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Tepox 48 for Chicken Diarrhea Treatment

Tepox 48 is one of the leading poultry drugs intended to treat intestinal and digestive infections. Tepox 48 is developed and being manufactured by Excellence Poultry and Livestock Specialists Inc., famously known as “Tatak Excellence”.

This potent antibiotic has a combination of Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole which is proven to be very effective against Colibacillosis (yellowish droppings – diarrhea), Pullorum (whitish droppings – diarrhea), and Coccidiosis (diarrhea with blood mixture). The drug is also effective against fowl cholera and other digestive infections that result in abnormal droppings.tepox-48

Although Tepox 48 is developed primarily for gamefowls, the drug is proven to be effective in all types of chickens and can also be used in swine.

Tepox 48 can be purchased in any poultry and agrivet supply and is widely available online in both Lazada and Shopee. The price ranges from ₱34 to ₱36 per 5g sachet. You can get a discount if you buy in bulk online.

Tepox 48 Dosage

For chickens that are not having any problems yet, prevention is necessary, especially for free-range chickens. These birds can easily get diseases from contaminated soil and water.


Mix 1 sachet of 5 grams Tepox 48 to 10 liters of clean water.  Serve the mixture  for 3 straight days


Mix 1 sachet of 5 grams Tepox 48 to 5 liters of clean water.  Serve the mixture for 5 to 7 days.

Serving the mixture in the morning when their stomachs are empty is highly recommended.

Questions related to Tepox 48 and chicken digestive system infections

What do I do if my chicken has diarrhea?

Vets normally advise feeding a probiotic following antibiotic treatment to help to restore the good gut bacteria. Diarrhea is caused by worms. Diarrhea can be a sign of worms, and a routine flock care plan should always include regular worming. Consult your vet or Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) for advice.

Why does my chicken have watery poop?

Too much protein or drinking large amounts of water can cause watery-looking droppings. If additional symptoms are noted, the cause needs to be determined. Ideally, a droppings sample will be brought to a veterinarian for a fecal float test.

What are the signs of coccidiosis in chickens?

Common signs in infected flocks include reduced feed consumption, rapid weight loss, droopiness, ruffled feathers, and severe diarrhea. Wet droppings with mucus are common. Clinical infections are seldom seen in poults >8 wk old. Morbidity and mortality may be high.

What does a water belly look like in chickens?

Amber or clear fluid (lymph) was found in the abdominal cavity, hearts were enlarged with fluid in the pericardium (the sac surrounding the heart), livers were swollen and congested and sometimes with fibrin adhered to their surface, and lungs were pale or grayish.

Why is my chicken poop runny and Brown?

Runny brown poop can be a sign of infectious bronchitis or E. coli. However, it’s more likely that the chickens ate foods that had a lot of water, like cucumbers or zucchini. It’s important not to confuse runny poop with cecal poop, too.

What gets rid of diarrhea fast?

A diet known as BRAT may also quickly relieve diarrhea. BRAT stands for bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. This diet is effective due to the bland nature of these foods, and the fact that they’re starchy, low-fiber foods. These foods have a binding effect in the digestive tract to make stools bulkier.

What do you put in the water for a sick chicken?

Adding a vitamin/electrolyte supplement into the drinking water for a day or two can help an already dehydrated chicken rehydrate. In the absence of electrolytes, Gatorade may be substituted. Food is much less critical than water initially for a sick bird.

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