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Respiratory illness in 5 mth old polish

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KimberlyL3, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. KimberlyL3

    KimberlyL3 In the Brooder

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    is there a human antibiotic that has the same bioavailability as chicken antibiotics that I can give my chick. I’ve been using tylan 50 with no avail.
    I know there will be biased opinions on this but someone let me know what human antibiotic might work. It’s not going to hurt that’s fir sure
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    Many human antibiotics are used for illnesses in chickens, but they will not help if it is a virus or fungus. MG is usually treated with Tylan. What dosage were you using? Amoxicillin, tetracycline or doxycycline, enrofloxacin (similar to ciprofloxacin,) and others are used in chickens. Most are not approved for them however, or for egglayers or meat. Many use them for pet chickens. What are the symptoms, how long? Here is a good list of diseases, symptoms, and medications:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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  3. KimberlyL3

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    She has been on tylan per 1 week with vet RX. No improvement at all. I am wanting to try cipro for respiratory infection as it is a broad spectrum antibiotic. I don’t know the dosage I should give her. She is slowly passing so it won’t hurt
     
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  5. KimberlyL3

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    Thank you for your response. I am still unable to find a dosage amount to be given. I’ve had chickens for many years and have resulted in using “human” antibiotics before when all else failed. I’ve had great luck with it but I can’t find the correct amount to give in this situation
     
  6. KimberlyL3

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    I have cipro,amoxicillin,doxicyline and (Bactria) surfermmethoxole
    I want to try the amoxicillin which are capsules 500 mg each so I need to know how to dose it
     
  7. anna-newhampshire

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    You want to try a homeopathic remedy? Are you close to a good health food store?
    Could you make a detailed post about how it started, exact symptoms, the food she usually eats?
     
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