Administering Corid Dosage for Cocci

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vfem, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Unfortunately, I'm 99% certain my rooster died of Cocci. I know its rare, but not all birds are immune. Mine were not vaccinated, and I don't feed medicated chick feed either. My roo was over 2 years old but contracted it anyways. No signs to the rest of my flock, but since I know its there I'm treating because it can invade in kill in about 6 days leaving my other birds open to infection.

    My question is, I keep finding the dilute information for 9.6% corid, however today I could ONLY find 20% soluble powder. FDA site states this is ok, and the measurements are stated as:

    "Chickens

    Amount: 20 percent soluble powder in drinking water. Administer at the 0.012 percent level in drinking water as soon as coccidiosis is diagnosed and continue for from 3 to 5 days (in severe outbreaks, give amprolium at the 0.024 percent level). Continue with 0.006 percent amprolium-medicated water for an additional 1 to 2 weeks.

    Indications: Treatment of coccidiosis.

    Limitations: No other source of drinking water should be available to the birds during this time. As sole source of amprolium."

    --->location:
    http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/AnimalDrugsAtFDA/details.cfm?dn=033-165

    i need to know what this means in terms of diluting in water. I have an average of 6 chickens in each pen, all bantams, all about 1 lb weight (give or take some ounces). I would like to dilute in either 5 gallon or 1 gallon waterers (I have both).

    I need actual measurements in grams, ounces, teaspoons... or whatever. This package I have is 10oz (283.5 grams).

    Again, the easy measurements I see for this are only for the 9.6% solution, which was not available to me!
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    The Corid 20% Soluable Powder dosage is 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of water for 5 days. Make the mixture fresh daily. There is no withdrawal with corid.
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Awesome, thank you! The only dosage instructions I was understanding was the mixture for cattle.

    Got it all taken care of for today's treatment, will mix up tomorrow's treatment in the morning.
     

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