Fish Zole dosage for Black head

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chickenzoo, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I think my one Tom has black head as he has been feeling down for the last 2 days and has bright yellow and green poo as well as a dark face hue. I got in the Fish -zole today 250mg and gave him 2 pills. I just wanted to make sure I gave the correct dose.....and to do that for 5 days? He is about 8 months old. He is still roosting at night and seems a little peppier.....but still not eating well, just picking.
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    I know this is an older thread (hope the turk is doing well).

    Just an FYI on dosage:

    Metronidazole is one of the most commonly used drugs for anaerobic infections. It is effective for giardiasis; other drugs used for Giardia infection include albendazole, fenbendazole, and quinacrine. Maximum dose that should be administered is 50-65 mg/kg,q24h, in any species.

    Best guidance I could run down.

    Testing of various antiprotozoals (in vitro) for Blackhead: http://ps.fass.org/cgi/reprint/81/8/1122
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Thanks you for finding that, he is fine now after being dosed for 5 days.
     

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