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  Possible Cocci (Confused on Sulmet dosage) Need Help Please
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kuntrygirl



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:08 am Reply with quote

Can anyone explain and help me with the dosage for Sulmet for a 3 month old pea chick ?

How many ml's or cc's would a 3 month old pea chick get if he is not able to drink the water and you have to provide it to him? Any ideas?

Is there a website that I can go to that explains dosage conversions if it is not explained entirely on the bottle of medication?

Add 2 tablespoons (1 fl oz) to each gallon of drinking water, or the contents of the 16 fl oz container to 16 gallons, or the contents of the 1 gallon container to 128 gallons. Following administration directions below, this will provide a recommended dose of approximately 61 to 89 mg/lb/day (134 to 196 mg/kg/day) body weight in chickens and 53 to 130 mg/lb/day (117 to 286 mg/kg/day) body weight in turkeys, depending upon the dosage, age and class of chickens or turkeys, ambient temperature, and other factors.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:48 pm Reply with quote

Hi kuntrygirl
The instructions I have for sulmet are:
Mix the drinking solution according to the label to achieve a 12.5% solution. Add 2 Tablespoons of this to drinking water for 3 days.

Personally, I use Corid 20% powder for coccidiosis. I use 2 teaspoons of powder per gallon of drinking water for 5 days. Mix it fresh every day. Corid is on the shelf in farm stores.

Good luck and let us know how your chicks do. If you don't think they are drinking enough of the water, you can put some of it in a syringe or eyedropper and feed it to them.

Are you sure they have coccidia, or are you treating preventatively? Any vet can run a fecal sample to investigate parasites for you.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:13 am Reply with quote

for prevention---When buying the chick starter (yes, I said CHICK starter)
I check to see that it is medicated with Amprolium.
I do NOT want game bird starter medicated with Bacitracin.....that stuff is
for quails

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kuntrygirl



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:26 am Reply with quote

Thanks for all of the replies. My pea chick died last week. I have sent her body off to the lab for a necropsy to find out what happened to her.

Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:35 pm Reply with quote

Oh kuntrygirl, I'm so sorry. Peachicks are so fragile and I'm sorry you lost your little one.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:53 pm Reply with quote

featherhead wrote:
Oh kuntrygirl, I'm so sorry. Peachicks are so fragile and I'm sorry you lost your little one.


Thank you. I will post the cause when I get the results from the necropsy.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:56 pm Reply with quote

When I was new at keeping peafowls a young peahen died. This calamity
was educational due to the fact that there was a state poultry lab only
an hour's drive away. I learned much from the very helpful doctor at
that lab. Unfortunately that lab was closed. There are still poultry labs
but all are far, far away while my car and I have both become older
and not inclined to travel. It is possible to mail stool specimen or
dead birds but I very seldom do this.

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