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Using Corid Liguid

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kikiriki, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Songster

    May 26, 2011
    Central Florida
    Corid 9.6% Liquid
    Dose measuring for chickens

    I was not satisfied with the conversation between US measures and metric measures...it was difficult to get a clearcut US measure amount in my opinion.

    For this method use a clean 2 liter soda bottle (it will fill it more than halfway)
    Use the mL measures you'll find on most liquid measuring cups. (My Pyrex 2 cup measuring cup has metric on the opposite side from the U.S. measurements.)
    Use a dosing syringe that measures in mL units down to 1mL. (These are available at the drug store or pharmacy section of the grocery store.)


    See Merck Veterinary Manual Table 3 for use in water:
    Source link:
    http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/pou...in_poultry.html?qt=Coccidiosis poultry&alt=sh

    Treatment calls for
    0.012 % to 0.024% solution for 3 to 5 days
    0.006% solution for 1 to 2 weeks

    Corid manufacturer states (near the bottom of page 2) that there are 96mg (weight) of amprolium per 1mL (volume) of liquid in the solution.
    Source link:

    Thus, using the "by weight per volume" solution concentration calculator found here

    To get a .012% concentration
    96mg (1mL of the liquid) added to 799mL of water equals 800mL
    That is not much, so multiply by 2
    **2mL Corid liquid in 1598mL of water makes 1600 mL of 0.012% mg/mL solution**

    To get a .024% concentration
    96mg (1mL of the liquid) added to 399mL of water equals 400mL
    That is not much, so multiply by 4
    **4mL Corid liquid in 1596mL of water makes 1600 mL of 0.024% mg/mL solution**

    To get a .006% concentration
    96mg (1mL of the liquid) added to 1599mL of water equals 1600mL
    **1mL Corid liquid in 1599mL of water makes 1600mL of 0.006% mg/mL solution**

    All of these formulations provide 1600 mL which equals 1.6 liters, so you can mix in a clean 2 liter soda bottle.

  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    This is how my brain works...

    The 0.024% dose per US gallon (128 ounces) is 9.6 ml

    There are 3784.41 ml per gallon, so it's 9.6 รท 3784.41 = 0.00253672302 ml per one ml of water
    0.00253672302 x 1000 (1 liter) = 2.53672302 ml per liter

    So to make 1.6 liters at 0.024% it's 0.00253672302 x 1600 = 4.058756832 ml

    Same results, just different ways to get there. [​IMG]


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