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Levamisole wormer info needed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TwoCrows, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Can anyone help with mixing and dosing of this drench wormer?

    https://www.vetpoultry.com/products/prohibit-soluble-drench-powder

    I believe you mix the packet in one quart of water? What is the dosage I then give orally to a flock of 5 and 6 pound birds? How many consecutive days? Repeat in 10 days? Do I store the mixed batch in the fridge and does it last for 10 days?

    Sorry about all the questions, I am clueless about this stuff. Trying to use something other than Safeguard.

    Thank you everyone!
     
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    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Thanks! But this sounds like the standard mixing for cattle. Generally chickens require more medication than cattle or swine?

    Anyone here using this stuff?

    Kathy, @casportpony what is your take on this medication?

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    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    I will look it up after dinner!
     
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    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Thanks a bunch Kathy!!! :)
     
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    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Don't mix the whole pack in water, I'll try to figure out a tsp per quart solution, and a per bird solution if you want to do them orally.
     
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    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    I would rather dose them each orally so I know they are getting enough, rather than in drinking water. I have some very finicky hens. But I will use drinking water if we cant come up with a dosage per bird.

    I found a PDF on using 8 -16 mg per pound in broiler chickens? Still not sure how to mix it.

    Thanks Kathy!
     
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    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Can you count out the number of tablespoons in your pack?
     
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    Using that dosage I come up with 1 gram of powder per ten birds at the high end of the dosing and using an average weight of 5.5 pounds.

    (You need 44-88mg per 5.5# bird and there it's 900mg medication per gram of powder)

    I am assuming you cannot weigh out fractions of a gram.
     
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    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    One teaspoon of most poultry powders weigh 2.5 to 3.3 grams.
     
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