powder antibiotics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by secondhandrose, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. secondhandrose

    secondhandrose Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me how to mix up the powder antibotics for my girls. I had one die on me and another one is beginning to
    sneeze or cough so I want to get a handle on this. The package says to mix a gallon
    at a time, but it says to use 400 to 800 mg
    and I'm old and didn't do well at math in school. I estimated about 1/8 of a teaspoon to a gallon, don't want to give them too much
    or too little. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mg is a measure of weight and tsp is a measure of volume. More accurate to convert to ounces where 800 mg = .028 oz Hope this helps!
     
  3. secondhandrose

    secondhandrose Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you from Indiana Pa. So now I'm looking at around 1/4 of an ounce.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Keep in mind that sick birds wont eat nor drink. You'll have to make the mixture and use an eyedropper or syringe to give it to her orally 4 to 5 times a day to be effective. What is the name of the soluable powder? I might have the dosage written down somewhere, including withdrawal times.
     
  5. secondhandrose

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    The name of the antibiotic is Duramycin-10. The girls are eating and drinking just fine, heard one of them either cough or sneeze and
    that's the same thing that started when I lost one of them. Didn't pay much attention at the time but then she wouldn't eat or drink
    would just sit around in one spot with her tail down and after a day she was gone.
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Duramycin dosage is 1 tablespoon per gallon of water made fresh daily. There's a 21 day withdrawal period.
    http://www.durvet.com/dl/Durvet-Poultry-Brochure.pdf
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/193203/crd-duramycin-dosage-for-chickens/30 Post #33
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2012
  7. Mtnldy's Gurlz

    Mtnldy's Gurlz New Egg

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    What does "withdrawal period" mean? I gave my gurlz the 1Tbs to one gallon of water starting Monday through the following Sunday, and they've been off since then. Is that how long I wait to start eating the eggs or how long I was supposed to keep them on it?
     

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