Penicillin dosage to give 5 lb. Pekin with bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MotherDuck3r, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. MotherDuck3r

    MotherDuck3r Out Of The Brooder

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    My Pekin has bumblefoot. We have been doing nightly epsom salt/soap soaks since trying to remove the plugs last Thursday. Keeping her wrapped up & dry in the garage etc. I read that penicillin helps get rid of the infection. My question is how much do I give her and where do I inject it? She weighs about 5 lbs. If you have any other advice or remedies please share, I think I have other ducks with this problem too and it is starting to get overwhelming.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    0.5cc (ml) IM (in the breast muscle) twice a day. If no response in 7 days, switch to Cephalexin pills (orally), 250mg twice a day for 14 days. Tricide-Neo foot soaks and Preparation H seem to work well along with neoprene duck shoes from Nettie to keep the feet dry, meds in & poop out. [​IMG]
     

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