Tylan Antibiotics for Chickens
Tylan, a macrolide antibiotic, treats a variety of diseases in turkeys, chickens, swine, and honeybees by inhibiting protein synthesis in susceptible bacteria. It may also be beneficial for cats and dogs that experience tear staining, although it is not approved for this use.
In chickens, Tylan powder treats chronic respiratory
disease resulting from infection with tylosin-sensitive Mycoplasma gallisepticum.
The antibiotic powder helps maintain feed efficiency and weight gains
in turkeys with infectious sinusitis caused by Mycoplasma gallisepticum,
and it aids in the control and treatment of swine dysentery caused by
Brachyspira hyodysenteriae when followed immediately by TYLAN Type A.
It also helps control porcine proliferative enteropathies resulting
from infection with Lawsonia intracellularis when followed immediately
by TYLAN Type A. Tylan Soluble Powder also controls Paenibacillus larvae
Benefits of Tylan:
- Effective against chronic respiratory infections
in chickens and turkeys
- Treats bacterial diarrhea in swine
- Used off-label to treat tear staining in cats and
- Generally well tolerated
- Powder is easy to mix and administer
- Three doses treats American Foulbrood in honey bee
Use this medication only as directed by your veterinarian.
When mixing Tylan powder with water, always add the
water to the powder. Never pour the powder into a container with water.
- Put on protective gloves and clothing.
- For turkeys and chickens, pour the contents of the
Tylan Soluble Powder can into a mixing container and add 1 gallon of
clean water. Mix and then add more water to make 50 gallons of treated
water for drinking.
- For swine, pour the contents of the Tylan Soluble
Powder can into a mixing container and add 1 gallon of clean water.
Mix and then add more water to make 400 gallons of treated water for
- For honey bees, mix 200 mg Tylosin with 20 g powdered
sugar and use right away.
- Mix a new solution every 3 days.
- Give chickens enough treated water to provide 50
mg per pound of body weight every day. Treat chickens for 1 to 5 days,
per your veterinarian's instructions, depending on the severity of the
- Give turkeys enough treated water to provide 60 mg
per pound of body weight every day. Treat turkeys for 2 to 5 days, depending
on your veterinarian's instructions.
- Give swine 250 mg tylosin per gallon of drinking
water for up to 10 days, depending on your veterinarian's instructions.
You may be instructed to follow that schedule with 40 to 100 g of tylosin
per ton of feed for 2 to 6 weeks.
- Give honeybee colonies 3 treatments mixed with powdered
sugar, as a dust. Dust 200 mg over the top bars of the brood chamber
once each week for 3 weeks.
Frequency of Use:
Treatment typically continues for 3 days; always
follow your veterinarian's dosing schedule.
Store Tylan at room temperate, below 77 degrees F.
Keep away from moisture. Store out of reach of children and animals.
It is a violation of Federal
Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Keep this product out of reach of children and animals.
Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.
Tylan is intended for use in turkeys, chickens, swine,
and honeybees. May be used off-label in cats and dogs. Not for use in
other animals or in humans.
CAUTION: Do not slaughter chickens for
consumption within 24 hours after treatment with Tylan. Do not slaughter
turkeys for consumption within 5 days after treatment. Do not slaughter
swine for consumption within 2 days after treatment. Do not use Tylan
in egg-layers producing eggs for food. Administer to honey bees in the
spring or fall so that the product is consumed before the main honey
flow starts. Ensure treatments are complete at least 4 weeks proper
to the main flow. This will help prevent contamination.
Keep away from eyes and skin. Contact with skin may
result in a rash.
It is not known if Tylan is safe for use in pregnant
or lactating animals.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking any
other supplements or medications before beginning treatment with Tylan.
Do not use this medication in animals with a known
allergy to it or to similar medications.
Warranty and Manufacturer Information:
Restricted Drug (California) - Use Only as Directed.
To report adverse effects, access medical information,
or obtain additional product information, call 1-800-428-4441.
*Elanco, Tylan and the diagonal color bar are trademarks
of Eli Lilly and Company.
NADA #13-076, Approved by FDA
NAC No.: 10310173