Anyone Here Good at Math? - Math and Medications

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  1. casportpony

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    Exercise Number Two

    Second up is how to calculate an oral drench of 9.6% amprolium based on this:
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    Source: http://www.manorvets.co.uk/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Manor chickens.pdf

    What the above picture says is that the dose should be 20 mg of amprolium per 1kg (kilogram) of bird weight.

    Calculate doses for the following:
    • 2 ounce chick
    • 7 ounce chick
    • 1 pound bird
    • 10 pound bird

    Show your work!

    -Kathy

    Edited to change 200 ounce to 7 ounce
     
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  3. Free Spirit

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    Ugh Math ! LOL
    Starting with your first post: in US measurements

    If the directions say for a mix at 0.012% = "8 fl oz per 50 gal" then we need to find how many ounces per gallon.
    50 gallons divided by 8 ounces = 0.16 oz solution per gallon

    1 Teaspoon = 0.166666667 (1/6) Ounce
    1 Teaspoon = 4.92892159 Milliliters

    The first is a normal dose. The second is 2x dose for severe. The third is 1/2 of normal dose. So the answer is as follows:

    0.012%: .16oz solution per gallon = 0.96 tsp = 1 tsp or 4.73 ml - for normal solution.
    0.024%: .32oz solution per gallon = 1.92 tsp = 2 tsp or 9.46ml - for stronger solution.
    0.006%: .08oz solution per gallon = 0.48 tsp = 1/2 tsp or 2.36 ml - for the remainder of treatment.

    Now to work on the second part of your query. [​IMG]
     
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    I think it's interesting to see how different people come up with the answers! Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]

    -Kathy
     
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    It would be great if UK members can work it out too because the measurements are slightly different in metric. I only used the US system of measurement.
     
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    Exercise Number Three


    How many milligrams (mg) of amprolium are there in:
    • One gallon at the 0.024% level = ??? mg
    • One gallon at the 0.012% level = ??? mg
    • One gallon at the 0.006% level = ??? mg


    -Kathy
     
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    Exercise Number Four


    What are the per liter doses for the following:
    • 0.024%
    • 0.012%
    • 0.006%

    -Kathy
     
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    Exercise Number Five

    How many milligrams (mg) of amprolium are there in:
    • One liter at the 0.024% level = ??? mg
    • One liter at the 0.012% level = ??? mg
    • One liter at the 0.006% level = ??? mg


    -Kathy
     
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  10. casportpony

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    I start by converting to metric.

    9.6% Corid = 16 ounces = 473.176 ml
    @ 0.024%, 473.176 ml makes 50 gallons, so 473.176 รท 50 = 9.46352 ml and I round up to 9.5 ml for one gallon.

    The 0.012% amount is 1/2 that (4.75ml) and the 0.006% amount is 1/4 the 0.024% amount (2.375 ml)

    -Kathy
     
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