Dosage for Duramycin/Tetracycline??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bleenie, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. dawg53

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    This link makes it simple, scroll down: One tablespoon per gallon of water for the 800mg dose.
    http://www.durvet.com/dl/Durvet-Poultry-Brochure.pdf
     
  2. zipper011

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    Yes I scramble the eggs and feed them to the chickens
     
  3. zipper011

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    I already know how to mix it

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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Well, you are mixing it wrong. The company says 1 TB per gallon which is 3 tsp, not 2, to make the800 mg dosage.
     
  5. casportpony

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

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    Did you weigh it? I agree that one teaspoon = 4.92892ml and that 5ml of water = 5 grams, but powder is not the same density as water, so they don't weigh the same.

    -Kathy
     
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  6. casportpony

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

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    We just want people to know how the mfg says it should be mixed.
    • 400mg dose = 1/2 tablespoon per US gallon
    • 800mg dose = 1 tablespoon per US gallon
    Their information is correct.

    Lol, please don't get me started on this like people did with Corid. [​IMG]

    -Kathy
     
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  7. dawg53

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    Save eggs PRIOR to dosing birds with antibiotics or wormers. There's residue in the eggs after dosing with antibiotics or wormers, however slight, feeding the eggs back to the chickens will help bacteria build resistance to the product. Also it can possibly extend the withdrawal time, same is true for wormers. You've heard of antibiotic resistance in humans, same is true for chickens.
     
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  8. LTygress

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    You're also feeding your chickens their own eggs which have the antibiotics in them, which is adding in a higher dose to their body, and probably not STOPPING the antibiotics as needed (since the eggs continue to have trace amounts after the chickens are done with their dosages).

    Casportpony already pointed out the problem. It really comes down to the fact that we're talking about weight versus volume in the long run. It's hard to judge how to convert the weight to volume without knowing exactly what the substance is. It's like saying which is heavier - a ton of feathers or a ton of rocks? They're both the same weight (a ton), but it's going to take MANY, MANY more feathers to equal a ton.

    Also, keep in mind that adding an antibiotic to their drinking water doesn't necessarily mean that the chickens are going to DRINK the right amount of that water for their body. A lethargic chicken probably won't even bother moving to the water container, much less standing up to drink it. And if you are forcing it on them, are you giving them enough water? Too much water?

    It's hard to say. So really, the dosage given on labels is a "safe" dose range to begin with. Your chicken may be really, really thirsty, and drink a lot more than usual which could technically overdose them, right? That's why the dosages are set where they are. It's a "safe" range, and it's actually okay to go slightly higher if you make a mistake. If these dosages could be over-dosed that easily, they would be available by prescription only.

    Although I would VERY, VERY strongly recommend giving them fresh yogurt during and after using antibiotics, too. And luckily.... I posted the instructions for making it right here.
     
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  9. zipper011

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    Yes I know. I said there is 5 grams to a teaspoon and there need to be 14.48 gram to a gallon I also said do the math and I said that ---one teaspoon will mix a 1/2 gal.. I said use a measuring teaspoon.

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  10. zipper011

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    I have a scale that will weight down to 1/100 of a gram and I have the conversion charts, Some people don't know there is a difference between the weight of a solid substance and a fluid ounce-Example-one fluid ounce of milk will weight more then an ounce of water because of the milk fats
     

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