I just can't believe they said it would take three to four weeks for the results to come back after the culture! But after seven months of fighting this, i guess one more month shouldn't be that bad, knock on wood. :)
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First, they have to grow enough of the bacteria to be able to test them with antibiotics. Then they test with different strengths of different antibiotics to see what works the best, or not at all. Things grow at the rate they grow -- there's no hurrying them. But you're usually looking at a few days, not weeks.
NOTE: To clarify my above post, i meant the Gentamycin was harsh on the kidneys/liver, not nebulizing in general, badly worded, i'm sorry!
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Of course, it's been many years since I did that, and they may have a whole new way of doing it now. But you'd think it would be faster, rather than slower, if that's the case.
You also stated that for the Gentamycin in the nebulizer it's 1 ml Gentamycin and 3 ml saline, do i run it till empty? I've read threads that talk about running it till the cup is empty plus ten extra minutes, but you were saying turn it on and off after a good steam is built up, could you clarify? Do you mean build a good steam, turn off, let steam dissapate a little, turn it on, build steam, let it dissapate, over and over till gone?
Any other advice on nebulizing besides the info on water logged veggies and fruits to help dilute through the kidneys? Thanks!
Thank you for the power bar idea, it's a great one! I don't think they meant leave it running after the cup it empty, i think they meant like leaving the pig sitting in the mist for ten minutes after the meds are gone, but i could be misinterpreting that.
I read your thread and was sorry to hear of all the heartache you've gone through with your pigs. It hadn't been updated since March, i think, but it sounds like things have settled out, is that true? I hope so!
They also sell saline vials but is that something that you can just buy at, say, Walgreens or Walmart? Do you need a prescription for it? I've seen regular saline, but they seem to be more for rinsing contacts, is there some specifically for nebulizers or is sterile saline, sterile saline? Thanks!
don't choose saline for contact lenses. choose medical saline. It comes n a bag. You extract it with a syringe. It costs about $5. You get it from your pharmacy - literally from the pharmacist behind the counter - or from your vet.
My pig respiratory situation was sorted out spring of 2010,. Lots of meds can be nebulized.
Those three I mentioned are in a particular class of drug that works well with baytril. However, those three drugs are injected or nebulized. They cannot be given orally.
Baytril can be given orally or nebulized, but unless it is a critical situation, I cannot imagine why one would nebulize baytril given the cost involved.