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Duramycin??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MikasGirl, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom and I just acquired a rooster, and we wanted to treat him with an antibiotic, Duramycin. Only problem is, we got the antibiotic from our feed store, and they had lost the instructions on how to treat chickens. He has a gallon water and is currently quarantined so does anyone know how I should dose him?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I had the same question a couple years ago. I resorted to measuring out a package. Came up with 94- 1/4 teaspoons per bag. Since the bag said 1 bag to 110 gallons I use a scant 1/4 teaspoon per gallon.

    Hope this helps

    Imp

    ETA- This was the 6.4 oz small foil pouch.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
  3. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

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    Oh crap I am over dosing mine! I gave them a tablespoon per gallon.
     
  4. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 1/4 teaspoon sounds about right from what I remember.
    Here is what the package I have says:

    Duramycin-10

    6.4 oz package

    each lb contains 25g of tetracycline hydrochloride - the 6.4oz pckage contains 10 grams of tetracycline hydrochloride.

    6.4 oz will make:
    100 gallons containing 100 mg dose
    50 gallons containing 200 mg dose
    25 gallons containing 400 mg dose
    12.5 gallons conaining 800 mg dose

    caution -- prepare fresh solutions at least once per day. Solutions are not stable for more than 24 hours.

    For Chickens:
    CRD Air Sac diseast - use soluble power in the drinking water at a drug level of 400-800mg per gallon per day. Infectious Synovitis: use soluble powder in the drinking water at a drug level of 200-400 mg per gallon per day. Administer 7-14 days.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. TheRanch

    TheRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Depending on what you are dosing for at 800mg dose = about .5oz or 12ml which is just under a tablespoon per gallon.
     
  6. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone!
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    This is kinda interesting. Different strengths! Who'd a thunk it.

    I hesitated responding to this post because in the past others have posted different amounts. One person called the Co. and was told 3/4 tespoon per gallon. Another person said they measured it out and had another different amount.
    My package does not have the same info that DTRM30's has, but my package is several years old. Glad you posted it.

    I think I'll buy a new package and start measuring again, for all the dosages.

    Imp
     
  8. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are Duramycin and Terramycin the same thing? I haven't started him on it yet, and I found a pack of Terramycin, so I was wondering, Terramycin or Duramycin, which should I give him? Or are they the same? Thanks!
     
  9. MotherJean

    MotherJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Duramycin is tetracycline. Terramycin is oxytetracycline. They are chemically different because of an added oxygen molecule, but studies have shown that both seem to do an equally good job as a broad spectrum antibiotic. As a layperson, I would consider them interchangeable.
     
  10. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so my next questions is .... trying to figure out how much powered mix to put in an egg yolk to treat one bird instead of my whole flock. I want a doseage of about 200 mg .....

    Anyone have any idea ? I'll try to figure it out later but figured if someone knew off the top of their head ..... ????
     

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