Oxytetracycline dose (tbsp / tsp)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LindaNL, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    As I understand it, the package *weighs* 181.5 grams (6.4 ounces), and in those 181.5 grams are 10,000 mg of actual medicine. Does that seem right?

    -Kathy
     
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  2. LindaNL

    LindaNL Out Of The Brooder

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    It says 'This packet contains 10 grams of Oxytetracycline HCI', but it also says 'a broad spectrum antibiotic'. So I guess there ar more antibiotics in it (it's weird though, that they don't mention the other ingredients on the package, even if it's just corn).

    The instructions says that you'll have to mix 400 - 800 mg per gallon of water. It would be so complicated if they really mean to mix 400 - 800 mg of the excact amount of oxytetracycline HCI that's in the package per gallon of water, because you have to do a big calculation while they also can just put on the mg/gal of the whole package containment (than you just need a scale, and you don't have to calculate anything)... Does that make sense?
     
  3. casportpony

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    10 grams oxtet = 10,000 mg oxytet, and I think they expect one to figure out the dose based on that.

    -Kathy
     
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    Yeah, that's definitely also possible!
    It's a big differance, so I think it's important to know what they mean (800 mg powder or 800 mg oxytetracycline)!
    I'll send them an e-mail, let's see what they say :)!
     
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    LindaNL Out Of The Brooder

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    They already replied!!
    And you're right, so thanks for explaining how to read it, maybe it'll save my chicks lives ;)!

    The reply:
    Linda, 400mg dosage is 1 and ¼ level tablespoons per gallon of water.
    800mg dosage is 2 and ½ level tablespoons per gallon of water.


    Go with this and mix up a fresh batch every morning.

    Thank you!
     
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  6. svme

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    Thank you so much for this info BYC! Got a little Sizzle chick having resp probs. Got the Oxytetracycline with the pkg dosage in stock tank amounts. So, this is a huge help. Many thanks! -sue
     
  7. karenblaze

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    I mixed 1/8th tsp to a gallon of water. I'm only treating 1 rooster. How much of the solution should I give him daily. He weighs a lil over 2 lbs.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I forgot about this thread, but glad I to see it again because the doses in these two picture are wrong!
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    Please use these amounts:

    Oxytetracycline Powder 5.5% (55mg per gram)


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    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)


    Tetracycline Powder 5.5% (55mg per gram)


    Product looks like this:
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    Package weighs 181 grams and has 10 grams tetracycline.
    10 ÷ 181 = 0.055, which means it's 5.5% tetracycline, 94.5% filler
    One gram = 55mg
    One tablespoon weighs about 10 grams which = 550 mg
    800 ÷ 550 = 1.45 tablespoons
    The 800 mg dose for one gallon = 1.5 tablespoons (825mg is close enough)


    -Kathy
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! Which product do you have?

    -Kathy
     
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    I'm only treating 1 rooster. What dosage should I give him daily. I already mixed my gallon. I'm using oxytetracycline. Thanks.
     
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