Vetafarm Triple C – Why We Like It:
Vetafarm Triple C is a water soluble, broad spectrum antibiotic containing the active ingredient Chlortetracycline Hydrochloride. It is a good option in treating respiratory conditions in birds. Because it can affect bone mineralization in young birds/animals we do not recommend it for birds that are not full grown. Tiamulin is an option that is safe for youngsters.
Consult a veterinarian for questions on species specific dosing.
We also carry CRD Powder, which also contains chlortetracycline hydrochloride, but is formulated for pigeons and larger birds.
Broad spectrum antibiotics are an essential tool to have on hand when a bacterial infection is suspected but the group of bacteria is unknown or when infection with multiple groups of bacteria is suspected.
Triple C is a broad-spectrum antibiotic powder formulated for use in ornamental birds for bacterial infections. Used as an ideal “first line” antibiotic, Triple C is an easy to use powder that may be added to your birds food or water.
Triple C Antibiotic Powder will be affected by the presence of calcium in the diet. During treatment remove all sources of calcium including supplements, shell grit and cuttlefish bone.
NOT TO BE USED on birds intended for human consumption.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Parrots 5.0g/L In Water (1 tsp/qt)
Finch/Pigeon 2.5g/L In Water (½ tsp/qt)
All ornamental birds 5.0g/kg In Dry Food (½ oz/6 lb)
All ornamental birds 10g/kg In Hand Rearing Food (1 oz/6lb)
**For accurate dosing of antibiotics we recommend the use of a gram scale to weigh the product vs using kitchen measuring spoons**
Remove all sources of unmedicated water and prepare fresh solutions daily. Remove sources of grit and calcium for the duration of treatment.
Supply medicated water for 5-7 days (Psittacosis 45 days) in glass, glazed or plastic containers. Do not use metal drinkers/founts.
100mg/g Chlortetracycline Hydrochloride
100 gram jar and scoop.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight, below 30°C (86°F).