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Question about LA2000

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crcgirl93, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. crcgirl93

    crcgirl93 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me if LA2000 has a bad odor? I'm getting ready to dose a chicken and I noticed that the medication has a strong rancid odor. This is my first time using it so I just want to double check and make sure it's ok. It is NOT expired.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ok, I'm curious, what is LA2000 and why are you needing to use it?
     
  3. crcgirl93

    crcgirl93 Out Of The Brooder

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    Meant to type LA200 - not LA2000. It's an antibiotic - oxytetracycline I was going to use it on a hen that has a resistant bubbly eye. Tylan has not worked. Anyone?? I want to be sure this is normal before I use it.
     
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  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't know much about antibiotics as far as which ones are the best to treat resistance, etc. But if you are questioning the rancid odor at all, IMO I wouldn't use it. I would get some fresh. I know the date hasn't expired, but it's possible if it has ever been opened/used or exposed to hot or cold temps it may have degraded and gone bad.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If you have Tylan 50 you could try giving a higher dose, something like 0.5ml per pound orally twice a day.

    Is the bubbly eye her only symptom?

    -Kathy
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Call the mfg. or return it.

    -Kathy
     
  7. crcgirl93

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    Thanks Kathy....I might try the higher dose of Tylan. Yes, bubbly eye is her only symptom. Otherwise she is healthy, clear nostrils, her other eye is clear and she is a good weight. This has been going on for months!!! I've tried several things.
     

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