Vet prescirbed Baytril 15mg/12 hrs. - Does this do the same job as Tylan?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by battagliac, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. battagliac

    battagliac Chillin' With My Peeps

    My hen has bubbling and it has not improved after 3 days of Baytril, and I've been reading that others prescribe different antibiotics. I don't think I have a lot of time left with her as she is starting to hunch over today, not eating, can't see to get around, etc. I haven't seen any posts that use Baytril, but my vet says it covers 90% of the infections that can occur; in other words, she says it is more powerful than others. She also said not to eat our eggs until 20 days after the last dosage.

    On other posts, I mainly I see recommendations to use Tylan, and some terramycin squirted in the eyes. But my vet prescribed the Baytril in pill form, which I am now forcing down her throat adn Ciprofloxacin eye drops. Does anyone know if Tylan would be better or if Baytril covers the same bacterial infections.

    I also now see a small area of bubbles in another hen's eye, and she is starting to scratch at it... What to do here? I bought all the hens as chicks but at three different times. This is one the first one's and she is about 3 years old.

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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i did the tylan injections and it took 5 days for improvement . i dont know if its the meds as much as the delivery method shots go fast and i think i would call the vet and tell her theres been no improvment. you can buy the tylan at your feed store in the cattle section and if you know someone that takes shots for sugar those are good needles to use. i think you can buy them over the counter too
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Most of us are limited in what we can use on our animals to what our feed stores carry. We use cattle, sheep, and pig medicines because that is what we can get. Baytril (enrofloxacin) is a great medicine and treats many bacteria such as mycoplasma, E.Coli, and many of the big infections of poultry, but we can't get it in feed stores. Some get it online for treatment of pigeons and exotic birds. Actually Baytril is not supposed to be prescribed for poultry, due to creating antibiotic resistant germs when used too frequently, and most vets won't prescribe it. I can't say if Batril or Tylan is better because most of us aren't vets. Here is a list of all the things that Baytril will treat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrofloxacin

    Here is what Tylan (tylosin) treats: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tylosin
     
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  4. casportpony

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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I think most small animal vets have the 2.7%, some might have the 5%, but I've never seen a small animal clinic/office with the 10%, and they don't usually sell anything but whole bottles of injectables, which would be very expensive.

    $46 for 20ml from allivet vs ~$20 for generic 10%
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  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    kathy, my vet got me a big bottle of tylan for 12 dollars, did i get lucky? she didnt know anything about chickens and i asked her to order it for me. of course i still have a big bottle. haha dont know how long it will keep or if i will ever need it again
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Tylan 50 is $12 at Valley Vet, but you're lucky she didn't charge you more, lol.

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  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    well that was total cost no vet fee so ya, guess i did get lucky. well till the dog got an ear infection anyhow.haha
     
  10. robbitybob2000

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    Is it still good and could I get some?:)
     

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