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Sick Silkies...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tsuhaam, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. tsuhaam

    tsuhaam New Egg

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    Some of my silkies have gotten sick.. They have a running nose and got stuff all over their eyes, I clean them every morning.. What shall I do as medication wise to help them out? Thanks in advance..
     
  2. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tylan powder for their water or Tylan injectable and inject each one.
     
  3. prariechiken

    prariechiken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some Vetrx works good also to assist with any resp. stress. Tylan works wonders.
     
  4. tsuhaam

    tsuhaam New Egg

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    thanks for all your suggestions
     
  5. dixie chicken

    dixie chicken Out Of The Brooder

    I am currently going through the same illness with two of my silkies. They received a shot of Tylan 50 today. I was instructed to put one drop of Tylan in each affected eye (Do not inject, just drop a drop in). Then follow the drop with some terramycin opthalmic ointment to keep their eye from getting crusty. I was also instructed to give the shot and treat the eye twice a day for as much as 7- 10 days or until the chicken is better.
    I do not have an actual bottle of Tylan or manufacturer insert to read up on the medicine and I have heard that is is not labeled for poultry but people use it and it works well. My question is : has anyone followed this regimen and do you do one or two shots a day?
    This information was provided to me by a very reputable source and my chickens are already looking better after about 8 hours. I am always wanting to hear advice and experiences from other people. Thanks for help.
     

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