So I took King to the vet today to be treated for tapeworm. This is
how it went:
Vet: So, what makes you think she has tapeworm?
Me: Uh, the phone call I got from your office after I brought in a
fecal sample.
Vet: (looking in file). Oh. It does say tapeworm. Huh. I looked
at that sample myself. It wasn't tapeworm. It was a stongyle egg.
Me: oh.
So we treated for Strongyles instead. She used a drug I'm not
familiar with, Pyrantel Pamoate (Strongid T). Since she didn't manage
to inspire much confidence in me (although maybe it's the fault of the
staff, not the vet herself), I decided to check it out. Can't find
much info. Can someone with a Frye book look this up for me? MK's
site has a bit of dosage info, but it contradicts what the vet
perscribed.
Here's what I got: .05cc of Strongid T now and .05cc to use in 2 wks,
PO.
Here's what I figured out: Strongid T comes at a concentration of
50mg/ML. King weighs approx. 300g. By my calculations, she is being
dosed at around 8.3 mg/kg (I suck at math, so if a smart person could
check me here I'd appreciate it - Barbara?).
The upside to all of this I didn't have to pay for the office visit
because of the screw-up. I only had to pay for the drugs, which were
a whopping $4 for both doses. The midwest may have some drawbacks,
but cost of living is not one of them!
-Z
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Alright, I took this one on because I don't want to go to bed.
.05cc of Strongid = .05 mL of Strongid
(50 mg)/(1 mL) = concentration of medicine
(50 mg)/(1 mL) = (x mg)/(.05mL)
multiply both sides by .05 and you get x to be 2.5 mg of medicine per dose.
(2.5 mg) / (300 kg) = .0833 mg / kg
Did you mean 5 cc? If not, how do you measure out .05cc? Isn't 1cc in the
same size group as a single drop of water?
For 5 cc, it would be:
(50 mg)/(1 mL) = (x mg)/(5 mL)
x = 250 mg
(250 mg)/(300 kg) = .833 mg/kg
-Ben
Alright, I took this one on because I don't want to go to bed. .05cc of Strongid = .05 mL ... mL) = (x mg)/(.05mL) multiply both sides by .05 and you get x to be 2.5 mg of medicine per

dose.
(2.5 mg) / (300 kg) = .0833 mg / kg Did you mean 5 cc? If not, how do you measure out .05cc? Isn't 1cc in

the
same size group as a single drop of water? For 5 cc, it would be: (50 mg)/(1 mL) = (x mg)/(5 mL) x = 250 mg (250 mg)/(300 kg) = .833 mg/kg -Ben

AUGHH! Math! Kill me!
Cindy
Alright, I took this one on because I don't want to go to bed.

I took this one on after a good night's sleep. :-)
.05cc of Strongid = .05 mL of Strongid (50 mg)/(1 mL) = concentration of medicine (50 mg)/(1 mL) = (x ... get x to be 2.5 mg of medicine per dose. (2.5 mg) / (300 kg) = .0833 mg / kg

(2.5 mg) / (0.300 kg) = 8.333 mg/kg
Did you mean 5 cc? If not, how do you measure out .05cc? Isn't 1cc in the same size group as a single drop of water?

1 cc = volume of cube of dimension 1 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm

1 cc = 1 ml, for practical purposes.

1 inch = 2.54 cm
Syringes are available in sizes to measure 0.05 cc.

To Email me remove All doubt.
1 cc = volume of cube of dimension 1 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm 1 cc = 1 ml, for practical purposes.

Doesn't 1 cc = 1 ml in actuality as well as for practical purposes? If not,
how many ml precisely is 1 cc?
About the syringes, wow. Seems like the syringe would be small as hell.
-Ben
1 cc = volume of cube of dimension 1 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm 1 cc = 1 ml, for practical purposes.

Doesn't 1 cc = 1 ml in actuality as well as for practical purposes? If

not,
how many ml precisely is 1 cc? About the syringes, wow. Seems like the syringe would be small as hell.

I have 1ml syringes that are marked every 0.01ml
Chloe
1 cc = volume of cube of dimension 1 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm 1 cc = 1 ml, for practical purposes.

Doesn't 1 cc = 1 ml in actuality as well as for practical purposes? If not, how many ml precisely is 1 cc?

Yes, sorry.
Should have been: 1 cc = 1 gm, for practical purposes.

To Email me remove All doubt.
(2.5 mg) / (300 kg) = .0833 mg / kg

You need to get more sleep! The thought of a 300 kg skink gave me a good laugh though!
-Z
Doesn't 1 cc = 1 ml in actuality as well as for practical purposes? If not, how many ml precisely is 1 cc?

Yes, sorry. Should have been: 1 cc = 1 gm, for practical purposes.

Thank you Derek (and Ben) for the math check.
Thanks for the reference Fr0glet.
I'm willing to say that the vet seems to know what she's doing. Which is good, because I just noticed that Ripper has a dark/swollen spot on his lip. Dammit!
-Z
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