Urgent please help my Chick

Eggcessive

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The chick appears to be gasping and having severe trouble breathing. How long has it been like this? Have there been any other chickens in the flock who have had a respiratory infection in the past or recently? Can you get to a vet? Do you have any antibiotics such as Baytril, tylosin, or oxytetracycline? Viruses such as Newcastles disease could be possible, or a bacterial respiratory disease may also be a possibility. Gapeworms can also cause this, but I reslly worry about Newcastles. Offer water and electrolytes to the chick, but be careful, since it may choke if you force feed.
 

elvisjj

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How long has it been like this?
- From yesterday
Have there been any other chickens in the flock who have had a respiratory infection in the past or recently?
- No
Can you get to a vet?
- No
Do you have any antibiotics such as Baytril, tylosin, or oxytetracycline?
- yes, enroflaxin 10% oral solution.
Offer water and electrolytes to the chick, but be careful, since it may choke if you force feed.
- okay & Thank you.
 
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Since you are in India, I would go ahead and treat the chick with the enrofloxacin. Dosage of the 10% is 0.05 ml per pound twice a day for 5-6 days. That is a very small amount, half of 0.1 ml. That would treat MG, but if it is a virus, it might not help, but could help prevent a secondary bacterial infection. Please let us know how the chick gets along.
 

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