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Respiratory Disease???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kkowa, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2012
    my rooster I believe has a respiratory disease he has a raspy breathing and a cloudy eye. he is on electrolytes and yogurt what else should I give him how long until he should get better? any help will be greatly appreciated.
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    If you haven't noticed any improvement just giving him supportive care, get him some antibiotics. It might be a bacterial respiratory disease. I would recommend oxytetracycline (like Duramycin, Tetroxy HCA-280, and Terramycin) if it doesn't seem too severe. Otherwise, get Tylan which is one of the best antibiotics to treat respiratory diseases. Tylan50 is best for chickens, and the dosage for it is 1cc for large fowl, .5ccs for bantam, injected into the breast muscle once daily for five days. Use a small gauge needle. You could also use Tylan200, but try to get Tylan50 first.

    Hope this helps!
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    It could be also be Aspergillosis.

    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  4. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2012
    ok is there any thing else I could use

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