Wounded hens - all I have is Bio-mycin 200

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HighSpringsChix, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. HighSpringsChix

    HighSpringsChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two hens with severe wounds under their wings. (It's amazing what happens when you leave for 2 days [​IMG])
    I have cleaned the wounds, and applied antibiotic ointment. There was a lot of dirt in the wounds, so I think I should give them an antibiotic.
    The only one I have on hand is Bio-mycin 200. What would be the dosage and how should I give it? I would assume injecting it into the breast or thigh muscle if it can't be given orally.
    The feed stores are closed for the weekend, so I can't get anything else.

    Any advice will be appreciated. They are 2 of my Delaware breeding hens.

    Thanks.
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Oxytetracycline dosage for adult chickens is 100 milligrams per day not to exceed 4 days. Info states not to use in chickens laying eggs for human consumption, so that is up for consideration.

    Edited to add: in liquamycin injectable form, it is given subcutaneous to chickens.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2010
  3. HighSpringsChix

    HighSpringsChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info!
     

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