Please Help! Tylan 50 dosage for 8 week old chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by purpletiger, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. purpletiger

    purpletiger Chirping

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    Hi everyone! I have an sweet little bantam easter egger named Darling that may be showing signs of a respiratory illness. She keeps one of her eyes closed. It doesn't look irritated, red or swollen but she does keep it closed most of the time. I've noticed a few days ago her pecking was off when she tries to pick up food. I notice her itching her nose a lot too. Still eating and drinking but seems more sleepy than the other chicks. Her poops look normal. I would like to nip this in the bud before it gets too bad. I was thinking of starting her on Tylan 50, but I've been searching for an hour and can't find any dosage information for smaller birds/chicks.

    How much would I give her for injections and for how long?

    She weighs 443 grams or 15 and 5/8 ounces So she weighs about 1 pound. I'm terrible at math and I don't want to under/over dose her.

    Any help is greatly appreciated as I want to treat her as soon as possible.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Jemma Rider

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    just a thing, sorry i can't help you with the math bit the only experience with Tylan50 i have is with my three pound three year old bird Rosie, but maybe don't inject it. Injection can be faster acting but i read it can cause tissue damage and it bruises pretty bad (at least from what I've seen from my friends birds and read in books), if she's not exhibiting horrible symptoms i wouldn't inject it to limit stress but that's just me. I've never had to inject anything into my birds thankfully, this is just what I've read. It could also be a lot of other things besides some sort of respiratory illness, but Tylan50 would protect from secondary infections if her immune system is weakened.
    My hen had a bad respiratory infection in late winter, it scared me to death, she recovered within a week after being on Tylan50 orally for five days at one ml twice a day. I have no idea for an eight week old chick, you could try VetRx, a lit bit under the nostrils and on the comb, it helps my hen and i just gave it to my four week old chick tonight and poor baby already sounds better.
    I've had two chickens with respiratory problems, that's not a lot of experience so take my words with a grain of salt. I hope somebody with more knowledge and experience can help.
    Hope all turns out well :)
     
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  3. purpletiger

    purpletiger Chirping

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    Thanks for taking the time to reply Jemma! It helps a lot! Glad your birds are doing better with the VetRx. I did put some eye drops in her eye last to try to flush out anything foreign and she seems to be opening it more today. It think i'll start with Terramycin in her eye to make sure there's no infection in it and some VetRx. I've heard good things about it. Thanks for the suggestions! I'll continue to research to see if I can find a Tylan 50 dosage by weight. I just want to be prepared if she does start showing some respiratory symptoms. Thanks again!
     
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  4. Jemma Rider

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    I was just reading random threads and I found a bit of information on dosage by weight. here's the link-
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/rooster-has-horrible-smell.1256317/page-3#post-20163693
    hopefully it works I am useless at computers-
    but I thought it could be useful, there is some mentioning of Tylan50 dosage per pound of body weight.
    I read that the dosage is .20cc per 1 pound of weight 2-3times per day for 5days in a row orally but please read the thread first to make sure it applies to your chick, I have very limited experience here. I hope I helped a bit.
     
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  5. purpletiger

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    Thanks Jemma! I will keep that link just in case I need it in the future. Darling is doing much better now! I think she may of had something in her eye. The eye drops and the terramycin helped a bunch! Thanks for your help! :)
     
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