Please help- white leghorn congested!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by StarLover21, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please help- I have a white leghorn hen who seems to be getting congested. When she clucks or breaths it sounds blocked and congested, and she sorta snorts as if to clear her nose, and is kind of gasping.and making a rattling noise. What should I do? No weepy eyes and her comb, wattle, and poop look good. She layed an egg again this morning. I've seperated her for now- is it contagious?
    Thanks!
     
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  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If she is not in a dusty environment and if you hear rattling or wheezing in her lungs if you listen under a wingI would get a cattle medication called Tylan 50 and give her a 1/2cc injection under her skin for three days. It is for respitory infections .
     
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  3. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thank you. What is a 1/2cc injection? Where to I inject it? Where do I get the medication, also?
     
  4. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ? Anybody know?
     
  5. dawg53

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    Chickenzoo is referring to tylan 50 injectable which should be at your feed store in the cattle section. Or you can order it from Jefferslivestock.com or call them. You'll need a syringe with a needle to draw it from the bottle. All you'll need is the 100ml bottle. Here's a link:
    http://www.jefferslivestock.com/tylan-injectable/camid/LIV/cp/16330/
    There are 2 ways you can administer it; injecting it into the Leghorns breast muscle or giving it to her orally.
    I would prefer to give it orally, I dont like injecting. The dosage if given orally is 1/2cc once a day for 5 days. If you decide to inject, it's 1/2cc once a day for 3 days.
     
  6. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. So I can just use a syringe down her throat? I don't really want to inject anything, and we dont' have a needle.
     
  7. dawg53

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    You'll need a needle to withdraw the liquid from the bottle. Preload your syringe with the tylan, have someone hold your hen. Pull her wattles down and her mouth will open, then squirt the liquid in her mouth and immediately let go of her wattles so that she'll swallow it on her own.
     
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  8. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thank you! I won't be able to get it until tommorow evening. How serious are repiratory issues in chickens? Will she recover? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. StarLover21

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    We got the medication today and gave it to her. It went pretty smoothly. We're supposed to do it for three days, correct? I hope she's looking a little better by tommorow [​IMG]
     
  10. dawg53

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    Tylan 50 injectable, orally give to her for 5 days. You should see improvement by the 3rd or 4th day, continue to the 5th day.
     

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