Tylan is a macrolide antibiotic that can be used in farm animals, including chickens, turkeys, swine, and honey bees to treat bacterial infections. Tylan is also known to be prescribed to dogs and cats to treat chronic diarrhea. Tylan is available as a water-soluble powder that's easy to administer and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
For: Chickens, Turkeys, Swine, Honey Bees, and occasionally can be prescribed to dogs and cats
Tylan contains the ingredient, tylosin tartrate, which helps prevent the reproduction of bacteria.
Chickens: For the control of mortality caused by necrotic enteritis (NE) associated with Clostridium perfringens in broiler chickens. As an aid in the treatment of chronic respiratory disease (CRD) associated with Mycoplasma gallisepticum in broiler and replacement chickens. For the control of CSR associated with Mycoplasma gallisepticum at the time of vaccination or other stress in chickens. For the control of CRD associated with Mycoplasma synoviae in broiler chickens.
Turkeys: For the reduction in severity of effects of infectious sinusitis associated with Mycoplasma gallisepticum.
Swine: For the treatment and control of swine dysentery (SD) associated with Brachyspira hyodysenteriae. For the treatment and control of SD associated with Brachyspira hyodysenteriae when followed immediately by Tylan Type A medicated article in feed.
For the control of porcine proliferative enteropathies (PPE, ileitis) associated with Lawsonia intracellularis when followed immediately by Tylan Type A medicated article in feed.
Honey Bees: For the control of American Foulbrood (Paenibacillus larvae).
2,000 mg/gallon (528 ppm) in drinking water.
250 mg/gallon (66 ppm) in drinking water.
200 mg/colony in confectioners/powdered sugar.
Always add the water to the powder. Do not pour the powder into the water. Prepare a fresh Tylan Soluble solution every three days. When mixing and handling tylosin, use protective clothing and impervious gloves. If using a water medicating pump see table below, otherwise mix as follows: To assure thorough dissolution,
|Mixing Directions for Water Medicating Pump (1:128 inclusion)*:|
|Desired Concentration in Drinking water||Jars of Tylan Soluble||Volume of Water to Make Stock Solution|
|250 mg/gallon (66 ppm)||1||3 gallons + 13 ounces|
|851 mg/gallon (225 ppm)||5||4 gallons + 77 ounces|
|1,419 mg/gallon (375 ppm)||9||5 gallons + 0 ounces|
|2,000 mg/gallon (528 ppm)||10||3 gallons + 115 ounces|
*This table applies only if the water medicating pump is set to deliver 1 ounce of stock solution per gallon of drinking water.
Mixing Directions for use in Honey Bees: Mix 200 mg tylosin in 20 g confectioners/powdered sugar. Use immediately.
NE indication: Administer medicated drinking water for a single five day period in broiler chickens. To assure all birds receive the intended medication, only medicated water should be available. These practices should be followed to assure both food safety and responsible antimicrobial drug use in chickens:
CRD indications: Administer medicated drinking water for three days; however, medicated water may be administered for one to five days depending upon severity of infection. Treated chickens must consume enough medicated water to provide 50 mg per pound of body weight per day. Only medicated water should be available to the birds.
Administer medicated drinking water for three days; however, medicated water may bed administered for two to five days depending upon severity of infections. Treated turkeys must consume enough medicated water to provide 60mg per pound of body weight per day. Only medicated water should be available to the birds.
Administer medicated drinking water for 3 to 10 days, depending upon severity of infection. Alternatively, administer medicated drinking water for 3 to 10 days, followed by 40 to 100 g tylosin per ton of complete feed (Type C medicated feed manufactured from Tylan Type A medicated article) for 2 to 6 weeks. Only medicated water should be available to swine while medicating with Tylan Soluble.
PPE indication: Administer medicated drinking water for 3 to 10 days, followed by 40 to 100 g of tylosin per ton of complete feed (Type C medicated feed manufactured from Tylan A medicated article) for 2 to 6 weeks. Only medicated water should be available to swine while medicating with Tylan Soluble.
Administer three treatments of medicated confectioners sugar once weekly for 3 weeks. The 200 mg dose is applied (dusted) over the top bars of the brood chamber.
User Safety Warnings: Not for Human Use. Keep Out of Reach of Children. Avoid contact with human skin. Exposure to tylosin may cause a rash.
Residue Warnings: Chickens must not be slaughtered for food within 24 hours after treatment. Do not use in layers producing eggs for human consumption.
Turkeys must not be slaughtered for food within five days after treatment.
Swine must not be slaughtered for food within 48 hours after treatment.
Honey bees: The drug should be fed early in the spring or fall and consumed by the bees before the main honey flow begins, to avoid contamination of production honey. Complete treatments at least 4 weeks prior to main honey flow.
Store at or below 25°C (77°F) Exursions Permitted to 40°C (104°F) Avoid Moisture.