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Drugs that can be used in Ducks - no prescription needed

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by casportpony, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Birds on the brain Premium Member

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    Bless you heart for doing this, K!
     
  2. HappyTails

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    So wonderful, thank you! Do you know if there is a way to bookmark threads for future reference?
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Are you posting from a phone or computer? From a computer I just add to bookmarks.

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  4. HappyTails

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    Phone....
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Metronidazole (Flagyl)


    250mg tablets
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    100mg tablets
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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2015
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    SMZ/TMP (Bactrin-DS)

    Sulfamethoxazole 800 mg and Trimethoprim 160 mg tablets
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    SMZ/TMP

    Sulfamethoxazole 400 mg and Trimethoprim 80 mg tablets
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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2015
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Of course seeing a vet would be ideal, but that's not always an option.

    Making your own suspension might come in handy if you have a small duckling, because it would be impossible to give it the correct dose using a pill, and many of the pills don't really dissolve in water, so you need a special compounding liquid that the particles will stay suspended in.

    Right now I have a 300 gram pigeon that I'm treating for canker, and the dose to treat canker is 60mg per kg, so that means I would have to find a way to get just 18mg out a pill, which is impossible.

    And with this you can make your own suspensions:
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    http://www.amazon.com/Ora-Plus-Oral-Suspending-Vehicle-Paddock/dp/B000GGHSQM\

    -Kathy
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Doxycyline Powder

    I think these contain 100mg per packet:
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Oxytetracycline


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    This package weighs 181.5 grams and has 10 grams oxytetracycline.
    10 รท 181.5 = 0.055, which means it's 5.5% oxytetracycline, 94.5% filler
    One gram = 55mg
    One teaspoon weighs about 3 grams which = 165mg x 5 teaspoons = 825 mg
    The 800 mg dose for one gallon = 5 teaspoons (825mg is close enough)

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    This package weighs 280 grams
    Package contains 102.4 grams oxytetracycline

    102.4 / 280 = 0.37 , which means that it's 37% oxytetracycline and 63% filler
    370 mg per gram
    One teaspoon probably weighs 3 grams, so it's 3 x 370mg = 1110 mg per teaspoon
    The 800 mg dose for one gallon = ~3/4 teaspoons


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    102.4 / 135.5 = 0.76 , which means that it's 76% oxytetracycline and 24% filler
    760 mg per gram
    One teaspoon probably weighs 3 grams, so it's 3 x 760mg = 2280 mg per teaspoon

    The 800 mg dose for one gallon = ~1/3 slightly rounded teaspoon

    -Kathy
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Medistatin (Nystatin)


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