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Active Ingredient(s): Dextrose, maltodextrin, sodium silico aluminate, dried Bifidobacterium bifidum, dried Lactobacillus fermentum, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus, dried L. casei (avian strain), dried Enterococcus faecium, dried L. plantarum, and dried Pediococcus acidilacticium fermentation products.
The guaranteed total (viable) lactic acid producing bacteria is 25 million colony forming units (CFU) per gram.
Indications: The product is recommended as part of the management program for birds and reptiles subjected to changing environmental or nutritional conditions or after antibiotic therapy.
Dosage and Administration: Hand Feeding: Mix with formula after cooling to 100°F or less. Provide one (1) feeding on days 1,3,5 and 7, and then one (1) feeding per week until weaned from hand feeding formula.
Amount of BIRD BENE BAC™ Powder
1/8 level teaspoon
1/4 level teaspoon
1/2 level teaspoon
Growing and Maintenance: Treat birds once a week by top dressing BIRD BENE-BAC™ Powder on moistened or oiled dry food or fresh fruits or vegetables. Use table above as a guideline for amount to feed up to a maximum of one (1) teaspoon per treatment. Discard uneaten food after no more than eight (8) hours and thoroughly wash dishes.
Changing Conditions: Use the quantities indicated for growing and maintenance, but provide two (2) feedings, three (3) days apart, before and after periods of environmental or nutritional changes. If the bird is anorexic, consult a veterinarian.
General Information: If several birds are maintained in a common cage or flyway, use the approximate total weight of all birds to determine the feeding level. Mix with the feed so that all of the birds receive the appropriate dose.
For large ratites, use one (1) teaspoon for growing birds and two (2) teaspoons for mature stock. Follow the frequency directions indicated above. One (1) level teaspoon equals approximately 2.7 g of BIRD BENE-BAC™ Powder.
Wash all feeding dishes, water bottles, or water dishes thoroughly with hot, soapy water and rinse well after each use.
Reptiles should be provided BIRD BENE-BAC™ Powder on the same weight basis as birds.
Be sure to contact a veterinarian for any illness.
Precaution(s): Store in cool, dry conditions.