NO MORE TYLAN 50

twhudson

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I have a few hens with a respiratory infection. Since tylan is no longer available what can I use to knock this out. I have been using VetRX but it's just not cutting it. I know I can't cure this and it may show up again. That's why I need something stronger. I have used the search feature here but could not find any recent information.
 

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I have a few hens with a respiratory infection. Since tylan is no longer available what can I use to knock this out. I have been using VetRX but it's just not cutting it. I know I can't cure this and it may show up again. That's why I need something stronger. I have used the search feature here but could not find any recent information.
It depends on what you are dealing with. Do you have a diagnosis or know what disease you have?

Tylosin can be used in the water to treat symptoms of Mycoplasma. Some folks also use Denagard for 3 days a month to treat Mycoplasma (Denagard only treats Mycoplasma!)
https://www.jedds.com/shop/tylan-soluble-100-g/
An antibiotic like Enrofloxacin is effective against bacterial respiratory infections and could be used, but it is not approved for use in poultry - you would want to research carefully for any withdrawal periods and consider how you use your meat/eggs.

Sending in some swab samples to be tested would be a good idea so you know exactly what you have and how to treat it. Your state lab can do that for you or you can use an independent lab like Zoologix.



https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/denagard-dosage.819104/https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/anyone-familiar-with-denagard.392918/
 
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Tylosin powder is the equivalent to Tylan, but it is used in the water for treatment of MG (mycoplasma gallisepticum.) Dosage is 1 tsp per gallon of water for 3-5 days. Only treat sick birds, and only add water to the powder when mixing.
https://www.jedds.com/shop/tylan-soluble-100-g/What symptoms are you seeing? MG usually causes bubbles and drainage in an eye, swelling of an eyelid or the face, sneezing, and congestion. Certain other diseases can cause similar symptoms. If there is only sneezing and congestion without the eye drainage and swelling, then you might be treating a virus, in which antibiotics do not work.
 
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