Metronidazole Powder For Chickens

At some point or another, every flock owner is likely to face illness in his flock.  Unfortunately, by the time the owner sees any symptoms, an illness has often existed longer than one would think and should be addressed quickly and taken seriously.  The nature of chickens, as birds, is to mask all symptoms as long as possible to avoid being considered vulnerable – and tasty – to predators. MetroPlex is an effective and safe treatment for several protozoan and anaerobic bacterial diseases of fish (Cryptocaryon, Hexamita, Ichthyophthirius). It does not adversely affect the filter bed and is easily removed with carbon. It can either be dosed into the water or combined with Focus in a medicated food mix. It will treat both internal and external infections regardless of the delivery method. When used in a medicated food mix, it is excellent for treating parasites in tanks that contain invertebrates. MetroPlex is gentle and there little danger of overdosing.

Too often, when a chicken is sick, people resort to the old standard package of yellow powder as a treatment – not understanding what it does and does not do.  Owners really are not to blame as often even the feed store personnel have just been taught “when a chicken is sick, just give it this yellow stuff – here.”  It is time to demystify and clarify the process of treating chickens when they are sick.

Description

Metronidazole (brand name Flagyl®) is a synthetic, nitroimidazole antibacterial and antiprotozoal agent. It is used to treat bacterial infections caused by anaerobic bacteria (such as Clostridium), and Giardia and other gastrointestinal protozoal flagellates. Storage/Stability: Metronidazole tablets and HCl powder for injection should be stored at temperatures less than 30°C and protected from light. The injection should be protected from light and freezing and stored at room temperature.

available as tablets (250 or 500 mg) to be given orally or as an injectable solution (5 mg/mL) for IM administration. Resistant organisms may require two daily injections followed by two more doses repeated in 14 days. Metronidazole is an effective and safe treatment for several protozoan and anaerobic bacterial diseases of fish (Cryptocaryon, Hexamita, Ichthyophthirius). It does not adversely affect the filter bed and is easily removed with carbon. There is little danger of overdosing. Usual dose is 125 mg/10 gallons.

Features of Metronidazole Powder For Chickens

  • Does not adversely affect the filter bed and is easily removed with carbon
  • Will treat both internal and external infections regardless of the delivery method
  • Can either be dosed into the water or combined with Focus in a medicated food mix
  • An effective and safe treatment for several protozoan and anaerobic bacterial diseases of fish
  • When used in a medicated food mix, it is excellent for treating parasites in tanks that contain invertebrates

Indication

Antiparasitic, Metronidazole is indicated to treat diarrhea and other intestinal problems caused by intestinal protozoa such as Giardia, Trichomonas, and Entamoeba. Metronidazole may be used in small animals and horses for treatment of a variety of anaerobic infections. Metronidazole may have some immune-modulating activity in the intestine of animals and has been used to treat inflammatory bowel disease in animals. 

Dosage and administration

For oral administration.

Poultry: 1g per 1-1.5 litre drinking water, for 3-5 days.

Cattle: 60mg/kg body weight.

Prices of Metronidazole Powder For Chickens

$29.95 – $113.99

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