Duramycin-10 oral preparation?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Leihamarie, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Leihamarie

    Leihamarie Songster

    Jul 28, 2016
    San Diego
    Hi all!

    Anyone know what the oral preparation dosage is for duramycin-10? I'm battling a nasty URI here and a couple of the girls are not drinking water on their own. I'd like to give them a few oral doses to kick-start the recovery so (hopefully) they'll drink on their own in the next couple of days.

    Should each chicken receive 800mg/ day?

    @casportpony or @eggcessive do you know?

  2. Sweet Basil

    Sweet Basil Songster

    Feb 21, 2014
    Arkansas, USA
    I contacted the company about it several years ago, and this is what they replied:

    "For 400 mg dose of Duramycin 10 you use 1 ½ tsp.(Duramycin 10) to 1 Gallon of Water. We recommend this dose for prevention. If a chicken is sick, we recommend a 800 mg dose which would be 1 Tablespoon to 1 Gallon of water.

    You run that as the sole water source for 5 days, then clear water for 7 days and if the symptoms persist you can repeat. Also, if you add a pinch of cherry or strawberry jello there tends to be a better consumption because they are attracted to the color red.

    The time I used it for my flock, I mixed it up in an old milk jug and poured it in their water bucket. When I had to bring two extremely sick hens into the house and hand-feed them, I mixed some up in a small cup, put it in some feed, and fed it as a soft mash. I just tried to get it the same color in the cup as it looked in the gallon jug. Not very scientific, I know, but I was able to save all the hens.

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