upper respitory infection, help meds arent working

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TherryChicken, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    My chickens have been on tylan for a week now and the infection is causing their nose and eyes to gunk shut, meds arent working. What do I use?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It's possible that your chickens have infectious coryza. Tylan will usually treat mycoplasma, unless you have used it often, and it has become resistant. Did your chickens have a bad odor before the Tylan was started? Thick nasal secretions, sticky eye drainage and swollen eyes or face usually turns out to be coryza. Sulfa drugs such as Di-Methox, Sulfamed G, and Albon would treat coryza.
     
  3. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont know about before but they smell like death almost now. They are gurgly, sneezy, a lil puffy drainage from nose and eyes, ect
     
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    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Coryza is not one they will get over completely. Both mycoplasma and coryza are chronic diseases that make carriers of the flock, but mycoplasma can be milder. I don't know how big your flock is, but I would probably cull sick chickens with coryza. You can't get rid of it unless you depopulate, disinfect the premises, and wait a month or so to get new birds.
     
  5. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Could that be why the tylan isnt working the least bit? What can I give them to knock it out? one of my pullets is really starting to get thin. Egg production is about t he same, but they arent getting bettef
     
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    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    None are dead though, they are all alive.
     
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    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Im sending my 2 worst chickens to the vet today
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I think that is great that you can do that. Most people on this forum have problems getting their vets to see their sick chickens. Please let us know what they find out.
     

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