Now that you dissolved 2 tabs in 0.9ml of water, draw the whole thing into a 1cc syringe. If it doesn't fit (because the pills understandably displace more than 0.1cc of water) you will have to adjust it.
This is the same sort of thing I had to deal with when figuring the horse paste. The paste is not listed by volume, but by weight so diluting was tricky.
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OK, I went and checked Squeaks page, and apparently that is fine. EAch quarter of a pill gives you 5.68 mgs, which is within the 2.5-10 mg range. Whew.
Hey Chary, you could do it this way if you wanted. MUCH easier than diluting, syringing, etc.
The dilution method is not bad. Pulling all of them out for Baytril twice a day is no pignic, but I think shoving pills into all of their little mouths might be a little more effort than I can muster right now.
Thanks, KM, for donating the Baytril!
Can't help myself, sorry... but don't you mean hemostat? A hematocrit is when they do those little sticks with blood, spin them in a centrifuge, and do a blood count.I just broke the tablet into quarters and shoved each piece into their mouths with a hematocrit.
I've tried giving pills with those evil sticks that have a rubber tip and those are so difficult because the animal always spits it out or the pill doesn't fall out into their mouth. So maybe a hemostat would work better.
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If a pill says it is a 22.7 mg Baytril pill, then there is 22.7 mg of Baytril in the pill, but the pill (if you could weigh such a tiny thing at home) would weigh more because of the filler. The 22.7 mg is absolute, this is the dosage of Baytril. Your/our calculations are just fine, there is absolutely no need to adjust the calculations. If you want to be correct in your dosing, you fill to 0.9 mL, but that would be very difficult in the home. Another idea is to dissolve the pills into as little volume of water as you can (say 0.5 mL), suck that slurry up into the syringe, then fill the rest of the syringe (to the 0.9 mL) with water. Squirt it out again, mix it up, and there you go. If you have 10 mL syringes, it would be much easier, just take all the numbers times 10. Larger quantities are easier to deal with. Or maybe you need to order some flasks...
Of course, if you want to refigure for the 22.7mg/mL as Mel suggests, that is an entirely different (and voluntary) proposition. 1/4 pill per piggie sounds so much simpler...
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Chary, if this seems too much, do this. Cut each pill into quarters. If you can't shove it in the pigs mouth, then grind that quarter up and mix with water, the smaller the amount the better. You KNOW the pig needs the whole quarter, so mix it up and syringe it in. Do you have a mortar and pestle? I could not do it without those.
And you are most welcome.
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I just found out that my vet did not send Rowan's lumps out for culture. He simply opened him up, took a look at them, and then sent him off for cremation. Apparently he misunderstood what we were trying to do.
That's who whole reason why we had Rowan euthanized in the first place--so that we could find out what was in his f*cking lumps. Dammit, dammit, dammit. Why? Why? Why would he do such a stupid thing????
Now we have NO WAY of knowing what Sebastian is carrying, NO WAY of knowing what the other dumpster pigs and Itchy and Scratchy have been exposed to. It could be anything.
I am about to start screaming. 1.....2......3.........