Terramycin Soluble Powder Mixing Directions

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by creaturebond25, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. creaturebond25

    creaturebond25 New Egg

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    I have a mediocre size flock of mixed chickens (RIR, BR, LH, Ameracaunas, White Rocks, and Buff Orphingtons). We live in the southern US and have had a horrible rainy season this year and my chickens have suffered from respiratory infections because of this. We bought some Terramycin Soluble Powder (10 gram) in a 6.4 oz packet. I think I have figured out how to mix it to accomodate my flock, but wanted to post here just to make sure. If I make a stock solution of 1 packet to 1 gallon of water and want to administer approximately 400 mg per gallon, I figured that I should mix about 5 oz. of my stock solution in 1 Gallon of water. Any comments are welcome and if anyone else has a better way to figure it out, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Victoria:/

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  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is worthless. Throw it away and get something like Tylan or Duramycin. saladin
     
  3. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your reply to this post. I'm also in the SE US and am having the same problem. Just dosed all my with the tetracycline powder. Will go to town now for something different.

    Nothing I hate more than sick chickens. Creaturebond, what are yours' doing? My silkies have crusty eyes and I have a Brahma and a Welsummer with a cough/sneeze.
     
  4. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Saladin, dumb question... Are those water additives or some sort of injection?
     
  5. creaturebond25

    creaturebond25 New Egg

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    Saladin: I tried the Tylan injectible. I gave it for 4 days SQ and then noticed my Leghorn roo developed a huge bruise where I had been injecting. I got really nervous and stopped the injections. The Terramycin Powder I have is water soluble. Isn't the active ingredient in Duramycin the same thing as Terramycin?
    Julie: I have one Leghorn Roo with a recurring/incurable ear infection and another Gray Bantam Roo with a swollen eye/drainage. We've had chickens for almost a year now and have had coccidosis, fowl pox, and the occasional respiratory infection. My silkies seem to be doing ok, but I have several hens with what I think may be allergies.

    Victoria
     
  6. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give the Tylan injectable by mouth: it works much faster and there is no bruising.

    Duramycin is Oxytetracycline.
    saladin
     
  7. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you are using inectible drugs do they also work orally? I thought not. What would be the dose for Duramycin and Tylan? Terri O
     
  8. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. creaturebond25

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    Saladin: What's the dosage on the Tylan by mouth?
    oberhaslikid: Thanks for the info.

    Victoria
     
  10. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks you so much for that link to the dosages chart! I will never wonder again! I am posting it on my coop door. Terri O
     

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