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PASTY BUTTS.. Need help for dosage of tetracycline...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aurorarose25, May 24, 2011.

  1. aurorarose25

    aurorarose25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought some tetracycline Hydrochloride from the feed store. It doesn't say for exact poultry... but how much do I use in a 1 gallon waterer for chicks??????
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The treatment for pasty butt is to remove the poo by washing their backsides under warm water or using a gentle wet rag/qtip.

    You might have to repeat the next day and so on, as it tends to recur.

    If they are attracted to the newly scrubbed bottom and try to peck each other's bottom, you can apply no-pick lotion or salve, available at the feed stores usually.

    Are they sick?

    I don't give my chicks antibiotics, even though some folks do, unless there is an infection.

    There are some threads:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=275031

    Does it say Duramycin? What exactly does the label say?
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
  3. aurorarose25

    aurorarose25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No it doesn't say duramiacin. Is says Polyotic Tetracycline Hydrochloride soluble powder antibiotic.....

    but directions on back says dosage for calves & swine..

    Please tell me I didn't get the wrong one??????????????
     
  4. dawg53

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    I recommend you use scissors to trim back the feathers and fluff on her rear end.
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Is their only symptom pasty butt? If so, I don't think they need antibiotics.
    I would put some Apple Cider Vinegar in their water and keep their little behinds clean.
     
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:No it doesn't say duramiacin. Is says Polyotic Tetracycline Hydrochloride soluble powder antibiotic.....

    but directions on back says dosage for calves & swine..

    Please tell me I didn't get the wrong one??????????????

    Tetracycline can be used on poultry, I'm just not sure your babies need it at this point.
     
  7. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just wash their bums.
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    Are they sick?
     
  8. aurorarose25

    aurorarose25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have already lost 3 babies since they arrived. These are expensive babies. I can't loose anymore. the 3 that died were full of energy then suddenly got kinda droopy then were not moving around a lot and by next morning one was dead. same thing happened 3 times.....
     
  9. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Could be cocci-if so, the treatment for that is Corid.
    Are you seeing lethargy and are they standing in the corner all puffed up?
     
  10. dawg53

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    Quote:Yep, pasty butt will cause that...
     

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