Peafowl Medications

Here I have listed the most common diseases and problems Treating a peacock with fenbendazole for wormsI have come across in peafowl, turkeys, pheasants and partridge. On each page I have listed the general symptoms and also the treatment that either I or others have used that worked best. Please remember this site is telling you what I do and I am not advising that you should do the same. If you have any problem with livestock that you are not 100% sure of it’s coarse, then you should  take  advice from your veterinary surgeon.


These rates are a guide only, they should be used in conjunction and with advice from your veterinary surgeon.

Tylan 200 for cattle. Tylan 200 has proven to be an excellent antibiotic for peafowl. Tylan 200 is especially good for treating peafowl with swollen eye sinuses.

1-2 cc as a shot in the leg muscle or the breast muscle for birds over 1 year old.

½-1 cc as a shot in the leg muscle or the breast muscle for birds under 1 year old.

Tylan powder (100 g): Tylan powder is a good anitibiotic for respiratory illnesses in peafowl.

Mix 1 ½ teaspoons of Tylan powder into 1 gallon of water and mix thoroughly.

Mix this solution with 5 gallons of drinking water.

Baytril Baytril is especially affective for treating peafowl with swollen eye sinuses. Baytril is available in tablets, liquid, and injectable form.

Tablets: 5.7 mg, 22.7mg, or 68 mg concentration. Desired dose is 32.3 mg/mL.

Crush 2, 22.7 mg tablets per quart of drinking water. Medicate birds for 3 days.

Crush 3, 68 mg tablets per gallon of drinking water.


Administer 1, 22.7 mg tablet orally to each adult bird for 3 days.

Liquid: Concentration is 32.3 mg/mL. Desired dose is 50 ppm.

Mix 1 oz. per 5 gallons of drinking water. Medicate birds for 3 days.

Mix 6 cc per 1 gallon of drinking water. Medicate birds for 3 days.

Injectable: Baytril is an intramuscular injection. Concentration is 22.7 mg/mL. Desired dose is 1.13 mg/lb = 0.05 cc/lb.

Adult peafowl (1+ year): Give 1/2 cc injection in the leg or breast muscle.

Peachicks: Give injection based on body weight of peachick in the leg or breast muscle.

NFZ puffer for cattle. This product is good for eye problems in peafowl.

“Puff “ this product directly into the eye with the eyelids held open.


Flagel is used to treat Blackhead in peafowl.
The active ingredient is metronidazole (flagyl), which will usually kick it pretty quickly. If your birds have a white, watery stool with yellow droppings, suspect blackhead. Crush 400mg of tabs to 1 litre of drinking water and treat for 2 days. (Shake well.) Because the drug will settle in the water, stir it up with a stick every few hours. You can get a few metronidazole tabs from any vet and they aren’t expensive.
Flagel has to be prescribed by a veterinarian. (but you can buy tabs overseas online)
Click here for more about Blackhead (Histomonas)

Aureomycin soluble powder. Chlortetracycline. Treats respiratory diseases and Infectious Synovitis.

Peafowl over 1 year: Mix 2 measuring teaspoons/gallon of drinking water. Give for 7 to 14 days.

Peachicks over 6 months: Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons/gallon of drinking water. Give for 7 to 14 days.

Peachicks under 6 months: Mix ½ to 1 teaspoon/gallon of drinking water. Give for 7 to 14 days.

Other useful products:

Scalex Mite and Lice Spray for birds:

Lightly spray birds under the wings, over the back, on the chest and belly, and around vent.

Tektrol disinfectant:

Use per the label. Use to disinfect hatchers, incubators, feed containers, waterers, and etc.

Measuring units:


1 fluid ounce (oz.) = 2 tablespoons = 30 cc = 30 mL

1 millilter (mL) = 1 cc

Dry powders:

1 ounce (oz.) = 3 ½ measuring tablespoons

1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons