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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by casportpony, Sep 21, 2015.
Bless you heart for doing this, K!
So wonderful, thank you! Do you know if there is a way to bookmark threads for future reference?
Are you posting from a phone or computer? From a computer I just add to bookmarks.
Sulfamethoxazole 800 mg and Trimethoprim 160 mg tablets
Sulfamethoxazole 400 mg and Trimethoprim 80 mg tablets
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:
I think these contain 100mg per packet:
This package weighs 181.5 grams and has 10 grams oxytetracycline.
10 ÷ 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)
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
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