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Ordered niacin CAPSULES... they sent me TABLETS. advice?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lunyre, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. lunyre

    lunyre Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered these for my ducklings, and im having difficulty getting them to dissolve.. i can only get about half the tablet to dissolve in water. i mixed it with some brewers yeast and i have about 100-120mg in a gallon of water. I make sure i shake it thoroughly before giving it to them, but theres still a little residue on the bottom now and then.. any fixes i can try? I cant find ANY place to order gel capsules online.. and i havent found them in any pharmacy near me. :/ any advice for any of this?
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I would sprinkle it over their food.



    I managed to raise healthy ducklings with non-medicated chick feed and nutritional brewers yeast liberally sprinkled on the top.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I know they are hard but instead of trying to get them to dissolve crush them before putting them into water, put them into a baggie close it up making sure all air is out and hit with a hammer a few times. Residue is normal.
     
  4. lunyre

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    I'm doing the same. im supplementing with niacin and yeast in both their food and water. its helped them GREATLY with their development issues. no more problem visibly so far. Its just annoying to get the niacin to dissolve.
     
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  5. lunyre

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    Yeah i figured... i'll try mashing it next time and sprinkling it half in the water and half in the food. that way i figure they're still getting it regardless.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would try placing the tablet in a little water overnight, see if that softens it. Just an idea, I have not done this before. At our place, I have a marble mortar and pestle, and just last night crushed up a mineral pill quite handily. Some people have pill crushers.
     
  7. lunyre

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    I just went and ordered an EzyPill Crusher for like 8 dollars on amazon. that should help.. the one my grandmother uses is the same kind and works decently.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    What ya'll don't like my cave man way of crushing a pill? [​IMG]
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Miss Lydia, you are very likely much more - umm, you probably have more finesse than I do. I fear I would knock the edge off the counter if I tried the hammer approach. Some of us are talented like that.
     
  10. lunyre

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    hahah i may try that hammer way too! but in my experience the bag tends to rip before the pill gets crushed enough. I'll see what comes of it.
     

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