Which to purchase: Tylan 50 or Tylan 200?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Scifisarah, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Scifisarah

    Scifisarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to keep Tylan on hand in case any of my birds have sudden respiratory infections or other problems. My supply of Tylan 50 just expired, so I need to buy another bottle. I plan on administering by injection if anything comes up. I keep bantam cochins, so nothing very large. Should I just get the cheaper Tylan 50 again, or are there benefits of getting the 200 more concentrated version?
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The only benifit I can see in using the 200 is that you would inject less of it, which is easier on the bird.
    • 1ml of the 50 (50mg Tylosin per 1ml) = .25ml of the 200 (200mg Tylosin per 1ml)
    • ml = cc

    -Kathy
     
  3. Scifisarah

    Scifisarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if I usually give my bantams a 0.25 ml shot of Tylan 50, they'd only get 0.0625 ml shot of the Tylan 200?
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Correct!

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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It's very much like otc 200mg ibuprofen and prescription 800mg Motrin, 4 of one equals one of the other. [​IMG]

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  6. Scifisarah

    Scifisarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is having a 0.25 cc injections hard on a bantam? It seems like a small amount to me but I'd like to do whatever is best for my birds.
     
  7. Eggcessive

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    I think you would have a hard time giving 0.625 of an ml. It is hard enough to give 0.1 ml. 1/2 ml shot is nothing in a large fowl, so i would think 1/4 in a bantam wouldn't be a big deal. Some give it in the breast muscle, and others give it subcutaneously (under the skin) in the back of the neck.
     
  8. Scifisarah

    Scifisarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it seems like it would be difficult to measure 0.0625 ml precisely and make sure that small of an amount ends up where it is supposed to go. I'll stick to the Tylan 50. I guess I was just curious as to why anyone uses the Tylan 200 for poultry (I have heard of several that do and I've seen it for sale at shows) and supposed there must be some benefit but perhaps not.
     
  9. Scifisarah

    Scifisarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, doesn't seem like their suggested dosage would be the same amount for the 50 and 200 as they have written. The Tylan 200 is four times more concentrated, but they only half the Tylan 50 dose. It would be nice if they'd cite where they got that information, like the regular Wikipedia.
     

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