will tylan work for chickens with respiratory infections?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by urban chicks, Jan 4, 2014.

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    can someone please help me, i recently purchased a chicken and she has a respiratory infection. does tylan work? has anyone ever used it? and which way is it better as an injection or added to water? it doesn't say its for chickens but many people say it works. [​IMG]
     
  2. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used it for a bacterial respiratory infection in a few of my hens, I saved one and lost 2 unfortunately but I also believe I started treatment too late for the ones that passed.

    The dosage is 1/2 cc twice a day for standard birds and 1/4 cc twice a day for bantam and younger birds. You can administer the injection into the breast muscle and alternate sides for each injection. If the bird is severely ill, likely at deaths door, you may a administer 3 doses a day. Use a 22 gauge needle or smaller.

    You should not treat for longer than 5 days.

    -I got this info from a post by RooRidgeFarm
     
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    do you think i can give it her by putting it in her water because i don't know where to get the syringes with the needles, is it as effective to put it in the water? and do you know how much to put
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Tylan50 injectable should not be mixed in with water.. Can you get syringes, at least? Tylan can be given orally with a syringe (though this is not the preferred way--injecting is better). Give 1cc if your bird is over 5 pounds, and .5ccs to a smaller bird.
     
  5. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

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    I have not heard of administering it in their water bowl, I don't personally think that you could get a correct dose because you can't guarantee that she will drink it all. I just retread my bottle and it gave no indication that it can be given any way other than injection.
    Syringes and needles can be purchased at a feed store, co-op, or farm store like Tractor Supply.

    I was intimidated at first to give an injection, but that medicine was their best shot at survival. It gets easier the more you do. You may feel more comfortable having a helper hold the bird still for you while you administer the shot, or vice versa.
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Tractor supply and most any farm store will have syringes and needles in the livestock section--just ask. If you don't want to do injections, there is Tylan Soluble Powder for the drinking water--dosage is 1 teaspoonful per gallon.
     
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    Has your chicken developed any new symptoms in the last 5 days? What are her symptoms at this time? Any bad odor to her face? Some respiratory diseases are viruses, and antibiotics won't treat them, just will help prevent a secondary bacterial infection.
     
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    i too read that injecting is the best way, but i don't have any farm stores or feed stores close to me, do you think a pharmacy will sell them like walgreens or cvs, because i have gotten syringes from them before but i dont know if they have them with needls, and she is an easter egger hen but she is very skinny, i just got her a couple of days ago she's probably about 3 pounds and so does that mean i should give 1/2 cc.
     
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    no other symptoms just the bunny nose and watery/bubbly eyes, and at first she had an odor but i don't think it was coming from her face and i gave her a bath and now i don't think she has an odor but tomorrow i will sniff her lol.
     
  10. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could give her a little less than 1/2 cc.

    I do not know if you can buy syringes and needles are Walgreens. You could call and ask the pharmacist before you make a trip.
     

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