Oral Nystatin For Chickens

Nystatin is an antifungal medication. It is used to treat certain fungus and yeast infections. It is considered the drug of choice for treatment of Candida infections. However, nystatin is not systemically absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, and must come into direct contact with the organism to be effective. In the United States, nystatin is one of the few drugs approved by the FDA for use in egg laying hens.


One of the dosage forms available for Nystatin is Oral Oil Suspension. Wedgewood Pharmacy’s oral suspensions and solutions are a familiar and convenient dosage form. Oral suspensions and solutions can be administered directly into the mouth using a dosing syringe or mixed with a small amount of food. They offer a wide range of flavoring options, and flexible dosing adjustments.

Features of Oral Nystatin For Chickens

If the crop has stopped working, she likely has a crop infection. She will need to get on either baytril (if it’s bacterial) or nystatin (if it’s a fungal infection) or both. Do NOT try to force the wad of food down- that will damage her crop and cause a lot of pain. She needs to get on meds immediately or she will not make it. When the vet emptied it, was it truly empty or was there stuff left in it? You can give mineral oil, but put a drop of peppermint in it so it has a bit of a taste- that way the chicken can taste it and not inhale it on the way down. Continue massaging the crop if there is a blockage. If the crop is just full of liquid, then it is likely not impacted but soured and needs the meds immediately in order to get the crop working again. Soured crops shut down and thus muscle contractions don’t work anymore, leaving goo to ferment further in the crop, compounding the problem.

Uses/benefits of Oral Nystatin For Chickens

Medistatin is Nystatin 400 000 i.u./g, and will treat and prevent candida disease in caged birds and pigeons, and in some cases can treat Stargazing/Twirling, and can be used on game birds and poultry. The active ingredient Nystatin is an anti fungal agent that attacks candida organism, This is also safe for dosing baby birds, and is also useful in treating hand reared chicks. 

Nystatin Oral Suspension for the treatment of Sour Crop and Crop Mycosis in Poultry. This product contains 100,000 units of Nystatin per ml. Complete directions for Poultry application are supplied with the product. This product is not returnable under any circumstances.


For Pigeons, and Caged Birds: Add 5gm. which 1gm measure spoon included, with 2.2lbs of seeds and give 5-7 days. For proper mixture, put some light oil into the grain and mix the medistain in so that the powder adheres to the seed.

For all other caged birds: Prevention: Mix 1g to 200g of soft food daily until symptoms are gone.   

Treatment for crop dose:   Mix 1g per 20ml of water, shake well and dose 1ml of mixture per 100g body weight twice daily 

Prices of Oral Nystatin For Chickens

$18.95 – $59.95

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