Medications that can be used in Poultry - no prescription needed

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Erythromycin (Gallimycin-PFC)


General info - http://www.drugs.com/pro/gallimycin-pfc.html
Available at - http://www.jefferspet.com/products/gallimycin-pfc-250gm-erythromycin

Package weighs 250g
Package contains 65g of Erythromycin
Package is therefore 65 ÷ 250 = 0.26 = 2.6% Erythromycin
One gram = 26mg Erythromycin


From the Durvet site "Aids in the control of Chronic Respiratory Disease due to Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Infectious Coryza due to Haemophilus gallanarum, and Bluecomb. An ideal antibiotic to rotate with Tylan
Soluble Pwd."



Amoxicillin



It's sold for fish in 250mg and 500mg capsules.


A common dose is ~125mg/kg twice a day

It looks like this:





Tetracycline Powder 5.5% (55mg per gram)


Duramycin - 10 and Terra-Vet 10 (55mg/gram).

It's available at TSC and many places online. I have some of the powder, and I have a gram scale, so I weighed it and one teaspoon weighs about 10 grams, so the 800 mg dose is 1.5 tablespoons per gallon, *not* 1 tablespoon per gallon.

http://www.drugs.com/vet/duramycin-10.html

Mixing Instructions: 6.4 OZ WILL MAKE:
100 gal containing 100 mg of tetracycline hydrochloride/gal
50 gal containing 200 mg of tetracycline hydrochloride/gal
25 gal containing 400 mg of tetracycline hydrochloride/gal
12.5 gal containing 800 mg of tetracycline hydrochloride/gal

Product looks like this:





Cephalexin (Keflex)

250mg capsules






Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) - Banned for use in Poultry

Comes in 250mg and 500mg tablets




Metronidazole (Flagyl) - Banned for use in food animals


250mg tablets

100mg tablets



SMZ/TMP (Bactrin-DS)

Sulfamethoxazole 800 mg and Trimethoprim 160 mg tablets


SMZ/TMP

Sulfamethoxazole 400 mg and Trimethoprim 80 mg tablets



Doxycyline Powder

I think these contain 100mg per packet:





Oxytetracycline




This package weighs 181.5 grams and has 10 grams oxytetracycline.
10 ÷ 181.5 = 0.055, which means it's 5.5% oxytetracycline, 94.5% filler
One gram = 55mg
One teaspoon weighs about 3 grams which = 165mg x 5 teaspoons = 825 mg
The 800 mg dose for one gallon = 5 teaspoons (825mg is close enough)






This package weighs 280 grams
Package contains 102.4 grams oxytetracycline

102.4 / 280 = 0.37 , which means that it's 37% oxytetracycline and 63% filler
370 mg per gram
One teaspoon probably weighs 3 grams, so it's 3 x 370mg = 1110 mg per teaspoon
The 800 mg dose for one gallon = ~3/4 teaspoons








102.4 / 135.5 = 0.76 , which means that it's 76% oxytetracycline and 24% filler
760 mg per gram
One teaspoon probably weighs 3 grams, so it's 3 x 760mg = 2280 mg per teaspoon
The 800 mg dose for one gallon = ~1/3 slightly rounded teaspoon


Medistatin (Nystatin)





Calcium - injectable 23% calcium gluconate. Usually found in the cattle section of feed stores.



Dextrose - 50% inhectable. Usually found in the cattle section of feed stores.



Cipro Eye Drops - Banned for use in poultry



PM me for website. Fear not, source is a well known poultry supply house in the US.

Terramycin Eye Ointment




Antibiotic with Steroid Eye Drops




PM me for website. Fear not, source is a well known poultry supply house in the US.


2.5% Toltrazuril (Baycox)



Google endocox for birds.


BMD (bacitracin)




Fenbendazole (Safeguard and Panacur)






Albendazole (Valbazen)

Just found this source for 60ml of Valbazen for $14.75:
https://www.wholesalekennel.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=29


This is the 500ml bottle and it costs about $44




Pyrantal Pamoate (Nemex)


This version of pyrantal pamoate is 50mg/ml

This one is 144mg/ml



Praziquantel Powder




Praziquantel and Pyrantel Pamoate Tablets (Drontal)




Moxitectin - 1mg/ml




 

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Hi Kathy! YES! Super helpful.
Do you have a thread started on what medicines to keep on hand? I had a sick chicken scare the other day and realized I was "almost" completely unprepared. I did have electrolyte/vitamin supplement and probiotic on hand so I administered that. The chicken was fine the next day and still is fine thankfully. So now I have the following on hand:

Electrolyte/Vitamin Combo
Probiotic
Terramycin
Sulmet
Corid (ampolium) I realize that Sulmet and Corid both treat the same thing now
Oxytetracycline HCI
Blu-Kote

Is there something important that I am missing and that I should have?

Thanks for this!
 

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I have been told to use Equest Plus Tape which has Moxitectin 19.5mg/g & Praziquantel 121.7 mg/g.

http://www.vetnpetdirect.com.au/EQUESTP#.WCkNMPl96Uk

Can anyone tell me what the dosage would be ?

I was told to add it to warm water then soak bread in that water - but I can't remember the dosage amount per chicken.
The Praziquantel dose for poultry is 10 mg/kg, so that looks like this:
1 kg x 10 mg / 121.7 = 0.08 ml per 1 kg (1000 grams)

Here's the rub... Moxidectin is not as safe as ivermectin, so one should be careful. The most common moxidectin dose is 0.2 mg/kg, so it looks like this:
1 kg x .2 mg / 19.5 = 0.01 ml per 1 kg (1000 grams)

What the above shows is that to give an effective amount of praziquantel that you need to give 8x more moxidectin than you should, and I'm not sure how safe that is. Let me research the the moxidectin more.

-Kathy
 
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Nadinewolf

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almost all of these require a prescription :( i cant find anything i need for my hens without a vet visit attached so upsetting its costing me a bomb
 

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almost all of these require a prescription :( i cant find anything i need for my hens without a vet visit attached so upsetting its costing me a bomb
Welcome to BYC! Which one are you looking for?
 
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