Originally Posted by Suzierd
Figured out the dose is 1 tablespoon per gallon. Decided not to treat everybody really don't like that idea. Going to set up a rabbit cage in the coop with a nest box and just keep her in there for 14 days. Hoping everybody will get along when it comes time to release her if I manage to save her.
Wondering if she might be having a reaction to the pine shavings I just recently put in the coop. Removed as many as I could.
You are correct about the duramycin dosage, 1 tablespoon per gallon of water. They didnt tell you that tylan is more potent than duramycin. They also didnt tell you that duramycin has a 21 day withdrawal period after last use and that you have to make it fresh on a daily basis in order to be effective.
The bad thing about soluable powders mixed in water is this; sick birds wont drink, if they do, they wont drink enough of it to be effective. You still might have to give her an eyedropperful orally 5-6 times a day to be effective until she can drink the treated mixture on her own. If you do this, dont squirt it all into her mouth at once, just a little at a time so she wont aspirate, like administering the tylan.
I wouldnt pay $44 for a big bottle of tylan neither. The smaller bottle can be ordered from Jefferslivestock.com FYI.