Uses of Tylan Powder range from life saving to cosmetic. Indeed, it can be used on many different animals (dogs, cats, cattle, swine, even honeybees and much more) for a variety of purposes. Tylan can be administered through either an injection, a chewable tablet or a soluble powder (both of which can be mixed with the animal’s food). Owners should decide the best method of administration for their animal.
NOTE: Tylan Powder is an antibiotic and as such, it should only be used as directed and never for an extended period of time as this could lead to bacteria becoming resistant to the medication. Additionally, see Tylan recommended dosage and usage. With that said, here are some of the uses of Tylan Powder. All applications are safe and approved:
1. Using Tylan in Dogs, Cats and Other Small Mammals
Tylan Powder is effective in treating colitis and other intestinal inflammations, respiratory and skin infections in dogs, cats and other small mammals. It is most commonly used on these animals to treat intestinal inflammations, which can result in diarrhea and can be an agonizing experience for your pet.
To treat these ailments, you can administer a proportionate amount of Tylan Powder (proportionate to the size of the animal) to your pet by mixing it with their usual food so as to mask the taste (the powder itself is very bitter). If your pet refuses to take it orally, you can administer Tylan via an injection given by yourself (provided you have the expertise) or a trained veterinarian. Your pet should show signs of improvement within a few days.
2. Using Tylan in Dogs and Cats, to Treat Tear Stains
Tear stains are a common occurrence in many small dogs and cats. It is characterized by a reddish brown discoloration around the dog’s eyes. Tyolsin Tartrate (the active ingredient in Tylan), is useful for controlling and treating tear stains. Angels’ Eyes Tear Stain Eliminator is a product of small, chewable tablets containing tylosin, which is very effective in treating tear stains, and can be administered by mixing it with your pet’s food.
3. Using Tylan in Cattle, Swine and Other Livestock
Uses of Tylan Powder on livestock range from promoting growth and treating and treating bowel inflammations and respiratory diseases. In cattle, it is used to treat diseases that include colitis, pneumonia, diphtheria, shipping fever and foot rot. In swine, uses of Tylan Powder include treating intestinal inflammations that can cause dysentery, and other conditions such as mycoplasma arthritis (swelling and severe pain in joints), pneumonia and erysipelas. Diphtheria and erysipelas are especially dangerous as they can spread quickly throughout the herd and can lead to death if untreated.
Tylan Powder is used on chickens to treat chronic respiratory diseases, as well as Mycoplasma Synoviae and Airsacculitis. It is used on turkeys to treat contagious sinus infections, chronic respiratory diseases, and to help them to use their food more efficiently, to maintain their weight and keep healthy. If your animals are showing any symptoms of any of the above mentioned infections, then treatment with Tylan Powder is necessary. You can mix the powder in their food or their water (it is soluble), and administer the medicine to them. It is necessary to wait for a period before slaughtering any animal that was treated with Tylan. Recommend times are: 1 day for chickens, 5 days for turkeys, 2 days for pigs, and 5 days for cattle.
4. Using Tylan in Honeybee Broods
Foulbrood is a ferocious disease that can affect the larvae of honeybees when they are less than 3 days old, and is even dangerous enough to exterminate an entire colony. However, Tylan Powder is effective in controlling and treating foulbrood.
This disease can be controlled and treated by mixing a small amount of Tylan Powder with a larger amount of powdered sugar and feeding it to the bees. It is recommended that treatment with Tylan Powder is completed at least 4 weeks before the honey producing season begins.