Dexium Dexamethasone dosage?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Leela NH, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Leela NH

    Leela NH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know the correct dosage for chickens for 2mg/ml of Dexium injectable? I can't find anything on the net other than coming to the conclusion it is probably tiny, like .005 ml. Which would be impossible to dose.

    Trying to save a hen that is not responding to antibiotics.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help us, @casportpony. You're our only hope.

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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    I'm not sure that decadron is commonly used in chickens, but prednisone and prednisolone are used for certain problems such as wry neck or severe infections. The dosage of prednisone I have seen for chickens is 2 mg daily, but as in most chicken medicines, many things are used off label.
     
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  4. R.M.Qureshi

    R.M.Qureshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used dexamethasone in chickens. My doctor advised me 0.25cc for 3.5 kg hen.once a day
     
  5. casportpony

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

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    I found this:

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    Above is from:
    http://avianmedicine.net/content/uploads/2013/03/18.pdf

    And this:
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    From here:
    http://avianmedicine.net/content/uploads/2013/03/09_therapeutic_agents.pdf

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  6. casportpony

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

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    How many mg per ml is your dex?

    -Kathy
     
  7. Leela NH

    Leela NH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Dexium is 2mg/ml

    Thanks for your responses. I lost my hen early this morning. I took her in for necropsy at UNH. They actually sent me the results late afternoon!
    She had ovarian tumor/cancer

    She was only 3 yrs old, Black Ameraucana, not hatchery stock.

    She went fairly quickly, noticed lethargy and not other symptoms about two weeks ago, isolated her for a day, she was acting fine, put her back with flock and a few days later noticed she was very lethargic again. I gave antibiotics for 3 days and no change. She really took a turn for the worse yesterday morning, and by 5am she was gone. I did give the Dex as a last ditch attempt to save her, and it did nothing.

    I want to learn more about what causes ovarian cancer in hens, especially since she was raised organically other than being wormed a few times as a preventative.

    Thanks again.

    Leela
     
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  8. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please let us know what you find. I know hatchery stock can be prone to reproductive issues associated with "hybrid vigor."

    I would be very interested to kno, as I am working on building a flock of heritage Australorps.

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  9. casportpony

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

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    Sorry for you loss! BTW, I knew your dex was 2mg/ml, but the other person that posted an amount did not say what theirs was, just that they gave 0.25ml to a 3.5kg bird. :D

    Again, sorry for your loss.

    -Kathy
     
  10. R.M.Qureshi

    R.M.Qureshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss. The name of injection is Decadron each 1 ml contains 4 mg[​IMG]
     
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