Tylan Dosage and Administration Questions

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Our standard-size flock has contracted an upper respiratory illness. One hen has been put down and is at a lab - waiting for results, which might take a week. In the interim, i have some wheezing chickens, some worse than others. From all the reading here, it sounds like Tylan would be a good thing to use. The bottle i purchased states Tylan 50 Injection 50mg per mL. i also purchased needles at the feed store.

    Now, i have read that 1/2 cc would be an acceptable dose. But then i have read to inject into the chest opposite the side with the crop. i have also read it can be injected at the base of the neck, where the neck meets the body. i found a youtube video of a woman vaccinating a chicken on the back of the neck here: and that looks pretty easy.

    But i had also put a call into my vet and got a message back from the receptionist saying to put 2,000 mgs of Tylan per liter of water in their drinking water. So, i'm a bit confused about what to do. i'm not even sure if the Tylan i have is water soluable, or if it's only the kind to do injections with and there is another type of Tylan which can be put in the drinking water.

    My thought was to inject the three worst cases who are in isolation anyways and then put the Tylan in the drinking water of the rest in that pen, if what i have can be put in water. Any input on what has worked for others would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. dlhunicorn

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    My thought was to inject the three worst cases who are in isolation anyways and then put the Tylan in the drinking water of the rest in that pen, if what i have can be put in water. Any input on what has worked for others would be greatly appreciated.

    That sounds to me a good idea however you will need tlen need Tylan SOLUBLE for the drinking water (the Tylan injectable is for injection only)
    You can use the search function here for dosage info/here is my info collected:
    http://dlhunicorn.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=toxicologydisease&action=display&num=1159532507
    (scroll down to last post )​
     
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  3. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

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    Thank you for the information. i did inject the two sickest birds last night, base of the neck, under the skin. First try i did manage to get it all the way through the skin and the liquid ended up on the other side, outside the skin. Got a little bit of bleeding (so sorry, poor chicken). The other one went better. i will try to get insulin needles tomorrow for them. And from gleaning other sites and posts, it sounds like the tylan lasts for about 8 hours in their system, so dosing twice a day for 3-5 days seems to be recommended.

    i have those two hens in a shed, isolated and crates bundled up for warmth. i also brought my favorite hen in the house. She got very wheezy yesterday and i put a heat lamp on her. Also boiled water and put VetRx in it, set it next to the cage and then tented the sheets around it to produce a humidifier effect. She stood over by the steam when i did this. Now she hasn't been treated with medication at all, just some polyvisol w/o iron, chopped egg, ACV in the water. Today i can hear just a small bit of congestion if i'm up close, other than that she seems much better. Whereas the two chickens in the shed are still sneezy with rattled breathing. But we just don't have the room to bring anymore chickens inside.

    After my vet recommended sending the euthanized chicken to a lab for tests (which is going to cost a lot) my friend told me that UC Davis will do a necropsy on a dead bird for little to no money. Something to remember in the future, as we have spent hundreds of dollars on vet bills in just the past couple of days. No Christmas presents for anyone this year. i really need to become more self-sufficient when it comes to vet care, or we just can't afford for me to have all these chicken pets.

    Anyhow, thank you for the response and the link. It was very helpful.
     
  4. saladin

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    If you will give the Tylan by mouth it will work faster than injection. Still give the 1/2ml just in the mouth instead.

    What you need to do is add Clorox/bleach to the drinking water instead of the Tylan.

    Since you have the sickness on the place:

    2oz Clorox to 1 gal water

    Once well:

    1oz Clorox to 1 gal water

    Clorox/bleach is an excellent germicide. This will keep the chickens from passing disease through the drinking fountain.
    saladin
     
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  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

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    Thank you. i think it would be easier for me to give by mouth. i have another hen this morning doing the wheezing. At this point, out of room to isolate the sick ones as they are all getting it one by one. i'm sure it doesn't help that it is cold and wet outside.

    You know, i've heard of putting clorox in the drinking water and it sounds not good, like it would be poisonous. But after hearing it so many times, it must be a good remedy. All i have on hand is lavender-scented clorox. i'll scoot out and get non-perfumed in a few minutes. My vet wanted me to do the tylan in the water, but finally found it online and it's expensive. Plus, dosing them one by one in the mouth will ensure everyone gets enough.

    Thank you so much. It's been a really terrible couple of days here. Your remedies sound very easy and doable.
     
  6. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is pretty simple. Yes, use the unscented Clorox.

    Bleach (the same chemical) is found in tap-water (1 part per million).

    Clorox is either 5% or 6%. When you dilute that small amount down to 1 or 2oz. per gallon you can see that we are not dealing with anything even close to poisonous. saladin
     
  7. Airilith

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    In the chicken industry they do the same thing with bleach. They use it to keep their water lines clean. The handy part on their side is that they have medicators, awesome little machines that put exactly the right about of bleach (or other med) into the water as it's being drank, to keep it fresh.
     

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