# Duramycin/Tetracycline Dosage?

#### Tren

##### In the Brooder
So my question is, how much Duramycin/Tetracycline do I put in 1 cup of water? I'm not good at math and all options I've looked up are directions for how much to put in a gallon. I only have the one chicken sick and it's a chick, plus I don't want to waste the powder in a gallon that will go to waste seeing as she can't possible drink a gallon in a day. Help?

#### casportpony

BYC Staff
Project Manager
8 Years
Do you have a gram scale?

-Kathy

#### Tren

##### In the Brooder
No, but I looked around, is it 1/16 teaspoon Duramycin with a cup water?

#### Tren

##### In the Brooder
Or  1/8 teaspoon per 16 fl. ounces (2 cups)

#### casportpony

BYC Staff
Project Manager
8 Years
No, but I looked around, is it 1/16 teaspoon Duramycin with a cup water?
Based on this picture, the dose would be slightly less than 1/4 teaspoon for the 800mg dose:

-Kathy

#### Tren

##### In the Brooder
For a gallon that's right but she can't drink a gallon in a day, so for 2 cups of water does 1/8 teaspoon seem accurate?

#### casportpony

BYC Staff
Project Manager
8 Years
One gallon is has 16 cups, so if the dose for one gallon is one tablespoon (15 ml), then you divide
15 by 16, which is 0.9375ml per 8 ounces. There are 1.23 ml in a 1/4 teaspoon, so you want slightly
less than 1/4 teaspoon per 8 ounces for the 800 mg level, or slightly less than 1/8 teaspoon for the
400mg level.

-Kathy

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#### casportpony

BYC Staff
Project Manager
8 Years
For a gallon that's right but she can't drink a gallon in a day, so for 2 cups of water does 1/8 teaspoon seem accurate?
Slightly less than 1/4 teaspoon per cup for 800mg
Slightly less than 1/8 teaspoon per cup for 400mg

-Kathy

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#### Tren

##### In the Brooder
I think I got it. So in simple terms, a little less than 1/8 in my measurer for each cup? So 2 1/8 (but a bit less) in the 2 cups

#### casportpony

BYC Staff
Project Manager
8 Years
I think I got it. So in simple terms, a little less than 1/8 in my measurer for each cup? So 2 1/8 (but a bit less) in the 2 cups
What dose do you want to use, 400 or 800?

-Kathy

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