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Turkey meat belongs to dietary products, therefore it is always in demand. However, raising poultry is considered labor-intensive, as the young often die due to various diseases. Therefore, poultry houses often use antibiotics to treat turkeys. The course of treatment is prescribed by the veterinarian, based on the diagnosis and condition of the sick bird. A number of drugs are most in demand.
What antibiotics are used for turkey poults
The presence of antibiotics and their timely, correct use significantly increase the bird's chances of recovery. The most commonly used drugs are:
- "Enroflon" is available in the form of a solution packaged in containers from 10 ml to 5000 ml. The product is designed to fight infections of the respiratory and nervous systems, gastrointestinal tract. It is also often used for prophylaxis. Advantages: duration of exposure to the bird's body, good solubility in water, high bactericidal activity;
- "Trichopol" is available in the form of powder, suspension, tablets. The easiest way is to prepare a solution for turkey poults (the daily dose is 1 tablet per 30 kg of bird weight). Advantages of the drug: low cost, effectiveness, ease of use, suitable for the treatment of purulent inflammatory processes;
- "Furazolidone" is produced in the form of tablets of 50 mg and is used to treat colibacillosis, coccidiosis, enteritis, hepatitis, salmonellosis. Advantages of the drug: efficiency, microorganisms slowly develop resistance to "Furazolidone", fights against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Most of the drugs can be used not only to fight diseases, but also as a prophylactic agent against diseases.
"Enroflon" treats enteritis, salmonellosis, colibacillosis, bronchopneumonia, mycoplasmosis. The bird is given water containing the medicine to drink. In a liter of water, 0.5-1 ml of the drug is diluted, the course of treatment lasts 3-5 days. It is recommended to drink the daily dose of "Enroflon" for turkeys in 4-6 hours.
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The bird receives the solution "Trichopolum" during the meal. If symptoms of diseases are observed in 30% of birds, then all individuals receive the medicine three times a day. Dose calculation: 10 mg of powder per kilogram of poultry weight. Or 12 tablets are dissolved in 5 liters of water.
When treating "Furazolidone" the dose of the drug, based on the weight of young turkeys, is 3 mg per kilogram of weight. A common scheme for drinking the medicine: for 10 days, the bird is added to the feed twice a day. For prophylaxis, each turkey receives 2 mg once a day.
What to do in case of illness
When treating poultry with antibiotics, it must be remembered that exceeding the dosage is harmful to the turkey body. It is recommended to adhere to a specific protocol for the use of antibiotics for diseases. Common first symptoms of turkey poultry disease are diarrhea, refusal to feed. To make a diagnosis, a veterinarian is invited, sick individuals are placed in a separate room or corral. When using the drug, they adhere to certain regimens.
Most turkey diseases are considered contagious. Diseases spread rapidly. To prevent mass infection, as well as for prophylaxis, all individuals are drunk with drugs.
When using antibiotics, it is important to remember that the effectiveness of the drug depends on the timeliness of use. If you go to the veterinarian in time, withstand the doses and duration of drinking, the bird will recover faster. Prophylactic feeding of turkey poults with antibiotic solutions also demonstrates good results.