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  1. #1
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    Default measuring small amount of poultry antibiotic?

    My pet chicken is ill .
    She is lethargic not eating a lot,hanging around under the heat lamp more than usual and this AM I noticed bloody stools. She IS thirsty.She will eat treats like bread and lettuce. She is 4 years old and NOT a layer as she has not layed eggs for two years now. And she is moulting.
    I am not going to take her to the vet (sorry, but she is only a chicken, not like my cats or horses and I have to be reasonable with my animal budget) .
    So I bought some poultry powdered tetracyclene ,figure it can't hurt, but the instructions are for mixing many gallons. I only need to make a pint or so at a time. It says 400 Milligrams for a gallon of water . Does anyone have any idea in teaspoons etc how to measure that small an amount?
    Patty Stiller CNBBT,CNBF,CLS, CE
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    How many mg's in a ML in your particular concentration?



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    I know I won't be of any help Patty, but try heading over to backyardchicken forum....

    there is an emergency section there with a help section at the top that should have dosages etc.

    http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/51...s#post_6580204


    Try that link and see what is relevant. I didn't look closely, but I hope something helps you!
    Life is too short to argue with a mare! Just don't engage! It is much easier that way!

    Have fun, be safe, and let the mare think it is her idea!



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    How many mg's in a ML in your particular concentration?
    I am not sure . It says "each pound contains 25g of tetracyclene hydrochloride activity. This packet contains 10g" (6.5 ounces)

    This packet will make 100 gallons containing 100mg of tetracyclene hydrochloride, or 12.5 gallons containing 800mg.
    It says "for turkeys use at a drug level of tetracyclene per gallon to provide 25mg per pound of body weight per day in divided doses."

    I am lost. Math was never my greatest asset. HELP
    Patty Stiller CNBBT,CNBF,CLS, CE
    Natural Balance Certified Lameness Specialist ,instructor.
    www.hoofcareonline.com



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    oh oh you're reconstituting a powder

    http://www.drugs.com/vet/amtech-tetr...owder-324.html

    is this what you're using?



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    "A stock solution of 71.4 g of product dissolved in 1500 mL (approximately 50 fl oz or 3 pints) of warm water provides about 34 mg of tetracycline hydrochloride activity per mL."

    If so, that will get you there to 34 mg/ml. Then if its 25 mg a pound, just find out how many mg's you need and give that many ml's.



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