Need ORAL dosage of Tylan 50 for Turkey + bantam & std chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by country, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. country

    country Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere that Tylan 50 can be given down the throat orally at a rate of 3 cc for a turkey. I want to double-check with some of you to be sure that this is correct & would I use the same for a tom as for a hen? I'd also like to know the dosage for standard & bantam chickens & again, is it the same for hens & roos? Does anyone have a per pound oral dosage so I can be more exact for each bird I'm treating?

    Info on Tylan is so conflicting that I go nuts every time I use it. I think I have the injection amounts correct but if oral dosage works I'd prefer that method.

    Thanks for any info.

    Country
     
  2. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    35mg/kg

    Tylan can be given SQ (skin shot) if you don't want to do muscle shot..
    just pinch up skin at back of neck..clean with alcohol..inject into skin..
    massage gently to help disperse.

    there is a water soluble Tylan for the drinking water.
     
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  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I have used Tylan50 down the throat of a sick turkey. 1cc or little less should be given, 3cc is too much, IMO.Turkeys seem to be sensitive to meds, IME. Bantams should get 1/4cc injection. Injection works better if you can do it.
     
  4. country

    country Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks sammi & chickenzoo. If I do the oral method, is it the Tylan50 injectible that I put down their throat? Or should I use the water soluble down the throat? I have both Tylan50 injectible & Gallimycin water soluble powder on hand. And I have 2 raspy turkey hens that are in 2 different pens with other turkeys. Can't isolate them together with medicated water as they'll fight so I need to make sure they each get the meds needed. I sprained my wrist & can't give injections right now so have to depend on DH to get something down them orally. So any help or advice you can give will really be appreciated. Thanks,
    Country
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I would go with whatever is easiest. I have used the injectable down the throat in a pinch. Never had a problem with it as long as you do not aspirate them. The Gall. water sol should help too, but I have limited experience on that medication.
     
  6. QuailHollow

    QuailHollow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Approx. how much does the bird in question weigh? You will need 35mg/kg of body weight. To underdose could mean you build a resistant strain of bacteria. You will want to dose at a rate of 35mg/kg every other day for 3 days. This is how I dose out my birds, and it has worked every time.

    If 2.2lbs = 1kg or 0.455kg = 1lb;
    -- then a 5lb bird is 2.3kg.
    -- -- at a rate of 35mg/kg = 80.5mg of Tylan50 needed to treat
    -- -- -- if each ml of Tylan50 is 50mg, then 1.6cc (or 1 3/5ths cc) is needed for treatment.

    Edited to Add:

    If 2.2lbs = 1kg or 0.455kg = 1lb;
    -- then a 10lb bird is 4.6kg.
    -- -- at a rate of 35mg/kg = 161mg of Tylan50 needed to treat
    -- -- -- if each ml of Tylan50 is 50mg, then 3.2cc (or 3 1/5ths cc) is needed for treatment.

    Using these measurements;
    -- a 1lb bantam would be 0.3cc
    -- a 2lb bantam would be 0.6cc
    -- a 4lb standard would be 1.3cc
    -- a 5lb standard would be 1.6cc
    -- a 10lb young turkey would be 3.2cc
    -- a 15lb turkey would be 4.8cc
    -- a 20lb turkey would be 6.4cc
    -- a 25lb turkey would be 8.0cc

    This is only good for Tylan50. If you are dosing using Tylan200, please remember that it is 4 times as concentrated as the former. I hope this helps.
     
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  7. country

    country Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes, that info definitely helps. I copied & pasted your dosages into a word doc for future reference. I tried googling for the info & got nothing. Thank you so much for helping me out!

    Country
     
  8. KrisRose

    KrisRose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
    QuailHollowP&P :

    Quote:Approx. how much does the bird in question weigh? You will need 35mg/kg of body weight. To underdose could mean you build a resistant strain of bacteria. You will want to dose at a rate of 35mg/kg every other day for 3 days. This is how I dose out my birds, and it has worked every time.

    If 2.2lbs = 1kg or 0.455kg = 1lb;
    -- then a 5lb bird is 2.3kg.
    -- -- at a rate of 35mg/kg = 80.5mg of Tylan50 needed to treat
    -- -- -- if each ml of Tylan50 is 50mg, then 1.6cc (or 1 3/5ths cc) is needed for treatment.

    Edited to Add:

    If 2.2lbs = 1kg or 0.455kg = 1lb;
    -- then a 10lb bird is 4.6kg.
    -- -- at a rate of 35mg/kg = 161mg of Tylan50 needed to treat
    -- -- -- if each ml of Tylan50 is 50mg, then 3.2cc (or 3 1/5ths cc) is needed for treatment.

    Using these measurements;
    -- a 1lb bantam would be 0.3cc
    -- a 2lb bantam would be 0.6cc
    -- a 4lb standard would be 1.3cc
    -- a 5lb standard would be 1.6cc
    -- a 10lb young turkey would be 3.2cc
    -- a 15lb turkey would be 4.8cc
    -- a 20lb turkey would be 6.4cc
    -- a 25lb turkey would be 8.0cc

    This is only good for Tylan50. If you are dosing using Tylan200, please remember that it is 4 times as concentrated as the former. I hope this helps.

    Quail- Thanks for posting this. My BBB turkey was very sick and used the 8 ml for 5 days. Worked great! Now I am going to treat a chicken with the same cold/conjestion problem.​
     

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