Tylan 200 for Chickens or Tylan 50? -Dosage & Use of Each

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Tylan 200 for chickens is recommended when they are sick. It serves as control in case of necrotic enteritis outbreaks caused by Clostridium perfringens.

I have successfully given Tylan 50 and tylan 200 orally with no ill effects. (what really burns is Ivomec, but they get it when needed anyway).

Remember, Tylan 200 is 200mg per ml, while Tylan 50 is 50 mg per ml. 50mg per 5 pounds is about standard, given orally twice a day, for 3-5 days. I would use 1/4 ml of the Tylan 200, and I would give it for 5 days. There is no need to alternate with Terramycin (oxytetracycline.) They both treat the same respiratory diseases. Give one or the other.

Can I use use Tylan 200 for Chickens? How about Tylan 50?

Yes, you can. But, hold up!

Just to clarify! Are you buying Tylan soluble powder (to add to their dirnking water) or Ty;an 200 injectable?

The powder works great, I have noticed and all the birds get equal dosage, as it is dosed according to how much they drink.

Personally, I don’t like the soluble powder for super sick birds as they don’t drink enough to really get to recover from the illness.

Additionally, I advise against treating any birds that is not visibly actively sick, as lots can fight off the disease without needing antibiotics and never get sick, whereas others will need more medication.

I typically advise the dosage for Tylan soluble to be 1 tsp per gallon, but I haven’t used it in a while, so best to check the label on the bottle to be really sure of how much volume you need t0o administer.

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One teaspoon of the powder has 2500-3000 mg of tylosin, just depends on your teaspoon and how packed you make it.

12.5 ml of Tylan 200 = 2500 mg

15 ml of Tylan 200 = 3000 mg

You should instead treat all those sick birds, and let others be.

It’s one of the reasons I like the Tylan 200 Tylan injectable since you can treat the sick birds (not the healthy ones), and you can also be 100% sure that all the sick birds get all the medications they require.

Plus, it leaves you free to isolate the sick bird and continue to collect medication-free eggs from the rest of the flock.

The dosage for injectable Tylan is 35 mg/kg, 2-3 times per day.

The dose for tylan 50 would be 1/2 cc twice a day orally for 5-7 days.

If the bird is really sick, you can go three times a day (in combination with amikaycin) for a really sick bird.

Anyway, twice per day is fine if your bird isn’t playing in death’s garden, and administer 35 mg/kg. So, if your hen is 1.6kg, she would need (35 mg/kg x 1.6 kg…56 mg/ 200 mg/ml = 0.28 ml or 28 units). So, give her 28 units of tylan 200 injectable, twice a day, orally or IM in the breast muscle.

Be Aware!

I notice bottle of Tylan injectable typically have a short shelf-life of 6 months, so I think it is silly but be aware if you plan on getting it and storing for long.

I recommend getting enough to treat your birds within 7-10 days. However, if it is going to be almost as much to do that (vets seem to charge outrageous amounts for dispensed medications), then it would be worth it to buy the whole bottle. I’ve used it for 6 months past the expiration date without any problems.

Good luck!

PS: I would not recommend preventative antibiotic therapy , giving antibiotics when uneccessary can cause sensitivity /allergy to it and then you will not be able to use it when you need to, and I also believe that it can be a factor in breeding antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria to develop.

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If you really must give antibiotic prophylaxis it would probably be better to give a more common oral drug such as sulphaquin.

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Tylan 200 for Chickens

Tylan 50 vs Tylan 200

The question, on which to use between Tylan 50 and Tylan 200 is quite common among backyard chicken owners.

So, I have taken it upon myself to come up with a dosing I have been using for 5 years now and trust me, its been working. I got this from a Medicine Chart I maintain.

However, the doses are rounded off a bit and based on a 5-lb bird.

TYLOSIN (Tylan)

–For soluble: Mix fresh water at least every 3 days. AVOID MXIING it with vinegar.

–Soluble form less effective on adults than young birds.

–Can give with thin needle into different spots in breast muscle or subcutaneously for 5-7 days.

Tylan 50

Reocmmended dosage is up to 1.6 cc. (This is a lot of fluid–May wish to split up– some orally, &/or inject some intramusc. &/or subcutan.

Tylan 200

While for 200, it is 1/2 cc. (Tylan 200 is easier for chickens. Smaller dose required.)

It is possible to give Tylan injectible orally instead of or in addition to injection, although some may speculate and claim it causes throat damage. A way around this is to put the needle-less 1-cc size syringer well down the throat almost to crop to try to reduce risk.

-Active for 8 hours. Can split dose into 2-3 times/day.–May cause pain at injection site & gastro-intestinal disturbance. Birds may be reluctant to eat or move very much.

* Injectible can cause minor damage to breast muscle. May be best to split dose up & inject into more than one site. Not recommended for meat birds.

Caution: Combining multiple Macrolides reduces effectiveness.

Tylan 200 Cattle Dosage

Cattle should be administered 4–10 mg/kg daily

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Pigs on the other hand should be given 2–10 mg/kg daily

What is Tylan 200 Used For In Chickens?

This is a substance given to fightoff outbreaks of necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium perfringens in chickens and other farm aniamls.

How Long Do You Give Tylan To Chickens?

Give it till you some improvement. Generally for chickens, it is a 3 days treatment but can extend to 5 days depending on severity of the infection.

What is the difference between Tylan 50 and Tylan 200?

Tylan 200 is 200mg per ml, while Tylan 50 is 50 mg per ml. 50mg per 5 pounds is about standard, given orally twice a day, for 3-5 days. Does tylan 200 need to be refrigerated?

Tylan 200 Injection comes ready to use and does not require mixing, reconstitution or refrigeration and is supplied in 100 mL, 250 mL and 500 mL vials. It can be stored at 72°F or below.

How Long Is Tylan 200 Good For?

Anywhere from two weeks to 6 months. Check the label for the correct date.

How Fast Does Tylan Work?

Once administered, this medication takes effect fast, in about 1-2 hours, but noticeable effects may take several days.

Can You Put Tylan 50 In Water?

Yes! A single jar of Tylan Soluble powder will make 50 gallons of treated drinking water for poultry and 400 for poultry.

Can You Put Tylan 50 In Water?

Yes, you can add this soluble to water.

Is there an Egg Withdrawal with Tylan?

Yes, there is. Although have a 0-day egg withdrawal period, we still advise you read the label.

How do You Mix Tylan For Chickens?

Place the Tylosin Tartrate Soluble Powder (contents of this pouch) in a mixing container and add one gallon of water (3790 mL) to the material. Mix this concentrated solution with water to make 50 gallons (189 liters) of treated drinking water.

Is Tylan 200 An Antibiotic?

Not really. It works more as a treatment rather than a prevention.

Can Humans Take Tylan Powder?

No! DO NOT use Tylan Powder. It is not safe for HUMANS!

Author: Howard S. Baldwin

My name is Howard S. Baldwin. I am a work-at-home dad to three lovely girls, Jane + Hannah + Beauty. I have been blogging for the last 3 years. I worked for other Home and Lifetsyle blogs, did hundreds of product reviews and buyers’ guides. Prior to that, I was a staff accountant at a big accounting firm. Needless to say, researching and numbers are my passion. My goal is to be an informative source for any topic that relates to DIY life and homemaking.

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