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CRD - Duramycin dosage for chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by welovechickens, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. welovechickens

    welovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need dosage info for my 3 chickens - they are 12 weeks old today, and this morning I found my Japanese Bantam with a foamy eye and swollen nostrils. Her voice is croaky, and she sneezed a few times. Around her eyes is swollen and red too....she looks just like me when I have a cold! lol...poor thing!

    I got Duramycin-10, but I need to figure the dosage for 400mg in 1/2gal water. The directions on the back of the package are for using the entire 6.4ozs of powder.....I am not going to mix 25gal of medicine water for 3 chickens!

    I was hoping maybe there was a chart somewhere, or someone else figured this out first. I am horrible at math! LOL
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Here is the info altho you will in my opinion be best served (to ensure the proper dosage and concentration) by calling the number given at the bottom of the page and asking a service representative (you want the 800 mg concentration) ... they are usually very helpful and will ensure you get the correct info for the smaller amount you need.
    http://www.drugs.com/vet/duramycin-10.html
    excerpt (important):
    "....Tetracycline Hydrochloride Soluble Powder
    Duramycin 10 Caution
    Prepare fresh solutions at least once a day; solutions are not stable for more than 24 hours. Use as sole source of tetracycline. Deliver the recommended dosage level in divided doses. Diagnosis should be reconsidered if improvement is not noticed within 3 days. The concentration of drug required in medicated water must be adequate to compensate for variations in the age and class of animals, feed consumption, and environmental temperature and humidity, each of which affects water consumption..."
     
  3. welovechickens

    welovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ended up figuring out the amount for 400mg in 1/2 gallon water. The package says chickens should have 400-800mg....so I started with 400. Is 800 the best for them? I can switch since today is only their first dose.
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    go with the 800 milligram
     
  5. welovechickens

    welovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, thanks!
     
  6. Rjaym73

    Rjaym73 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the same product, and only need a few gallons a day, so I was wondering the same thing. You said you figured it out, what did you come up with for 400 and 800 mg per gallon? I came up with 1 tsp per gal for 400 and of course 2 tsp for 800.
     
  7. dicaprio

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    Quote:Hi, did you ever find the answer to the conversion? I'm in the same situation. I have three laying hens that I need to administer tetracycline to, and I can't find the proper conversion on the web. HELP!
     
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Most of the time that type of meds do not work, as it is caused by a virus. Tylan 50 used as an injectable helps them get over it better, but it can be a carrier state if either CRD(MG/MS) or Coryza....
     
  9. dlhunicorn

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    I also think ppl forget that it has to be made up daily (you cant use what you made the day before!)...if you are only treating one bird then a gallon is way too much
     
  10. dicaprio

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    I was told that the mixture should be made on a daily basis, and to give it to the chickens for three straight days. I'm assuming that a 1/2 gallon would be more than enough. So, 1/2 tsp per 2 quarts for 400 mg of tetracycline mix.
     

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