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I'm struggling with this math now myself and I must say this package wins the award for WORST DIRECTIONS EVER.

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Originally Posted by KristinLLB

I'm struggling with this math now myself and I must say this package wins the award for WORST DIRECTIONS EVER.

After reading all of this I still don't understand how much of the water (with meds in it) do you give the chicken each day. Obviously it wont drink a gallon.  If you only get it to drink a pint, is that a full dose for the day or 1/4 a dose?

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Originally Posted by BY Chicken Lady

After reading all of this I still don't understand how much of the water (with meds in it) do you give the chicken each day. Obviously it wont drink a gallon.  If you only get it to drink a pint, is that a full dose for the day or 1/4 a dose?

There are 16 cups in a gallon= 4 quarts

2 quarts = 8 cups

1 pint = 2 cups

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I think the confusion is will the chicken get the right amount of medication in the volume of water it consumes. Yes, it will.

The medication is "self dosing" by volume for the weight of the bird. A chicken will typically consume twice the weight in water daily that it consumes in feed weight daily.

So say I have two chickens: One is a heavy breed that consumes .50 lbs of feed and 1 lb of water daily and the other consumes .25 lbs of feed and .50 lbs of water daily. I can then dose both chickens from the same water dispenser and they will consume the appropriate amount of medication for their individual body wieght.

Fresh solutions should be dispensed every 12 hours when using galvanized water dispensers. Up to 24 hours when using non-galvanized.

Solutions are not stable for more than 24 hours.

Always provide enough medicated water solution so that your chicken(s) have water at all times during treatment.

Duramycin-10 {R-17}
6.4 oz package (each lb contains 25g of tetracycline hydrochloride) the 6.4oz package contains 10 grams (10g) of tetracycline hydrochloride.

Infectious Synovitis: 7 – 14 days of treatment

* administer as the only source of water for the duration of the treatment.

The 400mg dosage is 1/8 teaspoon to make 10.6 ounces

The 400mg dosage is ¼ teaspoon to make 21 ounces

The 400mg dosage is 3/8 teaspoon to make 1 quart (there are 32 ounces or 4 cups of water in a quart)

The 400mg dosage is 3/4 teaspoon to make 1/2 gallon (there are 64 ounces or 8 cups of water in a half gallon)

The 400mg dosage is 1/2 Tablespoon (or 1 +1/2 teaspoons) to make a gallon (there are 128 ounces or 16 cups of water in a gallon)

CRD Air Sac disease: 7 – 14 days of treatment.

The 800mg dosage is 1/8th teaspoon to make 5.3 ounces

The 800mg dosage is ¼ teaspoon to make 10.6 ounces

The 800mg dosage is ½ teaspoon to make 21 ounces

The 800mg dosage is 3/4 teaspoon to make a quart

The 800mg dosage is 1 1/2 teaspoons to make a 1/2 gallon.

The 800mg dosage is 1 Tablespoon (or 3 teaspoons) to make a gallon.

There is a 21 day withdrawal period.

Chickens—Chronic respiratory disease; or infectious synovitis: Oral,

27.5 mg per kg of body weight every twelve hours, administered

in the only source of drinking water for seven to fourteen

days.{R-19}

U.S.—{R-8; 19}

Veterinary-labeled products:

25 grams per pound of powder (OTC) [Duramycin -10

Chickens1

Chronic respiratory disease: Oral, 400 to 800 mg per gallon of

water {R-17} (approximately 22 to 59 mg per kg of body

weight a day {R-143}), administered in the only source of

drinking water. {R-17}

Edited by StephieSky - 6/16/13 at 9:40am
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Originally Posted by StephieSky

I think the confusion is will the chicken get the right amount of medication in the volume of water it consumes. Yes, it will.

The medication is "self dosing" by volume for the weight of the bird. A chicken will typically consume twice the weight in water daily that it consumes in feed weight daily.

So say I have two chickens: One is a heavy breed that consumes .50 lbs of feed and 1 lb of water daily and the other consumes .25 lbs of feed and .50 lbs of water daily. I can then dose both chickens from the same water dispenser and they will consume the appropriate amount of medication for their individual body wieght.

Fresh solutions should be dispensed every 12 hours when using galvanized water dispensers. Up to 24 hours when using non-galvanized.

Solutions are not stable for more than 24 hours.

Always provide enough medicated water solution so that your chicken(s) have water at all times during treatment.

Duramycin-10 {R-17}
6.4 oz package (each lb contains 25g of tetracycline hydrochloride) the 6.4oz package contains 10 grams (10g) of tetracycline hydrochloride.

Infectious Synovitis: 7 – 14 days of treatment

* administer as the only source of water for the duration of the treatment.

The 400mg dosage is 1/8 teaspoon to make 10.6 ounces

The 400mg dosage is ¼ teaspoon to make 21 ounces

The 400mg dosage is 3/8 teaspoon to make 1 quart (there are 32 ounces or 4 cups of water in a quart)

The 400mg dosage is 3/4 teaspoon to make 1/2 gallon (there are 64 ounces or 8 cups of water in a half gallon)

The 400mg dosage is 1/2 Tablespoon (or 1 +1/2 teaspoons) to make a gallon (there are 128 ounces or 16 cups of water in a gallon)

CRD Air Sac disease: 7 – 14 days of treatment.

The 800mg dosage is 1/8th teaspoon to make 5.3 ounces

The 800mg dosage is ¼ teaspoon to make 10.6 ounces

The 800mg dosage is ½ teaspoon to make 21 ounces

The 800mg dosage is 3/4 teaspoon to make a quart

The 800mg dosage is 1 1/2 teaspoons to make a 1/2 gallon.

The 800mg dosage is 1 Tablespoon (or 3 teaspoons) to make a gallon.

There is a 21 day withdrawal period.

Chickens—Chronic respiratory disease; or infectious synovitis: Oral,

27.5 mg per kg of body weight every twelve hours, administered

in the only source of drinking water for seven to fourteen

days.{R-19}

U.S.—{R-8; 19}

Veterinary-labeled products:

25 grams per pound of powder (OTC) [Duramycin -10

Chickens1

Chronic respiratory disease: Oral, 400 to 800 mg per gallon of

water {R-17} (approximately 22 to 59 mg per kg of body

weight a day {R-143}), administered in the only source of

drinking water. {R-17}

That's the answer I was looking for!  Thank you...I am going to save this page somewhere for future reference :-)

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Originally Posted by PunkinPeep

400 milligrams is equal to 1/10 of a teaspoon (roughly)

so if you're going for 400 to 800 milligrams, you should be able to safely use the 1/8 teaspoon measurement.

I have an 8 oz package of electrolytes that will treat 128 gallons. That comes out to about 1.77 g per gallon. How much is that in tsps?
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