Tylan Dosage?

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  1. Shepicca

    Shepicca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I called my vet aquaintance and I am heading to her house after work to pick up the meds I ordered for my birds. I decided I would push the issue as I couldn't stand my pied peacock hacking and spluttering any longer and Wednesday seems a long way away. Now I am wondering about the dosage of tylan to give him?
    I see on the UPA web site there is a dosage for the tylan powder and I am wondering if this is right as it seems an awfully weak solution. In the end you put 1 1/2 teaspoons of powder to 5 gallons of water??
    ""Respiratory distress/swollen sinuses Tylan powder 100 gm Mix 1 1/2 teaspoon powder in 1 gallon water. Mix well.
    *Note: fecal sample required for accurate diagnosis Mix above solution with 5 gal drinking water.
    Medicate birds for 2-3 days.""


    I am picking up tylan 100mg powder and Baytril tablets (15mg), what would be best for him? He has a respiratory infection, has had since I bought him last Wednesday, not sure how long before that. His eyes and nostrils are clear but it he sounds like a kid with a chest cold, snotty and congested.

    Thanks

    Irene
     
  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We do not use the powder meds because if they are sick they will not drink enough water that the meds are in,

    So we give ours shots:

    Tylan 200 injection 1cc for three days, some people use the Tylan 50 but you have to use more and longer.

    Baytril injection: depends on how old your bird is, for adults 1cc for three days, for yearlings 1/2cc for three days.

    Give the injection in the neck just under the skin about 3" up from the back where the wings meet. Some people inject in the chest muscle but this leave scar tissue and if the needle is to long you could hit an organ.
     
  3. Shepicca

    Shepicca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cannot get the injections so I have to go with what I can get. So far all the bird has had is tetracycline and it is not working. A friend who is a vet is going out of her way to get me some stuff for them but it is tylan powder and baytril tablets and I have had to push for that.
    I need dosages for what I can get

    Irene
     
  4. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't mind where are you at??, We get our Baytril injection from the Vet they are the only ones that have it (because it is for cows with Pneumonia).

    Maybe deerman or chickenzoo will be on here soon they could help for the powder or you could go to the top of this forum in the Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures and see if there is someone there that can help.
     
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  5. Shepicca

    Shepicca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Canada. They are a lot stricter up here about antibiotics etc. You are lucky that way. Can't buy most of the stuff you do over the counter and my friend the vet advised against smuggling them as they will be confiscated at the border, at the very least. That is why she offered to get me some stuff. It is very nice of her especially as I don't know her that well. My own vet hasn't been that helpful, after 17 years and countless $ spent.
    Am thinking if we get to head to the US for a couple days this fall I might try bringing some back and hope for the best but that doesn't help me right now.

    Irene
     
  6. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For my birds when they were sick, we put them on baytril tablets. We did one per day for five days. It cleared them up perfectly. I also have used tylan 50. 3 ccs down their throat for three days and it also worked great and fast. My birds were fighting CRD so it should fix your problem.
     
  7. Shepicca

    Shepicca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you remember what mg the baytril were? I see on the UPA web site they are quoting 22.7mg tablets. The one my vet friend could get me are 15mg. I could use 1.5 of them. Were they difficult to get in the bird? Would they be better crushed and dissolved in water and given through a syringe down the throat.
    Just wait 'til I tell my husband wa\\hat he is heloping me do tonight LOL!

    Irene
     
  8. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    The Tylan powder dosage is correct.

    Steve
     
  9. Shepicca

    Shepicca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would I be better to measure out 200mg of tylan (I have a balance at work that will do that accurately) and give it orally to the bird? Or 1.5 tablets of 15mg of baytril?

    Irene
     
  10. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the baytril tabs we used were 22.7. We would have one person comfortably hold the bird. The other would hold the head and open the beak. We would then put the tablet in the mouth being careful to avoid the windpipe. Hold the hed up for a second and then put the bird down. They would finish swallowing it. Same technique when giving oral meds just be careful to get past the windpipe. Not sure about the powdered tylan, I use liquid. 3ccs if using tylan 50 or 1 cc if using Tylan 200.
     

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