nystatin liquid suspension for vent gleet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lisa202, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think my hen has vent gleet. I've been pouring through the archives and came across some advice about using an anti fungal cream on her vent and nystatin liquid suspension, but they didn't go into any detail about the nystatin. So these are my questions...

    What kind of Nystatin liquid do you use?...and where do you get it? ...and how much do you use. I'm guessing you use a syringe to feed it to her?
     
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  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your best bet would be to apply an anti-fungal cream or monastat directly to the vent. I would be wary about giving something orally because if you don't know what you are doing it can go into the lungs and drown them. If you choose to give orally please look up proper tube feeding or syringe dosing.
     
  3. bluefrog87

    bluefrog87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you get it from the vet. It's a special vet formula because of chicken weight. Nystatin is an anti fungal medication
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You can by powdered Nystatin (Medistatin) for pigeons without a prescription and you can buy or antifungals like fluconazole and ketoconazole for tropical fish without a prescription. Of course you can also get them from a vet or if you live in Canada you can buy fluconazole OTC (CanesOral).

    Just remember that vent gleet isn't always a fungal infection, sometimes it can be from a bacteria or parasites.
    http://birdhealth.com.au/flockbirds/poultry/diseases/vent_gleet.html

    -Kathy
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    This is what they look like:
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    To use any you would have to know the weight of your hen then do a little math and give the proper dose. I'll try to remember to look the doses up and post them later.

    -Kathy
     
  6. KatieKanDo

    KatieKanDo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for that link! Very informative.
    Kay
     
  7. marneypoo

    marneypoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I hate to ask, but do you have the dosage for using any of these for silkies? I have several that have gleet. Would this have to be given to each hen separately or can I add to their drinking water. Thanks
     
  8. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know the dosage but if you use monostat just enough to cover it like a lotion.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The medications pictured above should be given orally. Let me know which one you get and I'll tell you how much to use.

    -Kathy
     
  10. RetiredRN

    RetiredRN Out Of The Brooder

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    My vet didn't have any Nystatin but he called some into the pharmacy and I picked it up and started it last night. It is Nystatin suspension 100,000 units per ml and he has me giving her 6cc's twice a day. I approx. her weight at about 6 lbs. Does this sound right?
     

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