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I've got 2 new little girls (8-9 wks and 12 weeks).  The lady at the chook farm said that the Department of Agriculture recommends preventative dosing for coccidiosis any time livestock is transported and I've got a sachet of Amprolium 200 soluble powder (amprolium 200g/kg) to give the girls.....

The dosage is on the label but how much (or rather how little) should I mix up for 2 tiny little chooks by themselves?  It says that a fresh solution should be prepared daily (given for 14 hours every 4th day for prevention), so I don't want to have to dispose of huge amounts of medicated solution (eg the 25 litres referred to on the label).  

At 30g/25 litres, that works out at just under a gram per litre (I think, maths isn't my strong suit).  If I mixed them up a litre, would that be enough for 24 hours?  And I have to take their normal waterer out, yes? 

Any advice from the experienced gratefully received, thanks. 

Is this what you have?
http://www.infopest.com.au/Labels/Labels/40000/40807_1006e.pdf

-Kathy
post #12 of 17
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There's no indication as to concentration included in the feed, it's just labelled from the farm and says "with cocci medication".  She sold me both, so presumably they can have both at the same time.  
With amprollium medicated feeds, the concentration is so low that it is not necessary to change the feed while treating with ampollium in the water. In fact, since they are not drinking a great deal, it may help.

X2.

-Kathy
post #13 of 17
Okay, so I did a little math and it looks like Amprolium 200 is the same as the products sold in the US, all are 20% amprolium powders and are 2.7 grams to 3 grams per level teaspoon.

So if we had Amprolium 200 here in the US, the treatment dose would be 1/2 teaspoon per liter for 5-7 days, then 1/8 teaspoon per liter for 7-14 days.

-Kathy
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I'll try to figure it out.... 

 

EDIT: here they are

 

 

What pretty girls!

I'm sure you are going to enjoy them!:)

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With amprollium medicated feeds, the concentration is so low that it is not necessary to change the feed while treating with ampollium in the water. In fact, since they are not drinking a great deal, it may help.

Thanks

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Is this what you have?

Essentially yes, although the dosage isn't given as 5g/4litres, but 30g/25 litres..... 

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So if we had Amprolium 200 here in the US, the treatment dose would be 1/2 teaspoon per liter for 5-7 days, then 1/8 teaspoon per liter for 7-14 days.

Thanks, I can also report that a litre is ample for 2 little girls in isolation (and inside, not in the sun). 

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What pretty girls!

Thanks, I think so. They are very dinosaur-y to me, like little raptors.  They make strange little dinosaur noises, not chicken noises.  

post #16 of 17
Based on that label, the prevention dose is 1.25 grams per liter for 24 hours every 4 days? I just weighed a rounded 1/3 teaspoon, and it weighed ~1.3 grams. Does that help?

-Kathy
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Thanks for your help Kathy.  I think what the 2 labels tell us is that the dose does not need to exact in micrograms.  The label I got is clearly intended for bigger applications and the smaller dose for smaller amounts.  They've obviously just done some rounding when they gave the smaller application dose.  The difference between 1/3 and 1/2 teaspoon is negligible.   I just didn't want to be wasting or having to dispose of medicated water.  It's better if they drink up all/most of it so I don't then have to figure out where best to tip it out.  

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