Tylan and penicillin for bubbles in the eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ironsfamilyfarm, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Here is a very long thread about someone that had to treat her peachick for a respiratory infection
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/846873/please-help-with-sick-peacock#post_14278601

    Here's one about a duck:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...eriences-pekin-female-cough-voice-changes-now

    Here are some pictures of my first and only sinus infection. Chick weight - 800 grams. Gave 0.16ml of 10% Baytril IM

    Here it is at 9 am:
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    Four hours later:
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    Here he is 8 hours later. Note that I have not wiped his face.
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    28 hours later - still some swelling that is hard to see in pictures and some clear drainage from nostril. Up five grams, which is not enough, but it's better than a loss.
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    Chick was 100% after just two shots, but gave two more per the recommendation of a vet.

    Note that I haven't had to treat but this one, so not experienced enough to know what should and shouldn't be tried. [​IMG]

    -Kathy
     
  2. ironsfamilyfarm

    ironsfamilyfarm In the Brooder

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    Thanks for posting the pictures Kathy. Your chick's eye looks identical to what mine look like. I am ordering the baytril today so that I have it on hand for any others that might come down with this. For now I am forced to start with the Tylan 50 since that is all I have on hand and I don't want to delay Treating them. Thanks everyone!
     
  3. ironsfamilyfarm

    ironsfamilyfarm In the Brooder

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    I have been searching for the baytril and all these links look like they are for the kind you mix with water? Is there anywhere I can get it for injection? Can you give the other to them without mixing in water? I would rather inject it or give it orally if possible.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

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    Kathy, I saw your peachick's pictures before with the Baytril treatment, and I still marvel at how quickly it worked.
     
  5. eggsellentfarms

    eggsellentfarms In the Brooder

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    I would be very cautious about using Baytril. Did you read the info on its restrictions? I looked into it when one of my ducks had bumblefoot. From what I understood it is illegal to use Baytril on any poultry that will EVER be eaten or produce eggs for human consumption. I don't know if it has ever happened, but evidently there is a risk of drug resistant bacteria being passed on to humans. Even if the is are low I wouldn't want to be responsible for that potential.
    Have you tried Vetrycin? It's basically a very diluted bleach that is extremely effective in fighting infections without harming the animal.
     
  6. ironsfamilyfarm

    ironsfamilyfarm In the Brooder

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    I do have some of that and have been rinsing the eyes with it, but it doesn't seem to have improved the problem.
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

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    Kathy, the report says negative PCR for Mycoplasma, so I wouldn't choose anything,
    (I'm having a problem with the quote button and the smileys, but know I'm saying this humorously.

    I think it's real hard to pick an antibiotic. I usually end up using stuff that I see over and over on here for stuff on here. I've had pen g in my fridge, and solved most problems I've had, and others not solved. I tend to go with Tylenol for anything above the lungs. I don't see sensitivity for staph on there, I figure staph is a common ailment for a chicken. Right now, since my chickens are Marek's exposed, and supposedly have a suppressed immune system, I've been trialing sulfadimethoxine and Tylan in the water for a week. So far so good. Looks like one hen and later a flock of 6 were really skinny but ate, and I put them on it for a week and they are all gaining weight. I can't say that solved it, but it maybe did.

    So, Kathy, answering your question right off the bat I would have chosen Tylan. And I'm going to copy your chart of sensitivities there.

    I have 3 bottles of Baytril here. But I haven't used them for anything.
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

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  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

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  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

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