Baytril (enrofloxacin) Primer

Charybdis

Post   » Fri Jan 10, 2003 4:58 pm


Yes, I would love it if they would listen to me on that. He didn't want to give it at all. They're really set in their ways.

To make matters worse, their vet said that you could give the Benebac with the Baytril. So that's what they're doing.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Jan 10, 2003 7:06 pm


Logically one would think giving it a few hours before or after would be more effective. I do think a product like Benebac could be given several times during the day with no ill effects. Something like using acidophilous -- you can't really overdose -- it just passes through you. One only hopes some sticks.

Charybdis

Post   » Fri Jan 10, 2003 8:44 pm


That's what I do with Billy Bob. He gets some Probiotin about 2 hours after the Bactrim, and then when I am soaking his feet I keep him busy by hand-feeding him blueberries with acidophilous powder sprinkled in them. Oh no, he's not spoiled at all.

But my parents are from the old school of rodent-keeping. They usually pack the antibiotic right into some pina colada yogurt. They give pineapple for G.I. Stasis and Pumpkin for diarrhea. *sigh*

The only reason their bunny is getting benebac this time is because I was the one who took her to the vet. They fought me on it, though.

Still, although they do lose some to G.I. problems, many of their rabbits have lived to a ripe old age.

Pamela Hammond

Post   » Tue May 13, 2003 9:39 am


Morris was on baytril for about 8 days, when he suddenly went from a charming, docile pet to a psychotic animal. He was hypersensitive to touch and would race around his cage, dig wildly into the corners, crash into his toys, pull the water bottle out, and then jump straight up trying to escape his box. He nearly did, and it's about 12-14 inches high. I put the cover on his box, and that seemed to calm him down a little, and we're now off the drug and waiting for him to come down. Yes, baytril will cause severe reactions, even in a g. pig! Good news--he did not bite, but he nearly had a heart attack and so did I.

pinta

Post   » Tue May 13, 2003 3:03 pm


Has he been treated for mites? When their system is stressed, mites lying dormant can flare up resulting in that kind of behavior. Extreme, yes, but not unheard of. I have never heard of that reaction to Baytril. Pigs that can't tolerate Baytril stop eating and appear ill, usually lethargic.

Pamela Hammond

Post   » Tue May 13, 2003 3:47 pm


Mites, eh? Well, worth a check--thanks! Poor Morris.

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Leinani

Post   » Sat Sep 13, 2003 6:11 pm


I'm so sorry I've never come across this thread before. Rum Tum was just prescribed the injectible Baytril--I believe it's once every 24 hours for 5 days.

Is there something wrong with this? Should I give it to him orally instead?

I could really use the advice, this is my first sick pig in years of being a slave and I'm a little worried.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Sep 13, 2003 7:04 pm


Yes, baytril is not supposed to be given solely as an injection. www.guinealynx.info/medications.html#baytril

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Leinani

Post   » Sun Sep 14, 2003 12:42 am


Thanks, I had already visited that site.

What else can I do? I really don't want to lose Rum Tum.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Sep 14, 2003 7:25 am


Was there any reason you couldn't give the baytril orally?

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Leinani

Post   » Sun Sep 14, 2003 2:02 pm


No, that's basically what I wanted to know. It doesn't really say how to do that, do I just take out the needle?

Sorry, I need step by step directions. I'm actually not the one who is treating him. I am on another island and my parents are caring for him for me. Being that I've never had a sick pig before I really don't know if I take out the needle or put the Baytril in another syringe.

Thanks for the help.

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swannie
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Post   » Sun Sep 14, 2003 2:49 pm


Never mind! Answered my own question.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Sep 14, 2003 4:13 pm


Perhaps they could squirt the dose into a plain needless syringe and then draw up a tiny amount of strawberry jam to make it taste better.

Here's a needless syringe. One would draw the plunger up so there is room for the dose to be placed inside the needless syringe.

Or if you have a very cooperative pig, the dose might be squirted on some food and fed that way.

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Leinani

Post   » Wed Sep 17, 2003 10:10 pm


Thanks for your help Lynx. Rum Tum passed away on Monday afternoon. Hopefully I'll know better next time.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Sep 17, 2003 10:21 pm


I'm so sorry. Losing a pig you have tried so hard to help hurts.

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PauloF

Post   » Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:26 pm


I am sorry about Rum Tum. You did everything possible and provided a good life to him. Take care.

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Leinani

Post   » Thu Sep 18, 2003 12:16 am


Thanks. He was my first sick pick and my first pig to pass on. I definitely feel that if he had been with me he may be alive today. He was supposed to move back in with me in early October.

Seffy

Post   » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:14 pm


My dog is on Baytril chewable tablets for her third UTI in as many months. The past two UTI's were treated with Clavamox. She's also been switched to bottled water as the pipes in this old apartment are questionable as well.

Since she's been on the batryil I've definitely noticed some behavioral changes. She's just not acting like herself. She's much more jumpy and hyper and when going outside to potty she'll just stop and stare off into space. Because of this her usual 5 minute walks to finish her toilet needs has extended to 20 minutes or more now. She still have 5 more days of antibiotics to go. Hopefully she'll go back to her normal self when the drugs leave her system and I hope this is her last UTI!

~Seffy

Evangeline

Post   » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:20 pm


Clavamox is Penicillin. Baytril isn't usually the best for UTIs. It seems sulfa based drugs are more effective. How about you ask your vet to culture the urine, identify the bacteria and maybe switch her to Bactrim (or another sulfa drug)?

If you think Baytril is bad, I hope you never have to put her on Prednisone. that's justa nightmare of a drug!!!

Seffy

Post   » Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:03 pm


I'll be taking a urine sample to be tested in the next day or two to make sure the infection is gone. If its not gone I will have it cultured and her AB switched. For now I think I'll just continue with the Baytril as her symptoms have cleared up.

Clavamox is actually Augmentin or amoxicillin with potassium added if memory serves me correctly, which I was put on in the past for a UTI of my own. Which I also found impossible to keep down. After two days of vomiting it right back up, my doctor then switched me to something starting with a B. Is Bactrim called Bactrim in human medicine as well? All I remember is that I only had to take one pill every 24 hours for about 4 days and the UTI symptoms cleared up about 12 hours after the first pill.

~Seffy

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