Penicillin dosage to give 5 lb. Pekin with bumblefoot?

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

  1. MotherDuck3r

    MotherDuck3r In the Brooder

    Jan 15, 2010
    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

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    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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