Measuring a dose in milligrams with kitchen measurement tools. Que headache.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheDens, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. TheDens

    TheDens Out Of The Brooder

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    Argh. Okay, quick rundown for those who didn't read my other thread: one of my chicks was sneezing a lot but otherwise acting normal. Somebody helpful suggested doxycycline. Minor situation change: three of the chicks are now sneezing, one has discharge on her beak. Anyway, I ran up to tractor supply, and they don't have doxy, they only have tetracycline, and only one brand of it. They said it would work just as well, so I bought it. Didn't have much choice, really. Anyway, this package is for a much larger flock than I have. The directions say 400mg per gallon of water, and mix up a new batch every day. I have no small weight measurement devices around the house, and the lady at tractor supply said they had no way of measuring this stuff, either. Various google answers give differing opinions on how many mg of powder are actually in a half teaspoon. I only have four chicks using a quart waterer. I also have a half gallon milk jug washed out and handy, if I need to use that instead. Can anyone help me out with this? Even in the best of circumstances, my math skills are nonexistent. Add in a vague tiny weight-to-volume conversion, and I'm lost. :-/
     
  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Tetracycline Hydrochloride 400 g,instructions on package state to give 2 level teaspoons per 4.5 litres of water.

    Or Duramycin 10 HCI soluble powder dose - 400 mg is 1/2 Tablespoon per gallon or 800mg dose is 1 Tablespoon per gallon

    Link for dosage

    http://www.durvet.com/dl/Durvet-Poultry-Brochure.pdf
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    What brand is it and I'll see if I can figure it out. If it's the Duramycin-10, the doses that ten chicks posted are correct.

    -Kathy
     
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  4. TheDens

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    Yeah, its Duramycin-10. Thanks!
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good luck!

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