Terramycin and/or Duramycin Usage

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mountaineer, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer In the Brooder

    Sep 7, 2016
    I posted a couple of weeks ago about what appears to be congestion in one of my eight young hens. It hasn't gotten any worse and there are no visible signs, e.g. mucus, swelling, sneezing, etc. but I can still hear her at night on her roost. It's like a rattle in her chest. She's a good layer and appears healthy and energetic but I was considering treating her with terramycin or duramycin but I see so many confusing and contradictory comments on how much to use, mg to tbsp conversion, CRD, virus vs bacteria, and eating the eggs while the chickens are being treated. Is there any anecdotal info about what I've described? Anyone want to share?
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hey, Mountaineer...sorry you didn't receive any definitive information over in the Emergencies forum. I'd advise posting again and see if someone will post more precise information....or do a search by typing the names of those antibiotics into the BYC search box and research old threads about how they were used and in what dosage. Or, you also might call a vet that handles poultry and see if you can get some over-the-phone advice. Whatever the case, I wish you and your hens well! :)
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You may get some assistance, if you post at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] I don't know the answer, but if you don't find it with the above advice.

    I would contact your County Agent with the question - likely they can get you the info from their Poultry/Aviary expert contacts.

    Good luck with your hen, hope she will be OK.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hi there, welcome to Backyard chickens. You have gotten some great advice, so I will just say hi and good luck with you hen!
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Are any other birds showing symptoms? If it's just her, it could be a minor respiratory infection. It's not common, but it happens. If you can visit an avian veterinarian I'd recommend that course of action, but barring that, I'd say Duramycin is a good choice of antibiotic. It's specifically geared toward the treatment of infectious respiratory disease, namely Mycoplasma (CRD), but it works well for non-infectious, "stand alone" infections too. Dosage I believe comes out to about 1tbsp powder per gallon of drinking water for 7-14 days. I don't think there is an established egg withdrawal period for Duramycin but 14-21 days is generally safe for most medications.

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