# need dosage conversion help!

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

1. ### mrsreaper2278In 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. ### aquagoldaChirping

Apr 27, 2013
New Jersey
not sure you might need some table to convert the measurements

3. ### mrsreaper2278In the Brooder

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Indeed. Hoping someone will be able to point me in the right direction

4. ### MeepBeepSongster

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. ### sljack2006Chirping

Apr 10, 2014
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. ### MeepBeepSongster

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. ### dawg53Humble

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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. ### mrsreaper2278In the Brooder

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

9. ### mrsreaper2278In the Brooder

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And it is fluffy white powder not liquid

10. ### MeepBeepSongster

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...