Are these dosages alright?

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Post   » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:50 pm

Hi everyone I'm new here, I asked this on the UK forum but it seems like this forum is recommended for medical concerns. So I took my boar- Dillon- to the vet two days ago because he was having trouble breathing. The vet who looked at him thought he might also have GI stasis and prescribed him a bunch of medications. He has been taking these medicines for two days now and seems a bit too drugged up and I'm worried the vet may have given too high dosages. Could you help me figure out if these doses are right? Dillon weighs 0.67 kgs

The doctor prescribed:
Enrofloxacin- 0.12 cc twice a day
Metronidazole- 0.12 cc twice a day
Pro-bi 0.10 cc twice a day
Metoclopramide 0.31 cc twice a day
Meloxicam 0.06 cc twice a day

Thank you
here are the strengths of the medications as listed on his discharge papers.

Enrofloxacin Is 50 mg/ml
Metronidazole- is 100 mg/ml
Pro-bi isn't listed
Metoclopramide 1 mg/ml
Meloxicam is 1 mg/ml

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Post   » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:20 pm

All are fine. The meloxicam is a little low; many vets are exceedingly cautious with NSAIDs in herbivores and that's fine, but he can have more if he's painful.

My source is Carpenter's exotic formulary, 4th edition.

The probiotic is "freehand". It's a supplement, not a medication, so if you end up giving him a little more, no harm done.


Post   » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:23 am

Thank you!

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