question on Baytril ?

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  1. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everybody,
    I was just curious about baytril and what helps heal?
    Does anyone know, what type of sickness it helps heal in chickens? Any Diseases?, or limps?
    I was just curious, and wanted to know.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. cobrien

    cobrien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am no expert but it is an antibiotic so should only be given when you suspect a bacterial infection. My vets have prescribed it for a few of my chickens as a precaution when they appeared sick but the reason was not apparent or to prevent secondary infections. They have told me that there is no published withdrawal time, meaning it isn't officially approved for use in animals who's eggs or meat you intend to eat because they haven't studied how long it takes to get out of the chicken's system. But off the record they said don't eat the eggs for a few weeks. It does appear to be the antibiotic of choice among avian vets for pet birds (including my pet chickens) but not among farmers due to the unknown withdrawal period. Hopefully someone here can provide you with a list of bacterial infections that it is recommended for.
     
  3. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks ,
    I know that our vet prescribed for one of our hens, when she was sick as well.
     
  4. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have used it with my parrots and yes its a antibiotic and a very strong one. it will wipe the good bacteria out and is hard on their system. it will cause them to poop blood too. i would not use it unless there is no other option. its very serious stuff that no one should mess around with
     
  5. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all,
    If anyone eles knows anything eles about it, please let me know? [​IMG]
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:I took my turkey to the vet on this Saturday and the vet prescribed baytril 136 mg (1 tablet for 7 days). My turkey had respiratory problem along with wry neck.

    You can go to this link and read what happened and why he prescribed Baytril.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=464798
     
  7. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
    glad your toms ok.


    I wonder if my roo, could have a respiratory problem?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Well, he is ok for now. I just don't looking at the twisted neck. [​IMG]

    I hope that a miracle happens and he is back to normal.
     
  9. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Baytril is wonderful. I had my vet give me some pills for one of my ducks that had botulism. She pulled through with flying colors.
     

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