Need Oxine Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stephpaige, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. stephpaige

    stephpaige New Egg

    Oct 4, 2009
    Hi, I have a sick Polish hen. She has been coughing, wheezing and hiccuping for a while now. I took her to vet about a week ago and he thought it was a respiratory infection. We started her on Baytril liquid, 1cc a day. She hasn't gotten better, actually she's gotten worse. I brought her in the house in a dog crate 3 nights ago with a heating pad under it to try to make her more comfortable, the nights here have been pretty cold.

    I read online that it could be a fungal infection instead of bacterial and that I should fog her with Oxine to kill it. I received the Oxine today and put her in the bathroom with a humidifier. I put 6.5oz of Oxine to 1 gallon of water. It's been running for about 15 minutes and I heard a loud squawk. I went in and the whole bathroom was full of mist.

    My questions are these:

    1) Did I use the right amount?
    2) How long should I leave the humidifier running?
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    Where did you read that about oxine, I'd like to read it, its new to me and I've been using oxine for a few years now. the only foging I've done is with a spray bottle [​IMG]
  3. stephpaige

    stephpaige New Egg

    Oct 4, 2009
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Oxine can be helpful, I use it, but she seems like she needs a dose of tylan in the breast for 3 days , although Baytril normally does wonders. Hummm. I don't know the correct dose for humidifiers.....I've used it nebuliazers.
  5. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    I also recommend Tylan. You can get it for intramuscular injection or soluble for her water. sells it. Don't forget to order the syringes. Some states don't sell them over the counter.
  6. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2009
    Live Oak, FL
    I used oxine AH with good results. You must catch the symptons early and I sprayed with a fine mist hand spryer. However, mixing too strong will burn the skin. From personal experience.
  7. stephpaige

    stephpaige New Egg

    Oct 4, 2009
    Well, I've decided to run the humidifier for 10 minutes on and then 1 hour off to see if it makes a difference. Thanks for your posts. Not sure I could do the injections myself. If this doesn't work in a couple days I'll call my vet see if they will do it. Thanks so much for all the responses.

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