I have 5 new chams to deworm. One has already passed worms in its stool. I need a doseage for chameleons by weight. I have both paste and crystals but I need a dilution. Anyone have a prescription they can share?
I have both paste and crystals but I need a dilution. Anyone have a prescription they can share?
Its recommended dose x converted weight
concentration of the med
after you do the conversions.
1. Convert the weight of your reptile to kilograms, to convert grams to kilograms you divide by 1000 or you move the decimal 3 places to the left.
2.Next you need to know the concentration of the meds. If a concentration is in %. multiple the % by 10 to get the concentration in mg/ml. So in your case it is 100
3. Next you need to know dose. This is in terms of milligrams of medicine to be used per kilogram of body weight of the reptile
4. Then you multiply the dose times the weight of the reptile and divide by the concentration
You will have to weigh or measure out from the paste you have, depending on the weight of your reptile, you will not need very much though
Here is an example of a dragon that is 483 grams and the panacur you have at the concentration you have
Example 483 gram dragon that needs 25 mg/kg of panacur in 10% dose
recommended dose x converted weight............ 25 mg/kg x 0.483 kg
then divide concentration of the med 100 mg/ml ..........0.12075 ml
Round off to .12 ml