Pets and farm animals become our sole responsibility when placed under our care. Taking them to the vet for regular checkups becomes mandatory to keep them in good health. PetPonder walks you through some Tylan powder facts to enable you to use it effectively on your pets.
Care for Your Drools!
A well-known fact about dogs is that they are very expressive. A prop of the ear, an inclination of the head, the wagging of its tail, a growl, a whimper, and most importantly, the different look in its eyes for all the mood swings it has, are expressions of its feelings. Only an owner would truly know what these expressions mean.
A sick dog on your hands is definitely a no-no and if you have one, then putting a pill in its mouth is sheer torture. However, there are ways to get it done, one way is to add the pill to tasty and irresistible foods like cream, hot dog, meat, etc. and feed it. A sure way to fool your smart drool.
Pet animals, like humans, suffer from health problems. They are susceptible to two major deadly diseases―diarrhea and colitis. Colitis is an inflammatory large intestine disease; whereas loose or liquid bowel movements is a symptom related to diarrhea.
A prompt visit to the vet is advisable in both these conditions. Besides other medical regimens, your vet may prescribe Tylan powder as a remedy. You may also want to use this powder without the vet having to prescribe it, in the knowledge that it helps in treating dogs or cats suffering from bacterial infections or chronic diarrhea. However, precaution comes before a cure, and the same applies here―get to know the facts of this medication. before use.
Evolution and Application
Tylan was introduced in the year 1961, after six long years of testing. The first antibiotic, specifically catering to farm animals only, was tested on chickens suffering from chronic respiratory disease. It has now come a long way and is used in the treatment of colitis, diarrhea, and other such diseases which affect chickens, swines, cattle, etc.
Commonly called Tylosin Tartrate, it is also referred to as Tylosin. It is soluble in water and is available in powder form. It is supplied in jars of tylosin tartrate equivalent to 100 grams tylosin base. It is used to treat bacterial infections in farm animals―cattle, turkeys, pigs, and chicken. Also prescribed by vets for the treatment of diarrhea in cats and dogs, it is not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Always consult a vet before administering the drug, as daily usage creates immunity in animals towards other antibiotics.
As it is administered orally, its unpleasant taste can be repulsive to animals, hence adding it to the animal’s favorite food would be a good idea. Tylan only prevents the disease-causing bacteria from growing and reproducing, but does not eradicate its existence. It helps the animal’s innate insusceptible system to cope with the symptoms of diseases.
As Treatment for Animals
Dogs: This powder is commonly used to treat diarrhea, as an anti-inflammatory for colitis, for an eye condition called epiphora (tear staining/excessive tear production) causing your Mal-shi-poo to constantly rub his eyes.
Cats: It is used for treatment of colitis and diarrhea in these animals.
Farm Animals: The powder is used to promote growth of the animal and as a treatment of respiratory diseases and infections of the intestine.
Honeybee Colonies: It is used to treat bee brood diseases also called American foulbrood.
The drug may cause allergies in animals. For example, if your pet has an allergy to erythromycin, administering Tylan is a risk, as it belongs to the same class of antibiotics. In some cases, it causes gastronomical problems and may show unusually high readings in liver blood tests as well.
Like animals, humans may experience allergic symptoms from the drug. It may cause hypersensitivity after accidental skin or eye contact, and immediate medical attention is recommended in case of skin rash, difficulty in breathing, etc. Try to avoid exposure to the drug by wearing gloves, overalls, etc. The powder shouldn’t be administered to horses or pregnant and lactating animals. Use of Tylan is strictly inadvisable for human consumption.
The medicine is always kept in a tight and light-resistant containers at room temperature. Avoid moisture. Advisable to keep it away from children.
A Word of Caution: Chicken, turkey, and swine must not be slaughtered immediately after being treated with this medication. Chicken must not be slaughtered within 24 hours or turkeys within 5 days, as also swines treated with the drug must not be used as food product within 48 hours of its administration.
We hope this article has given you sufficient information about the facts of Tylan powder. However, always seek the vet’s advice beforehand.
Disclaimer: This PetPonder article is for informative purposes only, and should not be replaced for the advice of a qualified veterinarian.