# Oxytetracyline and Tetracycline Powder Doses

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

1. ### casportponyPoop Inspector GeneralPremium 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. ### casportponyPoop Inspector GeneralPremium Member

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Oxytetracycline

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

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3. ### casportponyPoop Inspector GeneralPremium Member

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Tetracycline Powder 5.5% (55mg per gram)

Product looks like this:

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)

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4. ### casportponyPoop Inspector GeneralPremium Member

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Oxytetracycline - 343

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
5. ### casportponyPoop Inspector GeneralPremium Member

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@casportpony
Have I told you lately how much brain work that you have saved me?
Thank You again!
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7. ### casportponyPoop Inspector GeneralPremium Member

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You're welcome!

-Kathy

8. ### KsKingBeeOverrun With Chickens

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

9. ### casportponyPoop Inspector GeneralPremium Member

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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. ### KsKingBeeOverrun 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.