Tylan 50 for Duck - Dosage needed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ILuvSilkies4208, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. ILuvSilkies4208

    ILuvSilkies4208 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I have Tylan 50 injectible on hand and I have a Cayuga duck with a lump on the side of his throat. I am suspecting infection as a possibility and want to give an antibiotic a go, but I have never had a duck with any issue before so I am actually not sure how to treat them.

    a) Might someone assist me with dosage for a medium-weight duck?
    b) Does anyone have any good resources for the first aid kit/medications for ducks please since this is geared towards chickens here. :)

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    Have you first ruled out any other possibilities? Could it be a foreign object stuck? Possible insect bite or sting that caused swelling? Could you provide a picture? Is your duck able to eat and drink?

    I'm not against antibiotics completely but personally only use them as a last resort. It's best to rule out as much as possible before giving antibiotics. Not all antibiotics treat every infection. Are you sure it's an infection?
     
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  3. ILuvSilkies4208

    ILuvSilkies4208 Out Of The Brooder

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    I cannot be sure of anything, but 2 days ago it was the size of a small gumball, loose, and the skin around the area and feathers look fine. It's small. It seems that it has increased in size a tad, as I have been monitoring to see if it would. It's on the neck, not in the throat. It could be a tumor for all I know. I'm not a vet and there is not one locally for ducks- I have looked- hence throwing out some ideas and inquiring here for input. The ducks acts totally fine, but I don't want this to get out of hand. If it's an infection, antibiotics seem logical to me. If it's another sort of growth, I believe my hands are tied. I am without a camera, actually, otherwise I would have posted. :/ Thank you for chiming in and for your questions.
     
  4. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    There is dosing information on the following thread post #6
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1038156/injectable-tylan-50-question

    You will first need to get a weight on her. If it is an infection, under dosing can cause possible bacterial resistance. Likewise you do not want to over dose, obviously.

    I wish I could help you further. I hope another member can offer you better information.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What side of the neck is it on?

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  6. ILuvSilkies4208

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    Thank you so much! I really appreciate your input and feedback! I will check out the link.
     
  7. ILuvSilkies4208

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    Thank you, Kathy. It is on his left side a bit under the jaw. Only on the one side.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture of it?

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  9. ILuvSilkies4208

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    My camera broke and I have yet to be able to replace it. If I can borrow someone's camera phone, I will give it a go.
     
  10. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    It would be really helpful if you can. It would be better to get an idea of what it could be before jumping to antibiotics.
     

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