Medications that can be used in Poultry - no prescription needed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by casportpony, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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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

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    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[​IMG] Soluble Pwd."



    Amoxicillin



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


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

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    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

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    Cephalexin (Keflex)

    250mg capsules
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    Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) - Banned for use in Poultry

    Comes in 250mg and 500mg tablets
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    Metronidazole (Flagyl) - Banned for use in food animals


    250mg tablets
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    100mg tablets
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    SMZ/TMP (Bactrin-DS)

    Sulfamethoxazole 800 mg and Trimethoprim 160 mg tablets
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    SMZ/TMP

    Sulfamethoxazole 400 mg and Trimethoprim 80 mg tablets
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    Doxycyline Powder

    I think these contain 100mg per packet:
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    Oxytetracycline


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    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)


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    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


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    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)


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    Calcium - injectable 23% calcium gluconate. Usually found in the cattle section of feed stores.
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    Dextrose - 50% inhectable. Usually found in the cattle section of feed stores.
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    Cipro Eye Drops - Banned for use in poultry

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

    Terramycin Eye Ointment

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    Antibiotic with Steroid Eye Drops


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


    2.5% Toltrazuril (Baycox)

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    Google endocox for birds.


    BMD (bacitracin)

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    Fenbendazole (Safeguard and Panacur)



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    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

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    Pyrantal Pamoate (Nemex)


    This version of pyrantal pamoate is 50mg/ml
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    This one is 144mg/ml
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    Praziquantel Powder

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    Praziquantel and Pyrantel Pamoate Tablets (Drontal)

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    Moxitectin - 1mg/ml

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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I am sure members in the US will find this an invaluable resource :thumbsup
     
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  3. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Kathy! YES! Super helpful. [​IMG] 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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  4. gailburt

    gailburt Out Of The Brooder

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    Great and super helpful for all of us noobs!
     
  5. Pixijayne

    Pixijayne Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    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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  7. 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
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Which one are you looking for?
     

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