sulmet dosage?

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  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I just got back with some sulfadimethoxine soluble powder and am trying to figure out how much to give them in their water.
     
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  2. ivan3

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    The quick and dirty method is to mix the entire amount into a known quantity of distilled water. 2 Tbs. = 1 oz./ 8 oz. per cup./ 6 cups = 48 oz. + 4 Tbs. = 50 oz.

    Make sure the powder is completely dissolved and the resulting `suspension' shaken well. So, two Tbs. should yield ~ single gallon dose.


    Store the unused portion in fridge should remain active for at least 6 wks (shake well before use).
     
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    liquid Sulmet is easier if you can get it..and has the dosage on the label.
    not expensive.
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I am wondering what I can do or/and what other drug to switch to. I was thinking Baycox, but maybe I should use Amprollium. Our state vet stated recently cocci is becoming more resistant to sulfa drugs.


    Does someone know where I can get Amprolium? Is it going to cost an arm and 2 legs?

    Thanks
     
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  6. dlhunicorn

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    baycox is not available in the USA as far as I know (and that would be my drug of choice) First state vet has amprollium... Peter will give the dosage instructions with that.
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Oh I put light bulbs (60W) in their pens( 3ft X 3 ft) and I covered the pens with tarps and they are inside an insulated coop, but it was probably still only 50* in there last night. They are 8-9 weeks. Should I be keeping them warmer? I am thinking I might have to insulate their pens and put a larger light bulb in. (?)

    It was 32* out last night.
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    If it is that cold, I would put in a 250 watt infared heat lamp.
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    thanks I will check state vet


    What do you think about the heat factor?



    Foys Pigeon Supply may have Baycox.
     
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    Quote:ReallY? Gee I dont want to start a small fire? Are they safe? Man I wouldnt want to be out in that cold, pooor little guys.
     

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