What next???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OkieB, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. OkieB

    OkieB Songster

    Dec 9, 2017
    I have 7-8 month old pullet. She has been suffering from one or multiple upper respiratory diseases for about 6 weeks or so. I have tried via my vet, Tetracycline, Erythromycin, Lincomycin and am currently using Baytril & Metacam. The first 2-3 weeks she lost 2 lbs and wouldn't eat or drink. But after that, she has been eating and drinking and feels much better. She is still have some mouth breathing due to the fact that her nose is stuffed with yellow snot. I have been feeding her eggs and she has learned when the plate is in front of her, so she blindly pecks with success. I have also used VetRx, Garlic, Nutridrench, Electolytes, Vitamins. And the past 4 days I have put Terramycin in her eyes. Its seems the swelling is very gradually subsiding.

    I wondered if anyone has any ideas on what I can do next? I'm not really interested in culling, as she is a pet.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Sounds like you have tried everything in the world. What's best is finding a vet who can properly diagnose your bird so it can receive the correct dose and medication for what's wrong with it. A shotgun approach doesn't often work out, and you could end up with antibiotic resistance by over using them.
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  3. TwitchysChicks

    TwitchysChicks Songster

    Nov 22, 2018
    Same problem. Maybe its going around alot from this summer's crap rain. I'm currently on Lincomycin 2ml per gallon of water for 7 days. Couldnt get tetracycline because it's $400

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