Grace2020

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Hi, one of my 10 week old chicks has a respiratory illness. The other 4 are fine. I don’t know how on earth she got it. My coop and run are immaculate. I had just moved them from baby pen to brand new coop. Now one is sick. I suspect she may have had this from breeder? With the straw of a move it’s tearing its ugly head maybe. Anyway, I started all
Of them on Tylan soluble in their water. I don’t have injectable and I can’t get it wo an rx. This is day 2 on the water and not much improvement. Is there a dose of the soluble that I could give just to the sick chick? I’m not sure how to break down the powder per dose in lieu of the 1 tsp per gallon. Please help. Thanks so much!!!
 

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What symptoms have you seen in the chick? Tylan (tylosin) can treat symptoms of mycoplasma (MG.) It doesn’t treat infectious bronchitis, ILT, and is not the best for coryza. If the chick is drinking normally, there should be some improvement by the third day. If no improvement, then you may be dealing with a virus. IB and ILT are viruses. Tylan can be given for 5 days. Most chickens need 50 mg per pound of tylosin per day. The powder has 1 gram per gram or a little less than 1/4 tsp. So, since I am not a math expert, there is some difficulty giving an accurate dose. Do you know how much the chick weighs? A kitchen gram scale can be helpful in getting an accurate weight.
https://www.drugs.com/vet/tylosin-tartrate-soluble-powder.html
 

Grace2020

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Jul 19, 2020
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Hi thanks! She is breathing very heavy, coughing, sneezing. She is drinking some but is only eating a little here and there. If it’s a virus, do they get over it? Or is it a high death rate? This is day 1.5. Not any improvement but not worse either. Should I try syringing down her beak, or just let her drink what she is?
What symptoms have you seen in the chick? Tylan (tylosin) can treat symptoms of mycoplasma (MG.) It doesn’t treat infectious bronchitis, ILT, and is not the best for coryza. If the chick is drinking normally, there should be some improvement by the third day. If no improvement, then you may be dealing with a virus. IB and ILT are viruses. Tylan can be given for 5 days. Most chickens need 50 mg per pound of tylosin per day. The powder has 1 gram per gram or a little less than 1/4 tsp. So, since I am not a math expert, there is some difficulty giving an accurate dose. Do you know how much the chick weighs? A kitchen gram scale can be helpful in getting an accurate weight.
https://www.drugs.com/vet/tylosin-tartrate-soluble-powder.html
 

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