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Respiratory infections

Hi all, I have 4 Wyandottes that are sneezing constantly and have nasal discharge. One has a sore eye. Got equivalent of Baytril from the vet. Is it better given down the throat or injected?.Funny I have 3 coloured hybrids and they are ok. Any advice would be much appreciated.

FLood K
Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Did the vet not say? Baytril is a antibiotic I think!

Bonzie.
Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Vet said can be given both ways but was wondering would it be more effective injected.

FLood K
Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Probably injecting so! into the breast.

Bonzie.
Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Better off killing them but baytril is better injected.

paddycrawford
Monday, October 29th, 2018

just beware folks, Baytril has a lifetime egg withdrawl!

pearl
Monday, October 29th, 2018

Thanks everyone for your comments, yeah I was unlucky with those 4 Wyandottes they probably weren't vacinated. Looked up the generic drug Enrocare. You are correct Pearl, eggs not for human consumption for life. Will have to cull them now, other 3 heritage breeds didnt get any symptoms but they came vacinated. Probably stick to heritage breeds now.

FLood K
Monday, October 29th, 2018

Hi FloodK! Sorry to hear of your troubles with the Wyandottes. But just a few things to bear in mind. Backyard breeders in general dont vaccinate as the minimum quantity of solution you can buy is for something like a thousand birds so it wouldnt make financial sense as once opened you would be dumping the rest.Vaccinated birds should never be mixed with non vaccinated as they will pass on diseases to them. And tylan soluble will cure most respiratory infections and not taint eggs for life.

TommyBuck
Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Hi Tommy, thanks for the advice, should have looked into it more. Raging to have to cull nice birds but I may put it down to lack of experience and learn from it. I note your advice on the Tylan soluble much appreciated.

FLood K
Thursday, November 1st, 2018

No bother it's the vets fault most of them don't know anything about poultry

TommyBuck
Friday, November 2nd, 2018


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