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Proper way to give a shot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Southern28Chick, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I'm giving my bumblefooted RIR a penicillin shot in a minute. Never gave a chicken a shot before. I do it in the thigh right? 1cc?

  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Wait a minute...my penicillin says:

    PEN BP-48
    Penicillin G Benzathine and
    Penicillin G Procaine in
    Aqueous Suspension

    Is that what I give? Is that a stupid question? [​IMG]
  3. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

    Mar 7, 2007
    Mount Airy, NC
    BP-48 is a long-acting penicillin (48 hours). I'm not sure on the dosage for chickens, but it is 1 cc per 20 lb. bodyweight for pigs. I would use 0.5 cc on a hen or rooster. Also, give it on day 1 and then skip a day and give it again. This will give you 96 hr of penicillin in the blood stream. It is important that the antibiotic is in th eblood stream long enough to kill the bacteria.

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