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What amount of dosage for a pekin duck of penicillin. She…

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What amount of dosage for a pekin duck of penicillin

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the bird?

She has a cough

Veterinarian's Assistant: Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the bird's name and age?

Matilda 9 months

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She is healthy and fun and full of life loves to play with the dogs

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Bird Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Matilda. We don't ordinarily dose ducks with penicillin due to its poor antibacterial spectrum and toxicity by procaine in many penicillin products. Over the counter injectable tylosin (Tylan-50 in your local feed store or online) is a better choice when injected into the breast muscle once daily in the wide range of 5 - 20 mg per pound of body weight. You can also place the injectable tylosin in Matilda's drinking water at a dose of 200 - 500 mg/liter of drinking water. Treatment should extend a minimum of 10 days. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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