Powdered Duramycin (oxytetracycline) antibiotic in water

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Arielle, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Need tips from experienced users please.

    How do I divide the powder into portions for making 1 gallon at a time??

    What else should I know??
     
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  2. dawg53

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    For the 800mg dose, it would be 1 tablespoon per gallon of water.
     
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  4. Kanga77510

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    I do the 1tsp/ 1 gallon of water for most illnesses. If you're using a 3 gallon water jug, just mix 1 Tbsp. If the duramyacin doesn't work, your can try Cordid, it's another antibiotic and a little more heavy duty.
     
  5. Arielle

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    Rhonda, thank you for the clarification. My birds seem to drink a lot. ANd the 8oo mg concentration is pretty strong.

    another question--do I put the medicated out all day? For 7 days? or 14 days? The label for the powder ( oral) is different than the EOD x 3 for the injectable.

    Sometimes meds are given for three day after all symptoms have cleared up.
     
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  6. dawg53

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    Cordid? You mean corid, correct? Corid is not an antibiotic, it is an anti-protozoal used against cocci.
     
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  8. Kanga77510

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    You need to change the duramycin every day. It's only good for 24 hours at a time.
     
  9. Arielle

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    Dawg-- I have dial up so couldn't get the brochure to load completely. On the package, I see 4 days listed. WTH?
    Right-thank you for the reminder.
     
  10. Arielle

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    Feed store ran out of duramycin powder, But did have injectable. Any way to use this in their water?


    Also for future readers: Duramycin 10 is tetracycline. THe injectable Duramycin is oxytetracycline. THESE are very different antibiotics in strength.
     
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