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Oxytetracyline and Tetracycline Powder Doses

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by casportpony, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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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)






     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    This package weighs 280 grams
    Package contains 102.4 grams oxytetracycline

    102.4 / 280 = 0.37 , which means that it's 37% oxytetracycline and 63% filler
    370 mg per gram
    One teaspoon probably weighs 3 grams, so it's 3 x 370mg = 1110 mg per teaspoon
    The 800 mg dose for one gallon = ~3/4 teaspoons

    -Kathy

    Edited to add:
    Please check my math!
     
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  3. casportpony

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    Tetracycline Powder 5.5% (55mg per gram)

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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)
    Edited to add:
    Please check my math!
     
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  4. casportpony

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    102.4 / 135.5 = 0.76 , which means that it's 76% oxytetracycline and 24% filler
    760 mg per gram
    One teaspoon probably weighs 3 grams, so it's 3 x 760mg = 2280 mg per teaspoon
    The 800 mg dose for one gallon = ~1/3 slightly rounded teaspoon

    -Kathy
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015
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    Have I told you lately how much brain work that you have saved me?
    Thank You again! [​IMG]
    Scott
     
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    You're welcome!

    -Kathy
     
  8. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Yes! Great resource for all of us. Could you add Tylan powder too?
     
  9. casportpony

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    Tylan powder is a litte trickier... The mfg says the dose is 50 mg per pound per chicken per day, so one would have to have a rough idea of how much water was being consumed. Chicks drink something like 18% of their weight per day, laying hens 13 ish percent, and non laying adults drink about 5%. So without doing a bunch of math, I'm gonna guess that the dose is 1-4 teaspoons per gallon per day.

    -Kathy
     
  10. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I did some looking around, it is one teaspoon per gallon of water. Just my luck when I was looking for it a couple of weeks ago I stopped at the first post that said per five gallons, no wonder I am still having problems.
     

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