Duck with Bumblefoot (Warning Viewer Discretion Is Advised)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DiamondSwan, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Chicken Obsessed

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    That's what the vet told us to do for the dog. I think a whole pill is too much though.
     
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    Ok, @Amiga might know.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Aw, I don't have any experience with the Keflex- I hope casportpony can find confirmation soon.[​IMG]
     
  4. casportpony

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

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    Just looked it up in one book and that book has a range listed. The most listed is 45mg per *pound* 2-4 times a day, which is pretty close to what my vet prescribed for one of mine.

    So yes, one 500mg capsule is way too much for this duck.

    -Kathy
     
  5. Miss Lydia

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    How best to give it since it is in pill form ? @casportpony
     
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  6. DiamondSwan

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    Ok. How many days should I do that?
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Dosing will be tricky because it's a capsule, I think, and capsules a full of little bits. If I've done my math correctly, dose for her should be 1/3 capsule twice a day for 7-10 or 14 days. Can't remember what the vet told me.

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

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    Disclaimer: I have no medical training and the information I have given is just my best guess based on the one time I used it and the dosing information in the book "Clinical Avian Medicine".

    -Kathy
     
  9. DiamondSwan

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    How did you give it to your duck?
     
  10. casportpony

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

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    Mine was a bigger bird, and we had 250mg capsules, so we just gave her a capsule. You have to open a capsule, divide it as best you can into three piles, then find a way to get the one of the piles into your duck.

    Maybe call a pharmacy and ask if they have empty capsules that you can buy.

    Make sense?

    -Kathy
     

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