Respiratory condition help - Orpington

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by draines, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. draines

    draines Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello- we have a orp in our flock that has rattled breathing and raspy. She also does a little cough-peep thing once in a while. We have her vetrx for a couple I days with little change and then yesterday we decided to put the flock on Oxcetet 600-800 mg/gal. So with two days in the antibiotic I think she is a little better but now has started to extend her neck and do what sounds like a light crow if she runs to get food or is excited. We think?

    We originally thought infection bronchitis but then maybe CRD once the vetrx didn't work. I'll try to figure out how to post a video if her.

    She is 6 months old and healthy otherwise. She is eating and drinking as normal. Comb looks ok but may be laying over a little?

    Are there any other suggestions?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. draines

    draines Out Of The Brooder

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    So after 3 days on the oxytetracycline she is sounding much better. Does anyone know how long she should stay on the medicine? Should we pull her off once she sounds normal?

    Once off, how long should we wait until we begin to consume the eggs again?

    Thanks in advance!
    Dan
     
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