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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:55 pm 
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my birds are not drinking the water with Moxidectin plus in it they are turning their beaks up at it i have withheld water , eliminated all other water and even doubled their scratch in the hope they would drink the duck is gulping it down but the birds have not drunk a drop .So do i give it straight down the throat and how is the best way to do this
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:58 pm 
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Try putting some raspberry cordial in it. Perhaps take the duck out if she's been done.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:10 pm 
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What andrewschooks said.
The easiest way is direct dosing. Use either a 1ml or a 5 ml syringe (chemist or vet) and dose at 0.5 - 1ml/kg. (not all at once or it may go down the wrong way -watch for the swallow reflex) This way there is not the wastage that happens with water dosing and the battle is over and done with in one hit. I use a hanging luggage scale and a 'green bag' to weigh my bird.
Repeat in 3 weeks.
If you really want to dose in water, (Moxi is really bitter) try adding some red cordial to sweeten and attract by colour but even then the chooks need to be pretty thirsty to drink sufficient. Caution with the duck - they drink much more water/body weight than chooks (I don't let my ducks have access for the full time, but don't really have a guide line to suggest)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:21 pm 
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It tastes really horrible so I don't blame them! Direct dosing or try the cordial with it.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:30 pm 
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So how do you give it to them with a syringe orally
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:54 am 
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Weigh the chook, work out the dosage 0.5 - 1.0 ml / kg. (undiluted) Draw it up into syringe, open beak (takes a bit of practice but you will work it out) and squirt it into back of mouth. A couple of ml at a time is ok but if it is a big chook give them time to swallow between squirts.
I like to sit with bird on my knee or have one leg on a box to give me a bit more control or if the bird really struggles, wrap it in a towel and do the job in dim light with the help of a torch. Once you are confident the process is easy.
Keep the remaining product cool (not chilled) and out of the light.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:04 pm 
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This gives you the general idea.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:25 pm 
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Great resource. Thanks Squeaker.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:14 pm 
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Hi John i can not see what you up loaded sorry


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:30 pm 
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Here you go Ross https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3ze6KXPKvU

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:40 pm 
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nice video of it!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:04 pm 
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Thanks everyone mission complete,a hand full of scratch after the treatment and the chooks and I are all friends again :biggrin:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:58 pm 
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ross.coggan wrote:
Thanks everyone mission complete,a hand full of scratch after the treatment and the chooks and I are all friends again :biggrin:


Well done Ross! :laughing :laughing

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