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Anyone familiar with DENAGARD ??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sunny Side Up, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. kelar

    kelar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Chickenaddict - that is a really good idea. I accidentally put some water to drink in a cup that had some denagard residue in it and found out first hand how bad it tastes. Really really bad [​IMG]
     
  2. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    I've been having a hard time getting my chickens to drink this. I've put so much sugar in it that it's almost syrup and they still don't want to touch it. I'm afraid that any benefit they're getting from the Rx is compromised by them not getting enough water to drink. Plus, it's so expensive & I resent having to discard so much untouched medicated water each morning.

    I have been having success by making them a mush with layer crumbles wetted well with the medicated water. They will eat that, especially when I sprinkle cracked corn on top.

    I just thought of something, I wonder if it would help to sprinkle cayenne pepper, either in the water or over their mush? Maybe it would be strong enough to mask the bitter Denagard.

    I really don't know how well this stuff is working, or if I would ever buy it again. It's hard to tell, I'm fighting a particularly tenacious upper respiratory ailment right now. Some birds have gotten better/symptoms have gone through just using the powdered antibiotics like Tetracycline & Duramycin. Then it comes back, can't tell if it's the same ones snorking again or if it's hitting different ones each time.

    We're on Day 5 of the Denagard now, I'm going to give it to them for 2 more days. Most of the snorking has gone, except for one older hen who started showing symptoms on about Day 2, and 3 young pullets who have been snuffy for a while. I may have to cull them if they don't get better after all this. [​IMG] The thing with this illness is that most of the sick birds have continued to be active & perky despite their congestion, continued to have good appetite & activity. That's what has kept me hopeful through all these frustrating weeks.

    Anyone got any better ideas on how to get the Rx down into the chickens?
     
  3. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put denagaurd in my water and the chickens drink it no problem. Maybe im not putting enough. I will have to see. I usually put ACV(Apple cidar vinegar) in the water so my chickens are used to funky tasting water.

    Anyone know if I can put the denagaurd in the water with the ACV or should I hold off on the ACV for the 5 to 7 days I dose. I like the idea of preventative doseing one week a month.

    Lanae
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:I was always told to never add anything else to the water when using medications. No ACV, No electrolytes or vitamins, etc .... just the medication.
     
  5. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     
  6. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    It was advised here to give 1 T per gallon for preventative measures, 2 T per gallon for treatment of symptoms. But few of my birds want to drink it at any strength. The only way I can get most of them to swallow it is to pour it over a bowl of their layer pellets and make a mash. And I did get some young pullets to drink it by adding a few drops of red food coloring into their waterer, let's see if by day's end they drank enough. It's very frustrating & discouraging, to have spent all this money and time only to have most of the Rx going to waste and not into the birds it's supposed to be treating.
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Here is another thread, with dosages .... I wonder how it would work to just dose each individual chicken, instead of using the water dosage. Ya know, like a dropper of it on a piece of bread. But, how much of it? Hmmm. Or gavage method? I am interested in hearing more about this product.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=397069

    It was advised here to give 1 T per gallon for preventative measures, 2 T per gallon for treatment of symptoms.

    1 teaspoon = 5cc
    1 Tablespoon = 15cc Is that the correct dosage?​
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2010
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    On one of the denagard webpages, it listed effectiveness when combined with another antibiotic. I *think* it was duramycin, but would have to go back and re-read. Anyways, combining the two was much more effective than either one alone. However, there are other antibiotics that degrade its effectiveness.
     
  9. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    a very kind poster sent me some denagard a while back to try and beat a nasty disease/sickness in my flock that was killing my chickens faster than the local fox could(!) (thought it was cocci or blackhead but didnt respond to normal treatment for either) it cleared up after 5 days of denagard

    then just a few weeks back a hen from a local farm wondered over and 'joined' my flock, bringing with her a nasty respitory infection which knowked a lot of my chickens down. i treated with 2ml denagard per 1 litre water for 3 consecutive days...(treated ALL chickens) and not a single snuffle/sneeze/gurgle since [​IMG]) great stuff, just wish it was easier to get hold of!
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2010
  10. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where is the best place to get it ? I have a dear friend whose entire flock are rattling and coughing.. we need it now...
     

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