Tylan 50 Injection Location and Dosage Questions

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Zgm12, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen who aspirated while receiving vitamins through a syringe (no needle) for the treatment of a deficiency. She is no longer vitamin deficient, but she wheezes and breathes with her beak open. I think she has developed pneumonia. I have Tylan 50 injectable.
    -Where do I inject her? (I've heard many varying opinions and would like answers from people with experience)
    -What guage needle should I use?
    -How much does a silkie hen need? (I've read 1/4 cc but wanted to be sure)
    -How many days and at what frequency should I inject the medicine?
    (I've read twice a day for five days but, again, I want to be sure)
    Thank you!
     
  2. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please help me to treat her!
     
  3. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure.... I'm sure you've already searched the forum for "Tylan 50 dosage?"

    MrsB
     
  4. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have, but there are so many varying opinions on it, especially regarding where to inject the chickens.
     
  5. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If nobody responds I am going to use 1/4cc under the skin at the base of the neck.
     
  6. casportpony

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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @minihorse927 , did't you just post on another thread about the Tylan dose?

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  8. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    The correct dosage for Tylan 50 injectible is .2cc per pound 3 times daily(every 8 hours) it is easiest injected into the breast muscle but change location with each injection as it can cause deterioration of the muscle at injection sites.
     
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  9. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    .2cc is 10mg of tylan. Each kilogram is 2.2lbs. So if you gave a 2.2lb bird .4cc of tylan, you are giving them a 20mg dose. The range is 10 to 40mg/kg (so 10to40mg per 2.2lbs) of weight.
     
  10. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    please see what I entered above. Thanks! Hope this helps her. I had a rooster do the same thing that yours did and this was what I was told (and double checking verified dosage) from a avian vet.
     

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