Terramycin Antibiotic Dosage

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chris_p, May 22, 2008.

  1. chris_p

    chris_p Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like my sick pullet has some sort of respiratory ailment. She's breathing heavily, is chirping and has her feathers ruffled.

    I picked up a pack of terramycin this morning at the local feed store. However, it looks like the dosage is 100 mg per quart of water. The entire package is 181 grams.

    Any tips on measuring terramycin.

    I asked my dairy farmer friend what he does, and he laughed. He's never dealt in that small dosage before.
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    per WES:
    4 tsp per gallon for 4 days then cut to 2 tsp per gallon for 6 days.
     
  3. mudderhen

    mudderhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you give the Terramycin to hens that are laying, how long should you wait after taking them off before eating the eggs?
     
  4. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    That sounds like an awful lot!!! 4 tsp! You might want to call the company that makes the Terramyicin and find out.
     
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    one of the problems with water application of medications is that a sick bird is usually not drinking very much... often after a couple days they will perk up a bit and drink more.... (they will also not drink a gallon of water... as far as I can tell the advice given by WES is a good general one to follow)
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Doesn't sound too high since the pack only has 100mg of antibiotic in a 180g packet of filler. So the % drug by weight is like .05%, that is being diluted even further with water.
     
  7. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Terramycin will not do anything for a respiratory problem. You should get gallimycin or tylan 50 or something specifically for respiratory.
     

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