They have Corid but chicks still fluffing up and dying!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rlhagan56, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. rlhagan56

    rlhagan56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These chicks are 5 & 6 weeks old, their coop is warm and clean, clean water, grit for the egg they love, medicated feed, all clean. I clean out and add clean shavings every other day, or now that snow is on the ground, add a layer to the floor. All have been vigorous and active, they eat, drink and take in grit very well. Last week one was fluffed up and sleepy, I immediately added Corid to their water and using a dropper treated this one. It died overnight. So for 8 days now the others have been on the Corid, all healthy and doing well. (I sit with them for about an hour each day to observe).

    This morning another is fluffed up and sleepy, I know it will die too! What is going on and what else can I do? I have never lost chicks, this coop was thoroughly sanitized ( I am a germophobe) before they went in, they are warm with no drafts, but air flow above. No other chickens, no access to outside. I am at wits end!

    I am using 1/2 tsp Corid to a gallon of water, is this right?
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    No, the 1/2 teaspoon dose is wrong, and always has been. Correct dose is no less than 1.5 teaspoons per gallon for 5 days. How is your math, I can show you why it's not 1/2 teaspoon if you're interested.

    -Kathy
     
  3. rlhagan56

    rlhagan56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just going by the dosage decided on, on another thread,"Need Help With Corid Dosage". Dang it, THANK YOU WILL CHANGE IT. They have been on it 7 days. I could cry!
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That thread has caused many people to under dose. [​IMG] My next post will show the math and science.

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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The FDA and the manufacturer say this:
    http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/animaldrugsatfda/details.cfm?dn=033-165
    Quote: Quote: 1 gallon = 3785 ml
    0.024% = 908.4 mg per gallon
    0.012% = 454.2 mg per gallon
    0.006% = 227.1 mg per gallon

    One teaspoon of Corid weighs 2.7 to 3.0 grams, it does not weigh 5 grams.
    One gram = 200 mg

    If 2.7 grams per teaspoon, that's 2.7 x 200 mg = 540 mg
    908.4 / 540 = 1.68 teaspoons per gallon

    If 3.0 grams per teaspoon, that's 3 x 200 mg = 600 mg
    908.4 / 600 = 1.5 teaspoons per gallon

    -Kathy
     
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