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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ascott1978, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Issue: Very bad respiratory infection in 3.5 month old Welsummer chicks.

    Actions taken so far:

    Sunday: Injected .5ml of Tylan 50 to all birds (4).

    Monday: Hens recovered. The Rooster isn't. Inject 1.0ml of Tylan 50 to rooster.

    Tuesday: Hens looking good, still no improvement on rooster. Applied VetRx under wings and on comb on rooster.

    Wednesday: Early PM check showed no improvement.

    What the heck do I do know?

    Other information: Found some mites on birds (not a lot), I will seven dust them after infection is resolved.
     
  2. chicken master

    chicken master Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try some teramicyn
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give the VetRX orally. Keep treating him with the Tylan (is that meant for respiratory diseases? I'm not familar with it. I'd recommend Baytril) and put cinnamon in his water. Keep him toasty warm. Are you dosing the Tylan according to his age and weight?

    I don't think teramyacin is meant for respiratory infections. And it's so overused it probably wouldn't help this infection.
     
  4. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Tylan 50 is for mainly ailments as well as respiratory. But don't worry no more, he was found dead yesterday evening when I got home from work.
     
  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Aw, poor boy. Sorry for you loss.

    Tylan is given as an injection? Can it be added in the water too?
     
  6. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tylan 50 is an injection shot that is primarily for cattle/swine. It is also used for poultry. I treat .5ml per pound. I have never administered in the water, wouldn't know it that works.

    This was my first time to administer via needle. It wasn't hard at all and I will likely do it this way for now on, more direct and ensure the desired amount is administer correctly.

    It just think I waited to long for this poor fellow.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  7. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you give the shot? I've never given an intramuscular shot, and I kinda need to learn. A friend says she does it in the thigh, the vet told me to do it in the breast. How deep do you push the needle in? Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  8. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told to do it right under the skin in the neck. Separate the feathers and slightly elevate the skin and a little poke later and your done. I was very nervous the first time, but I really prefer it now.
     
  9. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, so you gave it as a subcutaneous shot. I thought you had to give antibiotics as an intramuscular injection. But I guess that would work... as long as the body absorbs it.

    Just a tip, next time to give them a shot, put rubbing alcohol on the area you want to inject. It'll make the feathers bunch together so you can easily see the skin. I do that with my babies when they get their Marek's vaccine... they hate the alcohol more than the shot. [​IMG]
     
  10. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the alcohol tip, I'll try it next time. I can be totally wrong about how to administer the drug so if I'm wrong I need to be told so.
     

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