Tylan 50 injectable dosage to give orally for hen with respiratory illness UPDATE READ POST 6

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Blesser, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Blesser

    Blesser In the Brooder

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    My hen "Bandage" is shaking her head, sneezing and has abnormal breathing and talking sounds(sound like full mucus in throat when she talks). This started a few days ago. Her breathing is getting slightly better but the other symptoms are not. I want to give her tylan 50 injectable orally to her. I have given injections before but hate doing it, and would rather give it to her orally. I don't want to mix tylan soluble in water because she doesn't drink much and right now I am mixing water in with her pellets because she just won't drink. Last time I weighed her a few weeks back she weighed a little less than 6 lbs maybe 5.5 lbs. I think the dose is 1/2 cc for normal size and 1/4 cc for smaller size, is that right? but now sure how long to give it to her, heard orally takes longer than injections. Thanks in advance. I am gonna pick up the bottle today at Tractor Supply its for cattle and swine, again thank you for you help.
     
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  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    It is not a good idea to give injectable Tylan orally. It is a rather harsh antibiotic that is known for causing muscle damage at the injection sites. Think of what it will do to an already compromised mouth and throat.
     
  3. Blesser

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    I didn't think of that, I guess that means she will get an injection. Since it causes damage in the muscle where do I give the shot? Thanks again.
     
  4. Blesser

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    I bought the tylan 50 today. I was reading threads on administrating it and am a bit confused with the conflicting advice. Some say at the back of the neck and some say give it in the breast muscle. Which is better? Thanks.
     
  5. CMV

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    You give it in either the thigh or the breast. The muscle damage is more aesthetic than anything, and is not a big deal unless you plan to process the animal. When you use Tylan it causes a small pucker at the injection site. A few shots in the breast of a bird destined for the dinner table, and the breast looks all weird and is not going to be a pleasing "picture perfect" roaster. That bird is not going to be worth as much as a roaster with an unblemished breast.

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    Good luck.
     
  6. Blesser

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    update, I only gave her two injections, wanted to give her a least 3 but she had some side effects. She would sleep pretty much all day and not eat much, it was kind of scary but a few days after the medicine she reverted to her normal self. But she still had mucus type sounds in her throat (probably because I didn't give her the full course)but after several more days the sounds finally went away on there own, yay:)
     
  7. CMV

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    Nice work. I am glad to hear she has recovered.
     

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