your help

    Mike
     
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  8. Wayne&Kim1963

    Wayne&Kim1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they should look some better this evening and slowly look and act better in morning. Let me know how they do
     
  9. bantyman

    bantyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well after the first dose the roo is just standing around doing nothing acting like he is going to sleep and the hen the same thing with no response from either when I tap on the food bowl or change water or pretty much anything This is alot different than before Used to I would get some reactions Will they come out of this "lethargic" state or do I need to do something different with the meds ?
     
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  10. Wayne&Kim1963

    Wayne&Kim1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they haven't ate or drank anything I would give them something. Alot of times I will tube feed a weak chicken but if that isn't available you can tear up couple pieces of bread in bite size pieces take about 1/2 cup milk and 1 small egg and mix up with fork and pour over bread. Pick up piece of moistened bread and put it towards back of mouth on chicken where she can't just spit it out and she will swallow it. Feed her like this till she is full. You will have to open her mouth and give her bite
    Giving them antibiotics is great but if they don't have any fluids or food they don't seem to have energy to utilize medicine to get well. Make sure they swallow food and feed slowly so you don't choke them.
     
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