Need calcium gluconate 23% solution oral dosage

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  1. cackelcastlex10

    cackelcastlex10 Out Of The Brooder

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    can someone tell me the dosage to give my hen for calcium gluconate 23%? I believe she is egg bound she spends hours in the nest box and lays no egg, she finally goes out to walk around and she will stand in a tree with her tail down. She is eating very little and drinking very little. I have crushed up a tums and tried that 2X's with no result.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you tube feed? If she were mine I would tube a bunch fluids and give calcium gluconate at 100mg per 2.2.

    To calculate dose - weight of bird in pounds, divide by 2.2, times 100, divide by 230. The answer to that is how many ml to give. Here is an example for a 6 pound hen:
    6 / 2.2 x 100 / 230 = 1.18ml (okay to round up)

    Can you feel an egg in her vent?

    -Kathy
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The 100mg per 2.2 pounds is what my vet said I should be using, but I have used up to 3 times that.

    -Kathy
     
  5. cackelcastlex10

    cackelcastlex10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I felt and egg yesterday but when I felt her today she took off on me her belly is not swallon so I wanted to have the calcium ready if and when I catch her. My vet sent the calcium through my neighbor to me but didn't have the dose. He said if it didn't work he would come by and see her. I was hoping the tums would have worked by now.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Catch her and stick her in your bathroom full of steam... That's what my vets have me do.

    -Kathy
     
  7. cackelcastlex10

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    Ok I will try that thanks
     

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