Was injecting chick with tylan and saw blood after!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Orasa, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Orasa

    Orasa Hatching

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    I had a friend who is very experienced show me how to inject young chicks with tylan 50 subcutaneously for respiratory infection

    Have been following her directions for a little bit now and never had this happen! Then tonight I did a last injection on a chick and saw a small spot of blood after, as well as a little blood under the skin. Usually there is a small 'bubble' of the tylan but not blood!

    Very worried, what do I do if I hit a vein or something?

    I was taught to inject just under/behind the wing where skin is a bit looser than back of the neck (or so I was told)

    This particular chick is not super bad with the respiratory yet, it had just shown signs of sneezing etc but is not really very weak
     
  2. Sue Gremlin

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    If you got the Tylan IV and if that has deadly consequences, you’d know instantly. You probably nicked a vessel. Always pull back on the plunger to check for blood before injecting and you should be ok.
     
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  3. Wyorp Rock

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    Hi @Orasa :frow Welcome To BYC

    You probably hit a blood vessel.

    Did you know that injectable Tylan50 can be given orally? This may be a better way to go than injecting it since you have to give it 3 times a day for 5 days, that a lot of times to stick a chick and you may end up with injection site necrosis.

    In case you need dosing information here it is. Injectable Tylan50 dosage is 0.25ml per pound of weight given orally 3 times a day for 5 days.

    Do you have any idea which respiratory disease that your chick may have?
     
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  4. Orasa

    Orasa Hatching

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    Not sure which one specifically, we just know that it's an upper respiratory. It's been going through our brooder for a bit

    Sneezing, some gasping if they get really bad, swollen sinus/eyes. After a while if we don't catch it they get too weak to want to eat/drink

    We're looking for a good water soluble treatment so we can treat them all that way, at the same time
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

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    You really only want to treat those that have symptoms.
    Tylan50 is good for treating respiratory disease like Mycoplasma.
     
  6. Eggcessive

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    I would use the Tylan orally on most birds especially chicks. Here is a link for oral Tylan (tylosin) powder to use in the water. Dosage is 1 tsp per gallon of water, and is available here:
    https://www.jedds.com/shop/tylan-soluble-100-g/

    Always add the water to the powder, not the other way around, or it won’t mix easily.
     
  7. Orasa

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    Thank you I'll check that out!
     
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