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sick cochin bantam's and vicks vapor rub

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jamrock, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. jamrock

    jamrock Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new here and have a question.I have read about vetrx and using it when your chickens have runny nose's and cold like symptom's.Now my question is will a little vicks vapor rub put under the wing like you would with the vetrx have the same effect?They both contain camphor and are used for congestion.I have been giving them duramycin-10 for 2 days now and not really helping much.Should I increase the dose of duramycin?I have been using a 1/4 teaspoon for 32 ounces of water.Which is a 400mg dose or should I increase it to the 800mg dose?Please help me I don't want to lose my 5 white cochin bantam's which are 3 to 6 months old.
     
  2. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Runny nose swollen eyes, sounds like a respiratory infection. I would give a bantam size bird 1 cc injection of Tylan 50. You can get it at TSC for $10. Never use Vick's on a bird, their lungs are different than ours are.
     
  3. jamrock

    jamrock Out Of The Brooder

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    Where would the injection be given?
     
  4. jamrock

    jamrock Out Of The Brooder

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    and how often should this be done?Should I leave them on the duramycin also?
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    No Duramycin. Neither birds or people should inhale Vick's. The injection goes in the breast.
     
  6. jamrock

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    Do I give tylan 50 to them once a day or just 1 injection per bird?
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I have no idea. What does the bottle say?

    A search on here might reveal the answer.
     
  8. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One injection into a sick bird should take care of it. Add vitamins to their water for a week or 2. I PM'd you directions,as to how to give the injection.
     
  9. jamrock

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    OK I have given them the TYLAN-50 and got some durvet electrolyte and vitamin water supplement.I put a heat lamp on them as well.It's been getting down to the upper40's to low 50's at night.They are in an enclosed shed that is raised 12 inches off the ground with pine shaving for litter. Anything else anyone can think of.
     

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