Scatter-bug developed an infection after his neutering. Vet removed a "huge" sac of yuck & put him on the azithromycin. 1 ml, once a day, and told me to flush the incision site with a 1/10 betadine solution (this was before I found out the betadine stings like you-know-what). It did heal well though.
P.S. Those Health Record Books are so handy!!
Peek - began Azithromycin 4/7/2014; Weight on March 19 was 2lbs 9 oz (1317 grams). For some reason I can't remember, I switched measures to pounds totally so... By June 6th, he'd completely stopped limping and was at 2 lbs 15 oz. Currently weighs 1407 grams (3 lbs. 1.6 oz)
Scatter was neutered on Jan. 30, 2014. Weight was 1378 grams on 1/24. Started Azithromycin on the Feb. 18, was 1341 grams. On Feb 25th, vet removed the infection - he was at 1312 grams. By March 10th he was completely healed; weight at 1256 grams and gaining. Currently weighs 1458 grams (3 lbs 3.4 oz.)
On a side note: In Jan (before neutering) Scatter seemed to develop a URI and vet put him on Baytril LA (?) 0.6 ml once daily for 14 days. After only 3 days, he developed major problems with his rear legs: they didn't seem to be able to hold his weight; when he's stand, he'd "stretch" his rear legs out behind him, but held the stretch for longer than normal; laid down to eat; kicked all the beddiing (at that time was on carefresh) away so he was laying on bare choroplast. Stopped the Baytril and problem cleared up immediately. He lost approximately 20 grams between Jan 1 and Jan 22. I can't remember why we went ahead with the neuter on the 30th. Vet must have felt he was healthy.
- Supporter in '13
I know a large number if pigs who have had it with no side effects.
I'll ask TEAS to comment. She has used it with many of the pigs who've stayed at her sanctuary, for a variety of things from abscesses to head tilts.
- Supporter in '13
She started with complete refusal to eat.
Then passed blood (was bloody round her rear end).
Her pee turned orange.
Her tongue swelled up.
Luckily my friend is very observant, contacted the vet, and discontinued the zithromax use.