need dosage conversion help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mrsreaper2278, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. mrsreaper2278

    mrsreaper2278 In the Brooder

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    How do I convert a flock dosage into at home use? The ratio is one packet (107 g. Or 3.77 ounces) to 100 gallons of water.
    I would like to make 1 gallon at a time. How much mediction do I use?
     

  2. aquagolda

    aquagolda Chirping

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    not sure you might need some table to convert the measurements
     
  3. mrsreaper2278

    mrsreaper2278 In the Brooder

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    Indeed. Hoping someone will be able to point me in the right direction
     
  4. 1.07 grams or 0.0377 ounces to 1 gallon water...

    Use gram scale as most ounce scales won't measure down that low precisely...
     
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  5. sljack2006

    sljack2006 Chirping

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    There are 5 grams (rounded off) in a teaspoon so I would just add between 1/8 and1/4 teaspoon per gallon and call it a day :)
     
  6. Grams are a measurement of mass a teaspoon is a measurement of volume... Yes a teaspoon of WATER is about 5 grams, and that conversion of volume to mass ends there, unless the substance being converted has the same density as water...

    If the medication is a liquid it's probably still close to the same 5 grams to a teaspoon, but on the other hand if the medication is a fluffy power that conversion could be way off..

    For example

    A teaspoon of baking flour weighs about 1.66 - 2.50 grams depending on how fluffed up it is...
    A teaspoon of baking soda weighs about 4.5 - 4.8 grams...
    A teaspoon of table salt weights about 5.7 grams...
     
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  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    What product are you referring to? Different products have different dosages for various mg's/kg's etc... I have most of them written down for reference.
     

  8. mrsreaper2278

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    This is the medication. Treating for possible cocci in a turkey
     
  9. mrsreaper2278

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    And it is fluffy white powder not liquid
     
  10. From McMurray for a comparible powder they suggest 1 tsp to a gallon maintenance or 2 tsp a gallon during outbreak, in the text but slightly different dosage on the sticker they stick to the bag... Looks like dosage is pretty forgivable...

    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/sulfadimethox_albon_.html

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