Pro Pen-G?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by scooby, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. scooby

    scooby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicken has a large wound on her side/back and so i went to the feed store and got some penicillin but then relized i had bought PRO-PEN-G (penicillin G Procaine injectable) and i thought i had read somewhere that anything ending in caine was bad/toxic to chickens. it that correct or am i mixing this up with something else. is the pro-pen-g ok to give her? and if it is does anyone know the dosage for a 2 lb chicken?
     
  2. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
    Martinez, CA
    It is okay to give Penicillin G Procaine to chickens. It's a different *caine.

    I know this from experience, as I just had a very sick hen, dosed her for a week with Pen G Procaine, and now she is back in the coop doing fine.

    To figure out the dosage, you need to know how many units per ml (cc) in your Pen G Procaine. You say you have to mix it? Mine came premixed.

    I will find the thread where we discussed proper dosing and post it here.

    ETA -- oh I see you were mixed up, not mixing it up. Back in a sec with the link.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2009
  3. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
    Martinez, CA
  4. scooby

    scooby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it says on the bottle 300,000 units per ML, and it says the highest reccomended dosage is 3000 units per lb of body weight.
     
  5. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
    Martinez, CA
    The normal dosing for Pen G Procaine is 3,000 units/lb of body weight. Does she already have an infection, or are you trying to prevent one? We used a much higher dose for my bird because she had a bad infection. If you are using the Pen G preventitively, then you might want to stick to the normal dose. For a 2 lb bird, that would be 6,000 units once a day.
     
  6. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
    Martinez, CA
    That's the same Pen G Procaine that I used. 300,000 units/ml. To give your bird 6,000 units, you would need 0.02cc for a 2 lb bird. What size syringe do you have?
     
  7. scooby

    scooby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok im not to good with math so 6,000 units would equal about 1/5 th of a ml right? are cc the same as ml?
     
  8. scooby

    scooby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ML sryinge with .20 needle
     
  9. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
    Martinez, CA
    1/5th of a ml (yes cc's are the same as mls) would be enough for a 20 lb bird at the recommended dosage. You don't want 0.2cc, but 0.02cc. Note the extra zero after the decimal.

    what size syringe do you have? What is the smallest increment?
     
  10. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
    Martinez, CA
    sorry, I am posting while you are posting. it looks like I am asking what you just answered.
     

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