Treating Candida (yeast) with Medistatin (Nystatin) - under construction

By casportpony · Jul 3, 2018 ·
  1. casportpony
    Nystatin can be used to treat some strains of candida in poultry.
    According to most veterinary formularies and references, the most common Nystatin dose is 200,000 to 300,000 IU/kg two or three times a day. Lafeber vet recommends 300,000 IU 2-3 times a day, so that is what I will base my calculations on.

    Medistatin contains Nystatin 400,000 IU per gram and comes in comes with a teaspoon sized scoop that when level contains ~3 grams, so one level teaspoon is 12,000,000 IU.
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    Your average sized chicken hen weighs about 5 pounds, so a hen this size will need 681,818 IU 2-3 times a day, which is ~0.6 teaspoons or 1.7 grams 2-3 times a day.

    The per pound amount is 0.11 teaspoons per pound or 0.34 grams per pound three times a day.

    Medistatin is sold *without* a prescription on most pigeon supply websites worldwide.

    Veterinary references:
    Lafeber Vet says:


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  1. mandarin1
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jul 24, 2018
    The only thing I could maybe think of adding is to mention that it is added to the food and not really dissolvable in water like a lot of other medications given. Great job on the article though! The best thing about it is the example dosage that you give, so people have a good reference point. I'm sure many people will be looking at it, it's great information to know!
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    1. casportpony
      One of the veterinary references I found says not to mix it in food, which is why I don't mention food. The couple of times I have used it I just mixed it with water and tubed it. Okay, great suggestions, let me see what I can do to improve! Thanks a bunch!
  2. ronott1
    "Helpful for candida and other fungus"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jul 4, 2018
    Great Start!

    Sourcing by Country might be a nice addition
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      What can I add or change to improve this article?


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