LA 200 &/or Bio-Mycin 200 oral dosage for 5 day old duckling

Jennrab85

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I've just saved the last 2 survivors of a clutch of 12 hatched last Thursday by a feral young hen. She has pretty much been leading them to slaughter since Thursday so I today I had enough of hearing their screams and the hawks carry them away. It's also WAY too cold for hatchlings to be outdoors so I trapped the last 2. One has a torn foot, the webbing has a hole but seems to be healing. More concerning is a faint clicking when I listen to both their breathing. I've got both antibiotics mentioned in the title of my post they're technically injection meds but both bottles say they can be administered orally. Problem being these are 5 day old babies, can someone please help me with oral dosage so I can start their drinking water. Right now they've got natridrench and some vetrx on their noses. Seems to have helped them feel better but I am worried that they are developing if they don't already have pneumonia. They've been in 40° weather with intermittent highs in the mid 60s since they're hatching.
 

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Could you get in contact with your local wildlife rehabilitator, or ask your state DNR for a place you can take them? Wood ducks (what you have), are protected under the migratory bird treaty act, and possessing them without a permit is against federal law.

As far as your LA 200 dose goes. My reading suggests the poultry dose is anywhere from 25-40mg/kg once a day, orally. Considering the 200mg per ml, you would go anywhere from 0.06ml to 0.09ml per pound of weight a day. If this were to be given, it'd have to be given orally, not in water. It's also going to be hard to accurately calculate the dose, that's why it would overall be better to see someone experienced with birds. Giving fluids to birds this young is also quite challenging.

For now, keep them in a warm, stress-free area. Ducklings need nare deep water to be able to clean debris out, so make sure that is provided. You can try offering them scrambled eggs as a protein source if you'd like.
 

Jennrab85

In the Brooder
Nov 18, 2020
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2
13
Could you get in contact with your local wildlife rehabilitator, or ask your state DNR for a place you can take them? Wood ducks (what you have), are protected under the migratory bird treaty act, and possessing them without a permit is against federal law.

As far as your LA 200 dose goes. My reading suggests the poultry dose is anywhere from 25-40mg/kg once a day, orally. Considering the 200mg per ml, you would go anywhere from 0.06ml to 0.09ml per pound of weight a day. If this were to be given, it'd have to be given orally, not in water. It's also going to be hard to accurately calculate the dose, that's why it would overall be better to see someone experienced with birds. Giving fluids to birds this young is also quite challenging.

For now, keep them in a warm, stress-free area. Ducklings need nare deep water to be able to clean debris out, so make sure that is provided. You can try offering them scrambled eggs as a protein source if you'd like.

Sadly where I live they're not protected, they're considered a nuisance and will be killed.
 

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