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Urgent Help Please....Baytril 0.5% liquid for sour crop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thailand, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Hi,

    I need urgent help with the dosage of Baytril 0.5% (liquid form) for sour crop. I've tried everything else and this is likely the last hope.

    Many thanks
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    The 10% Baytril is usually prescribed for poultry. Here is a link from the Bayer website where the poultry dosage is listed as 10mg per each Kg or 2.2 lb of the 10% Baytril. Can you figure out how much of your 0.5% equals 10mg?

    Dosage Baytril tablets: 1 x 5 mg enrofloxacin per kg bodyweight (bw) daily: 15 mg tablet: 1 tablet per 3 kg bw 50 mg tablet: 1 tablet per 10 kg bw 150 mg tablet : 1 tablet per 30 kg bw Baytril 2.5 % Injectable solution: 0.2 ml per 1 kg bw daily. 0.2 ml is equivalent to 5 mg enrofloxacin Baytril 5% and 10% injectable: The dose is 2.5 - 5mg per kg bw or 5 - 10ml 5% injectable solution (resp. 2,5 to 5 ml 10% injectable solution per 100 kg bw Baytril Max (Baytril 100) 10% injectable solution: 7.5 mg / kg bw is equal to 7.5 ml per 100kg bw Baytril 0,5% oral solution (piglet-doser): 1 pump stroke (1ml) per 2 kg bw is equivalent to 2.5mg per kg bw. In severe cases of respiratory disease this dose can be doubled. Baytril 2,5% oral solution: 5ml per 50 kg In severe cases of respiratory disease this dose can be doubled. Baytril 10% oral solution: the dosage is 10mg per kg bw in chicken and turkeys. This equals drinking water concentrations of 50 to 100ml 10% oral solution per 100 litres of drinking water. Duration of treatment and withdrawal periods according to national registrations.
     
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  3. Thanks so much for your replies.

    Could I please ask for some help with the maths on this? [​IMG]

    I've given her 1ml tonight anyway. Hoping I haven't overdosed her.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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  5. Thanks so much for the info and the link Eggcessive. :)

    Looking at the link it says (for piglets) 1 ml per 1 kg of weight. Are you suggesting to use pounds because chickens need the stronger dose or is there some other reason?

    (It's early in the morning here and I haven't yet had my morning coffee....maybe I'm not thinking straight LOL )
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    Baytril dosage for chickens is 10 mg per Kg, or 5mg per pound. The 0.5% Baytril is 5 mg per ml. So 5mg or 1 ml per pound. A 5lb chicken would get 5 ml which equals 25 mg. A 4 pound chicken would get 4 ml which equals 20mg. The dosage for chickens is always 10 mg per lb according to the Poultry Pedia link in post 2, and the strength you have is for baby pigs, so ignore what it says to use on pigs.
     
  7. Ok. Thanks. [​IMG]

    One question though....as I've been researching on the net I discover now that once a chicken has had Baytril you are NEVER meant to eat their eggs again! Is this correct?

    She's only had the one dose of 1ml so far.....now I'm worried
     
  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    I have never used it since my chickens haven't had much illness. Most antibiotics are the same--you aren't supposed to use them in egg layers, but many people do so, and wait an appropriate length of time for egg withdrawal. Look at Dawg53's post #7 in this thread where he says that egg withdrawal is 28 days: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/541070/denegard-baytril-or-tylan
     
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