Backyard Poultry Forum • View topic - Giving oral medication

Backyard Poultry Forum

Chickens, waterfowl & all poultry - home of exhibition & backyard poultry in Australia & New Zealand
Login with a social network:
It is currently Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:45 pm

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Giving oral medication
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:09 pm 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:34 am
Posts: 11
I have a new hen who has developed a secondary resp infection. She is on Baytril and Oxymav B. The vet suggested I mix the Baytril with a bit of honey which works rather nicely EXCEPT she refuses to open her beak. It took 3 of us 15 mins to get 1.3ml syringed into her today. She was on Oxymav for the previous 4 days which initially she swallowed quickly with no problem.

Any suggestions to get us through the next 9 dys? She is eating well but drinking minimal. Perhaps I should put it in something like bread as she takes food out of my hands?

Any ideas appreciated.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:22 pm 
Online
Old Mother Goose
Old Mother Goose
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:15 pm
Posts: 6095
Location: ACT area
It's easy. You take charge. Mixing with things like honey just means more to try to get in and if you try to trick her with the bread and it tastes yucky you will just put her off taking treats from your hands.
Put one leg up on a box (or sit down) Put her on that knee, use your arms to control her and your fingers to open her mouth (gentle pull on comb and wattles, then two fingers to keep her beak open), trickle in some med (don't squirt and choke), raise the tip of her beak and watch her swallow.
It sounds more complicated than it is and 3 people are probably more stressful to her and to you than 1 calm person in control.
If you can do this in dim light (or use a blue globe or blue cellophane over a torch) she will be much more relaxed.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:48 pm 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:34 am
Posts: 11
Thanks Sue.

Makes total sense, really appreciate your replying.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:10 pm 
Offline
Great Game
Great Game
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:09 am
Posts: 1446
Location: Murwillumbah, NSW
It's a shame the vet didn't give you the baytril tablets instead of liquid. It's a lot easier to give tablets.

_________________
John


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 10:01 am 
Offline
Proud Rooster
Proud Rooster

Joined: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:39 pm
Posts: 298
I'm very late to the party but I buy empty capsules from the chemist/health food store & syringe the liquid meds into them. I also do that with worming. It's much easier & I think a little gentler on the the chookles.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot], trendictionbot0.5.0 and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
©2004-2014 Backyardpoultry.com. Content rights reserved
freestone