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Tylan 200 dose help urgently please

Postby KH225 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:18 pm

I'm here only for 2 days and need to inject the flock as I'm leaving again at the start of the week.t he chickens have the respiratory disease mycoplasmosis,
I have tylan 200, I have 30 chickens.
2 are guinea fowl (do they need injected??)
12 are chicks approck 8-12weeks old, ranging from pekin(so sit in your hand) to brahma chicks.
Then about 11 or so are older chicks, must be 4-5months smallest around the size of an average brown hen.
Then the older ones, 2 brown hens and a silkie and a brahma rooster and couple of brahma hens.
Please please can anyone give me some advice? is it 0.5ml? what about injecting chicks?
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Re: Tylan 200 dose help urgently please

Postby KH225 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:21 pm

ok, have read other posts and think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and spend some time weighing them!
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Re: Tylan 200 dose help urgently please

Postby Tim » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:42 am

I would have thought if you got it from your vet, you should ask them... Tylan 200 is really for larger animals like pigs / cattle given by intramuscular injection but under the vets 'clinical judgement' they can prescribe for chickens. It is in the POM-V (Prescription Only Medicine - Vet). The only published dose rates are:

Cattle
4–10 mg/kg daily
Pigs
2–10 mg/kg daily

I would imagine it would be far less than this for chickens but I wouldn't like to take a guess to be honest.. :?
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Re: Tylan 200 dose help urgently please

Postby Tim » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:50 am

PS - I wouldn't treat the guinea fowl or any chickens that aren't showing signs of Mycoplasmosis as Tylan is an antibiotic which effectively kills bacteria and if birds don't have symptoms of respiratiory disease, it won't help them.
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Re: Tylan 200 dose help urgently please

Postby girlracer265 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:02 pm

last time i used it it was 1ml injection for 2 days
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Re: Tylan 200 dose help urgently please

Postby KH225 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:42 pm

;) the vets were so useful they gave me needles too small to draw the liquid! And also not open by the time I needed to dose the chooks.
IT's 35mg/kg or along those lines acknowledged in the poultry industry, so I didn't have happy chickens at being weighed!
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Re: Tylan 200 dose help urgently please

Postby Tim » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:16 pm

Great, I'm glad you got it sorted..
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Re: Tylan 200 dose help urgently please

Postby Lydia » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:04 pm

KH225 wrote:;) the vets were so useful they gave me needles too small to draw the liquid!



Just a small point,unless Tylan 200 is really thick,a needle should be able to draw it out.Did you inject some air into the bottle first?
I'm an IDD,insulin cannot be drawn out of a bottle easily if you don't inject some air in first.Supposedly the same amount of air as fluid you are going to withdraw.I actually always inject slightly more,but i wouldn't with a drug for an animal.
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