Terramycin good for CRD?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Matt_Hud, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Matt_Hud

    Matt_Hud New Egg

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    I read the description of Terramiycin over at Mcmurray and it says:
    "This broad-spectrum antibiotic is a shot-gun approach to the problems that can occur during the growing period. Colds, chronic respiratory disease, air sac infection, fowl cholera, and other diseases"

    I have heard from other sources that this antibiotic will not work for CRD.

    Which is it? Any opinions would be great.

    Thanks
     
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have always been told that Terramycin is not really strong enough for CRD..., although you could start with that. Tylan is better. Are you sure that's what your birds have, though?
     
  3. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it will not work, you need a respiratory antibiotic for CRD. Broad spectrum's wont work. You can see more about this HERE .
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I don't have MG on my farm, which causes CRD, but I have had bronchitis and I have used LS 50 and it seems to work fairly well for respitory distress.

    It is wise to treat every once in a while with a different type of antibiotic so resistance is built up.
     

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