Corid Powder Confusion

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickeneer45, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. chickeneer45

    chickeneer45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I am just treating one little chick with the corid. I am ninety percent sure that he has cocci as I saw him poop orangish glob yesterday. And his brother died three days ago with symptoms such as lethargy. I am buying the powder today from Tractor Supply. It is the 20% kind. I give my chick water in a little pizza dish that I have no idea the exact amount of water it holds. What are people's advice for dosage since I don't know its size? People keep measuring the stuff in terms of gallons.... Should I just put the correct dosage in a gallon of water, swirl it around, and then pour a small amount of it into the pizza dish? I am thoroughly confused so any answers, advice, or experience would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    That's how I would do it. FYI, the dose is *no less* than 3/4 teaspoon for moderate outbreaks, probably close to 1.5 teaspoons for severe outbreaks, it is *not* 1/2 teaspoon.

    http://www.corid.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/CORID Slim Jim-All.pdf

    Corid 20% powder:
    http://www.corid.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/me_powder-60170.pdf
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    Corid 9.6% liquid:
    http://www.corid.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/me_solution-60170.pdf
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    Amprol 20% powder:
    http://www.asp-inc.com/products/documents/prodinfo/a/amp128.pdf


    Amprol 9.6% liquid:
    http://www.asp-inc.com/products/documents/prodinfo/a/amp96.pdf


    -Kathy
     
  3. chickeneer45

    chickeneer45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a severe outbreak versus moderate?
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    That's a good question... I always treat for severe just in case, which is double the amount shown in the Corid pictures.

    The goal is to medicate the water to .024% amprolium (the numbers listed on the Corid pictures medicate it to .012%).

    Read the Amprol links, they actually label it for cattle and poultry, Corid does not, but it is the same stuff, trust me, lol.

    -Kathy
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    From the FDA:

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    Indications: For the treatment of coccidiosis.
    Amount: Administer at the 0.012 percent level in drinking water as soon as coccidiosis is diagnosed and continue for 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.


    -Kathy
     
  6. chickeneer45

    chickeneer45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if I were to put 1.5 teaspoons of corid in the gallon of water, the chick would be fine, and wouldn't get hurt or anything?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    If I have done my math correctly, the are ~280mg in each 1/2 teaspoon, so that's 840mg in 1.5. So your chick will be fine.

    -Kathy

    Disclaimer: my math skills aren't perfect, so please correct me if there is an error.
     
  8. chickeneer45

    chickeneer45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, well just to be safe, I will do a little less than 1.5
     
  9. casportpony

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    FWIW, there are ~ 480mg in one teaspoon of the liquid, 960mg in two, which is the amount needed for the .024% level.

    -Kathy
     
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  10. chickeneer45

    chickeneer45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I am going to just use 1 teaspoon. This is my final verdict unless anyone objects..... please object if you have any doubt about this!!! Would hate to harm my last chick.
     

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