Vetrx and Oxytetracycline

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  1. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie hen with a slight sneeze. I'm treating her with Oxytetracycline currently and I was wondering if it would be safe or not to give her some Vetrx, too.
     
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    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas?
     
  3. casportpony

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    VetRX is a topical, yes? If so, you can use them together. I would not put anything other than the oxytetracycline in the water.

    -Kathy
     
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    Package weighs 181.5 grams and has 10 grams oxytetracycline.
    10 รท 181.5 = 0.055, which means it's 5.5% oxytetracycline, 94.5% filler
    One gram = 55mg
    One teaspoon weighs about 3 grams which = 165mg x 5 teaspoons = 825 mg
    The 800 mg dose for one gallon = 5 teaspoons (825mg is close enough)


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    This package weighs 280 grams
    Package contains 102.4 grams oxytetracycline

    102.4 / 280 = 0.37 , which means that it's 37% oxytetracycline and 63% filler
    370 mg per gram
    One teaspoon probably weighs 3 grams, so it's 3 x 370mg = 1110 mg per teaspoon
    The 800 mg dose for one gallon = ~3/4 teaspoons


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    102.4 / 135.5 = 0.76 , which means that it's 76% oxytetracycline and 24% filler
    760 mg per gram
    One teaspoon probably weighs 3 grams, so it's 3 x 760mg = 2280 mg per teaspoon
    The 800 mg dose for one gallon = ~1/3 slightly rounded teaspoon

    -Kathy

     
  5. Zgm12

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    It can be used topically or orally. I will use the instructions for the topical treatment. Thanks!
     
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    You're welcome!

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