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Tylan 50 Dosage for a Turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by tanyizzle, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. tanyizzle

    tanyizzle Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a thread with a discussion on the subject https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=600255

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    people treat it differents ways. Some give the Tylan orally, some inject it under the skin, I use a syringe and drain what I can out of the sinus then inject the Tylan into the sinus. Just don't inject into the muscle, it can cause permanent muscle damage.
     
  3. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1cc per 10 lbs body weight twice a day for a week. dont inject it into a muscle, just shoot it down their throat its safer. Take the needle off the syringe first of course.
     
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  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I administer 2 - 3cc's based on weight.
     
  5. FarmCoe

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    Quote:Even the injectable kind?
     
  6. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Even the injectable kind?

    yeah, I have injected in the past and had no problems until my wife stuck a nerve on one of our birds and he required a month in solitary to keep him safe from the other birds. People will tell you by injecting into a muscle it can damage the tissue, so I started just shooting it down their throat at night when they are on roost. its easier on the bird and no chance of my wife sticking another nerve by mistake. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Even the injectable kind?

    yeah, I have injected in the past and had no problems until my wife stuck a nerve on one of our birds and he required a month in solitary to keep him safe from the other birds. People will tell you by injecting into a muscle it can damage the tissue, so I started just shooting it down their throat at night when they are on roost. its easier on the bird and no chance of my wife sticking another nerve by mistake. [​IMG]

    Actually, if you read the directions that come with it for using it on cattle and swine, it says there that it causes permanent muscle damage and they say to alternate injection sites. If the manufacturer admits it, I would say that it's probably true.

    I use a needle to drain the sinus and inject the Tylan right in there. It's amazing how still they hold when I stick the needle into their face. I like to think they know it will help, but in reality they are probably afraid to move so they don't rip their face open. But I have only treated 2 or 3 turkeys and a young peacock in the span of 10 years or so so really not many. And in all cases (most before BYC even existed), I did one injection then waited 48 hours to monitor the swelling. In all cases the birds looked completely normal within that timeframe and I never did a second injection. Whatever caused it, it never came back.
     
  8. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    re: muscle damage, here the vets are telling us to inject everything we give to sheep / goats / cattle as subQ - the USDA inspectors will reject the carcass of any animal found with muscle damage from injected antibiotics. I'm guessing the same applies to poultry, although I haven't heard that specifically. apparently it's something they're paying a lot more attention to lately
     
  9. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tylan isn't made for poultry, most antibiotics that I know of for them are oral meds. While Tylan works great for respiratory problems, it's an off-label use for poultry and not approved by the FDA. I would be interested to see what the muscle damage looks like, I'll have to see if I can find any images.
     
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  10. 4cats3kids1hubby2many

    4cats3kids1hubby2many Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that you typed this 3 years ago, but if you are out there, I would love to know more specifically HOW you inject into the sinus. As in through the nostril or into the part that is swollen under the eye? Please feel free to contact me or if you are on FaceBook I am Teresa Cutrell or email me at [email protected]. I would love to hear more details. Thank you for your time.
     

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