Tylan is a broad spectrum antibiotic that treats diseases in the respiratory tract of bacterial or mycoplasmal origin in chickens and turkeys.
Tylan is a prescription only antibiotic so it is only a veterinary surgeon that can prescribe Tylan. It comes as a soluble powder but there is also an injectable form that vets will sometimes use as well.
The injectable form is not licensed for use in hens producing eggs for human consumption in the UK.
The following information is about Tylan Soluble (powder) that is dissolved into drinking water and commonly prescribed to chickens with respiratory problems.
Used to treat:Chronic Respiratory Disease, Mycoplasma Synoviae, Airsacculitis in chickens and Mycoplasma Gallisepticum in chickens and turkeys.
Dosage: Chickens and Turkeys: 0.5 g per litre of water.
Active ingredient: Tylosin.
Egg withdrawal for chickens: Nil at this rate.
Slaughtering for meat for human consumption: 1 day after the last treatment.
Length of treatment: 24 to 72 hours when treating Mycoplasmosis.
Warnings: Mixed solution should not be older than three days. Wash hands and any splashes immediately with soap and water if you come into contact with the solution.
Storage: In tightly closed original container below 25ºC and out of reach of children.
Further information can be found on NOAH Compendium of Animal Medicines (click the links on the left to go to the different pages of the data sheet)
The advice given here is that of the authors and should not be considered as professional advice. Where there is conflicting information, you should always follow the advice of your vet.