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tetracycline

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by duckynewbie, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. duckynewbie

    duckynewbie Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that has a respiratory infection. It was advised to give her tetracycline which has helped. We are on day 5 of the treatment but her poo is still very watery. Would the meds make it this way? She seems back to normal other wise. Maybe there's something else going on? TIA
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used tetracycline with excellent results. Be sure to follow directions. After 5 days the med should be stopped. How is her breathing? My suggestion is to stop any high water content foods and observe closely. Should symptoms continue consider other options.
     
  3. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watery poop can be caused by numerous things.

    Could you post a picture?

    MrsB
     
  4. duckynewbie

    duckynewbie Out Of The Brooder

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    The directions say to use 7-14 days. Her breathing, eating & drinking are all back to normal. The only problem that she still has is the watery poo.
     
  5. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ignore this then. Obviously what I had is not quite the same even though it was tetracycline.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2016
  6. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Photo, if possible!

    Worms are usually the culprit behind watery poops.

    When was the last time you wormed your flock?

    MrsB
     
  7. duckynewbie

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    They have not been wormed yet. That was going to be my next step after getting her feeling better.
     
  8. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An excellent next step, I feel.

    Hope that clears it up. :)

    MrsB
     

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