Tylan soluable off Ebay? Sketchy or okay?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by alcstreetman, May 18, 2019.

  1. alcstreetman

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    I lost a few chicks and was clueless as to what was going on so I took one to the poultry lab and the necropsy report said necrotic enteritis. I had some tylan 50 from TSC on hand for another chick that was sick with something else (sheesh) and read that this could treat enteritis as well. The moment another chick started showing the same symptoms, I gave her the tylan for 5 days - she's all better.

    The problem is I'm giving it to them orally, which I know isn't the best way as it's meant for injecting, but I'm just not comfortable doing the injections, esp on smaller chicks. I have a feeling this might make it's round through the flock as another chick started showing symptoms two days ago. She's better as well BUT this would be WAAAAY easier if I have the tylan soluable. I called the vet and ask if they could prescribe it with the necropsy report and they said no, I'd still have to pay, at minimum, $65 to just be seen. This was super frustrating as I know what the issue is and know the treatment, I've seen it work.. Anyway, I saw some on ebay but I was a little sketched out about ordering. Anyone have thoughts on it?

    Also, if anyone has experience with necrotic enteritis, sharing your experience would be helpful, particularly if your whole flock was affected and the treatment used... etc. Thank you!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

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    Yes, you can give injectable Tylan50 orally. If that's what you have on hand, then use that to treat the Necrotic Enteritis. I don't know of anyone who would give chick(ens) Tylan50 injections since it is administered 3 times a day, the chick(en) would be very sore and bruised by the time 5 days is up - and possibly have injection site necrosis or damage.
    As for the powdered Tylan on Ebay? Who knows, there's lots of stuff that I order off Ebay. The biggest problem with antibiotics in the drinking water is that the chick(en) needs to drink enough of the medicated water in order for it to do it's job. If a chicken is sick, then generally they do not drink, so you would want to make it's drinking well, if not, you would need to syringe the medicated water into the chick.
    If it were me, if I had the Tylan50 injectable already on hand, that's exactly what I would use. Just in case you need it - Injectable Tylan50 dosage is 0.25ml per pound of weight given orally 3 times per day for 5 days in a row.

    Have you treated the chicks that have Enteritis with Corid as well? If you haven't, then that's something to consider doing.
    I would give the chicks wet chick starter. Stir a little yogurt or buttermilk into their feed.

    Here's some reading about Necrotic Enteritis.
    https://www.merckvetmanual.com/poultry/necrotic-enteritis/overview-of-necrotic-enteritis-in-poultry
     
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  3. Eggcessive

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    The tylosin or Tylan sold by eBay looks like it is made in the Ukraine, and they sell to many countries. If it is real, they sell a lot of products. I am always skeptical though. Here is a legitimate seller of pigeon medicines that has it:
    https://www.jedds.com/shop/tylan-soluble-100-g/

    Dosage is usually 1 tsp per gallon of water.
     
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  4. alcstreetman

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    Yes I treated them with corid as I thought it was cocci at first. Thank you for all the great information!
     
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  5. alcstreetman

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    Thaaaank yooou!
     

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