Trying to figure out what to TREAT!!!!HELP and Super Small Dose Help!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ThornyRidge, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. ThornyRidge

    ThornyRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2008
    so my hen with the frothy eyes has now developed what looks like some fluid accumulation/swelling/puffiness under her left eye.. The only antibiotics I have on hand are a bag of tetracycline, sulmet and poultry rx. I am not sure what exactly I am treating so I want to make sure I don't give her unnecessary antibiotics.. plus she is the only one in my flock that has this and is around everyone else sharing food/water etc and noone is coming down with anything like this.. she does eat and drink and acts only mildly less active than normal.. do not see any other nasal drainage or diarhhea from her. what is best course of treatment.. and with what I have I will separate her and only provide her a small bowl of drinking water.. how on earth do you measure acurrately for super small bowls of water antibiotics for only one hen?!?!?!?!?!?
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    I measure with a 3 cc. syringe.. I can get small amounts with that. Then it will have to go directly down her throat - I know that's tough because you don't want them inhaling it. I usually do injectible antibiotics so I've not run into this.

    I hope someone can give you more help - but in the meantime, I'd do some searching on Google as to what each of the meds you have on hand covers and make your best guess.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Quote:I agree. Tylan 50 injectable can be given orally individually, for 1 bird. Dosing with soluable powders are in small quantites per gallon to begin with, it would be nearly impossible to mix a dose for 1 bird lol.

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