Urgent respiratory wheezing-help with Tylan injection please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cherylcohen, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    So I thought she was purring in my arms when petting her yesterday but tonight it's definataly wheezing. I have tylan 50 that I understand is perfect for this. The farm I got my girls from gave me a few syringes(have been in the fridge) in case I ever needed them (we've lost 4 to meraks - and yes I know it doesn't cure that, but just in case I had something else going on)

    So my first wish is that you guys can say a short prayer for Harriett the cuckoo maran that is now 25 weeks and just 3 days ago her comb/wattles turned bright red!! She's a luv bug. I'm so hopin gthis isn't just a symptom of Meraks as I know can happen but just a respiratory thing.

    Ok so this is where I need HELP!!

    She told me and showed me (but I've forgotten) how to inject in the left breast. But I'm scarred. Are there pictures anywhere that show me how to do it? How far do i stick the needle in? It's a u-100 needle for insulin use.
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I read something about this on another thread, maybe you can find it, but I believe you can also inject her behind her head, in the neck are, by squeezing the skin between your fingers. I also had the same p roblem with some quail.
     
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    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

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    i inject in the back of the neck just under the skin, i go in sideways not straight down. hope this helps
     
  5. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    thanks I read that one too, scarred

    anywhere on here back neck?
     
  6. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

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    Quote:i go as far down from the head , dont worry they hardly notice [​IMG] you can do this
     
  7. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    thanks so much I did it! she didin't flinch. A little bubble formed but I messaged it in. She's inside the house now in a dog crate with logs inside for her to perch on and all covered so she can get a good nights sleep?

    Big question though in the link it talks about using 1 - 1 1/2 cc. I only had a syringe of 1/2 cc, but I have more. Should I give her some more???
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    You can give down the throat, just make sure to get past the wind pipe.. Us with peafowl give it oral. Can hurt the breast muscle if injected.
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:1/2 cc good for a chicken, give a 2nd if not better tomorrow..............
     
  10. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    OK i was just confused by the other thread...I also read to do it 3 days in a row
     

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