Duramycin 10 Dosing Errors in Durvet Catalog

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  1. casportpony

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

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    The catalog shows this:
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    First error - 1/2 tablespoon does not equal 1 ounce
    Second error - 1 tablespoon does not equal 2 ounces
    Third error - The 800 mg dose is 1.5 tablespoons per gallon, *not* 1 tablespoon. and this is why:

    • Package weighs 181 grams and has 10 grams tetracycline.
    • 10 ÷ 181 = 0.055, which means it's 5.5% tetracycline, 94.5% filler
    • One gram = 55mg
    • One tablespoon weighs about 10 grams which = 550 mg
    • 800 ÷ 550 = 1.45 tablespoons
    The 800 mg dose for one gallon = 1.5 tablespoons (825mg is close enough)

    -Kathy
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
  2. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  3. casportpony

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

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    You're welcome! You would think that a big company would have verified the info. Sigh... Sadly, before I weighed the powder and did the math, I told many people to give the wrong dose.

    -Kathy
     
  4. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Kathy, what does this treat? Thanks!
     

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