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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by daxigait, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I got the juniors recently, but I put them out at the three week mark just as we got 12+ inches of rain folliwed by a cold night. They got snotty the first night out so I messed up by putting them in a dog crate in the main coop thinking about it being so much warmer and having a floor so it is not damp, but I was not thinking about the adults getting it. Newbie mistake. I just thought they just got chilled and when I asked the advice was to let them try to get over it since it was not clear what it was.
    I will likely try to pull the one other hen that I think was sneezing this morning and treat her too.
    Did you have to cut under the eyes like I read in the link above?
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What medication have you decided to use?

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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    @casportponyAre they better than Tylan? I can get that locally. Where might the others be? We have Tractor Supply, Atwood's, and local vet options.
     
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  5. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like they have Tylan and soluable oxytetracycline. Which is better?
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It's not that one is better than the other, they're just different. Tylan (tylosin) will probably work better if it's mycoplasma (CRD), but won't work if it's E.coli or pseudomonas aeruginosa. Oxytetracyline *might* work if it's E.coli, but probably won't work if it's pseudomonas aeruginosa. I guess if I had to choose, I would try giving the Tylan. Here is an antibiotic table that shows the efficacy of various drugs against some bacteria.
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  7. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    Looking at the chart tetracycline treats more. I will call my vet and see if I can get some.
    Thanks
     
  8. casportpony

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    Oxytetracyline and tetracycline are pretty much the same. At this point I would try the tylan. If that doesn't work, I would use Baytril (enrofloxacin) instead of oxytetracycline or tetracycline. It's banned for use in poultry, so you have to think about that..

    -Kathy
     
  9. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    Tylan injectable worked for CRD for me, and quick
    As Kat says they feel better usually the next day
    I used a 22 ga. Needle
    Tetracycline did not even touch it, maybe masked symptoms.
    Tetracycline in the water will have to be made fresh everyday, or ineffective.
    I would be treating the other birds with it maybe if they responded to it and depending on how many birds you have to treat.
     
  10. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    OK so Tylan for him and the tetra/oxytetracycline in the water for the rest. There are over twenty birds in this coop.
     

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