Duramycin10 dosage?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sammy, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi i posted i have 2 hens and 1 either was bit by a possum or a has some cut toes

    Following rec's here I purchased some antibiotic

    duramycin 10 (10g)

    packet says

    Control of chronic respiratory disease (CRD air sac disease) caused by Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Escherichia coli, infectious synovitis caused by Mycoplasma synoviae sensitive to tetracycline hydrochloride.

    CRD AIR SAC DISEASE: Use soluble powder in the drinking water at a drug level of 400-800 mg tetracycline hydrochloride per gallon per day in divided doses. INFECTIOUS SYNOVITIS: Use soluble powder in the drinking water at a drug level of 200-400 mg tetracycline hydrochloride per gallon per day in divided doses. (Administer for 7-14 days).

    so should i give 400-800 mg for a gallon?

    (i have a 1/2 gallon waterer so it would be 200-400)

    or is this even the right medicine

    (anyone know what 200-400 mg is in teaspoons?)

    any help is very welcome

    thanks!​
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2009
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one teaspoon for ever gallon of water each day for ten days
     
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    what about plain old neosporin, I've used it on chickens it works very good
     
  4. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks

    i went with the antibiotic because i noticed her bit toe looked a tiny bit different from the other

    i put neosporin on as well-but she proceeded to step in her food dish her water dish and her poop!

    ty again
     
  5. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duramycin is virtually worthless especially for an infected foot. I have never experienced that in my own flock so i'm not sure what antibiotic you should give her but i am sure someone else with more knowledge will come along soon
     
  6. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:well i started it last night anyway-her foot has a cut that is scabbed over-it isnt bleeding and doesnt look infected just a bit swollen-

    many posters to my original thread seemed to rec'md antibiotics...

    ?


    i put neosporin on as well

    she is still eating very well and drinking and perching...
     
  7. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well her foot healed but not straight her "knuckle" is a little bent to the left...she has a small limp too

    i stopped the duramycin today (10 days) how long do i need to wait before the eggs can be eaten again?

    THANKS SO MUCH!
     
  8. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    help????
     

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