sneezing chickens. oxytetracycline

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  1. dgh

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    one bird sneezing on Friday. on Tuesday there are a few. 60 birds full grown. searching this forum I have read that I need about 4 teaspoons oxytetracycline per gallon for 4 days and then 1/2 dosage for 2 days. please correct me if I am wrong. Thank you
    btw, these birds have been vaccinated for Mareks.
     

  2. casportpony

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    Which oxytetracyline do you have?

    -Kathy
     
  3. dgh

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    oxytetracycline soluble powder 10 grams/package
     
  4. dgh

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    broad spectrum antibiotic
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    How many mg do you want to use? 5 teaspoons = 800 mg.

    -Kathy
     
  6. dgh

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    well, of course. I just went out with a solution mixed for 4 gallons and I cant find one bird who is sneezing. This am there were a few and one sneezed persistently on Friday, (although it could have been dust in her nose).

    I treated them anyway because,,,, the darn creatures WERE sneezing. I am open to suggestions. doh!
     
  7. casportpony

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    Not sure if I would treat for just sneezing. :idunno

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  8. dgh

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    this chicken now sounds like this.

    ONLY WORSE. loud constant honking like a newly crowing rooster.

    the rooster is also doing it now.

    what should I treat with??

    I will isolate the hen tonight. not sure about the rooster yet.
     
  9. casportpony

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    Can you take them to a vet?

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  10. dgh

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    If a Vet has to write a prescription the State has the power to gather that info. In my State they would seize the entire flock. kill them all and THEN autopsy them. I have seen this done.
     

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