Terramycin WITH Tylan 50?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hippiechickadee, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. hippiechickadee

    hippiechickadee In the Brooder

    May 22, 2014
    Upstate NY
    I've been treating sneezy/congested/hoarse sounding chickens for the past week with Terramycin in their water. I think they get better, then I think they slide back and it's been a guessing game all week as to whether or not it's working.

    The package said to give for 7-14 days (7 days will be tomorrow)

    I want to move on to Tylan 50 injections.

    Should I wait a timeframe after Terramycin before that? Give it now? Stop the Terramycin or continue it?
  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    I'd just shift to the tylan- if they aren't responding to terrimycin, tylan should take care of it
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    I would stop the Terramycin and start the Tylan injections. If the Terramycin isn't curing them, all it is doing is stressing them out and possibly creating resistant bacteria.

    Tylan is one of the best antibiotics for treating respiratory diseases, and it is my preferred antibiotic whenever I see a sick bird. I don't like stressing birds out by treating them for days with a weaker antibiotic. Tylan works rather fast (3-5 days), and is more effective.

    Good luck with treating your birds!
  4. hippiechickadee

    hippiechickadee In the Brooder

    May 22, 2014
    Upstate NY
    Quote:Quote:Thanks guys! Just what I needed to know! I'm going to give it a go tonight before bed :)
  5. hippiechickadee

    hippiechickadee In the Brooder

    May 22, 2014
    Upstate NY
    Giving chickens shots is super easy. Lay them on their backs in your lap and they are completely calm and still.

    I noticed a difference in them the very next day after the shot! Their voices were coming back, far less sneezing, more active- yippee!

    I gave the older birds (16 weeks) 1/4 cc and the younger ones (6 weeks) and bantams 1/8 cc shot right into their breast using a "diabetic" syringe with needle (tiny 1 cc syringe)

    I did it again today and plan on doing it at least one more day (tomorrow).

    Should I do it a 4th?

    Tylan 50 is wonderful! It works wonders!
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2014
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Tylan 50 injection is normally given for 3 days, and not more than 5 days. If used orally, I would use it for 5 days. Keep in mind that if you are treating a virus such as infectious bronchitis, that it has to run it's course. Antibiotics may help prevent secondary bacterial infections.

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