Does anyone know the dose for Albon Suspension?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fox, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Fox

    Fox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a the type prescribed by a vet (a flavored suspension), not the kind usually added in water?For a very small dog (Yorkie) they say to give 30cc once a day, but I don't know what to use for a small, mutt chicken. She is half Silkie, half Golden Comet, but no bigger really than the Silkies. I believe she must have Coccidiosis as she had a bloody blob stuck to her feather. I thought perhaps something was wrong with her vent, but after I cleaned her up, I did not see anything. Her poo was smelly and on her feathers. She acts normal otherwise right now. Also have another chicken with her vent area being a mess. So I'm thinking I may have coccidiosis in the flock... odd since none are young, but we've had really weird and very wet weather this winter, and I wonder if it's bring things out in the soil and so on. So since I have this Albon Suspension, I thought I could use it for the chickens, but I don't think it's the type you dilute with water, so I'm not sure exactly how much to give. Any help would be very appreciated! Thank you!!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    What is the concentration of the Albon? There are differing strengths from 5% to 12% and so on. This link says to treat at 25 mg per pound in the first dose, and then 12.5 mg thereafter. It sounds like your yorkie is getting a lot, since most yorkies weigh 3-9 pounds. Most chickens weigh between 1 1/2 lb for a bantam to 5-7 lb for a large chicken. Here is one link I found with the dosage above for dogs and cats:
    http://www.drugs.com/vet/albon-oral-suspension-5.html

    I'm more familiar with the generic sulfadimethoxine powder or liquid, given in water for chickens. These 2 links below give that dosage:
    https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/sulfadimethox_albon_.html
    http://www.drugs.com/vet/sulfadimethoxine-concentrated-solution-12-5.html
     
  3. Fox

    Fox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the links.The label on the bottle only says Albon Suspension on it. Maybe I misread the numbers in the dose. It was for my sister's dog, so I wasn't giving the med. I will have to check. I am more familiar with the type to add to water as well, so I was unsure of this. Thank you for the help!
     
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