antibiotic-lots of math, LOL

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seminolewind, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I decided to treat my 3 hens for their bumblefoot. So I go to the feed store and ask. All they have is cattle bolus size Albon. A pill treats a 200 pound calf. So I buy the pill. It's 5 grams, which is 5000 milligrams. The dose for a 4 pound chicken is about 10 milligrams. So I put the pill in a cup of water and grind it up in the coffee grinder. Now I have 5000 milligrams in a cup of water which is 240 milliliters. And the dose comes out to a half a milliliter. There are 5 milliliters in a teaspoon. But since I'm a nurse I have a one ml. syringe, and now I can give the dose.

    Moral? Sometimes you just have to make due with what you have.
     
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  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    We need a post of the conversion breakdowns of different measurements for meds, especially for all us thats not great in math...... [​IMG]
     
  3. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The active ingredient in Albon is Sulfadimethoxine, Its used to treat Cocci and Coryza in chickens..It will do nothing for bumblefoot.....
     
  4. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
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    why not use Penicillin-G procaine, or other penicillin?
    or Baytril? even Cipro (ciproflaxin) might work if you're dealing with infection (usually staph).

    I wouldn't use Albon.

    did you oil the legs?(Bag Balm works well..some people use Vicks)

    did you treat for mites?

    http://shilala.homestead.com/ivomec.html
     
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