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Is Baytril safe for reptiles?

Baytril can be given orally, even to reptiles.

What antibiotics are safe for reptiles?

Amoxicillin, ampicillin, carbenicillin, clindamycin, penicillin, and trimethoprim-sulfadiazine all appear to be rapidly metabolized in reptiles.

What antibiotic is used for snakes?

Conclusion. The main pattern of use of antibiotics following snakebite envenomation is Ampicillin alone or in combination empirically, Cloxacillin prophylatically and Piperacillin with Tazobactam for severe established infections. The choice of antibiotics is based on the clinician’s discretion.

What is Baytril used for in reptiles?

Enrofloxacin (brand name: Baytril®) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. Its use in dogs to treat certain specific infections and its use in small mammals, birds, and reptiles is ‘off label’ or ‘extra label’. Many drugs are commonly prescribed for off label use in veterinary medicine.

How much Baytril do you give a snake?

Common Reptile Drugs and Dosages

Dose Frequency
Baytril (enrofloxacin) Lizards and snakes: Routine: 5 mg/kg IM/PO q 24h Resistant: 10 mg/kg IM/PO q 24h Tortoises: 7.5-10 mg/kg diluted with normal saline IM
Flagyl (metronidazole) 150 mg/kg PO weekly
Fortaz (ceftazidime) 20 mg/kg SQ/IM q 72h *

What does Baytril treat in reptiles?

Do snakes get injections?

Vaccines are not required for snakes. Your veterinarian may recommend blood tests, cultures, or X-rays to check for other diseases if the snake appears unhealthy. Like all pets, snakes should be examined at least annually, and a fecal examination, looking for parasites, should be part of every examination.

What are the side effects of Baytril for dogs?

Loss of Appetite One of the top Baytril side effects is a loss of appetite. This medication may upset or hurt your pet’s stomach, and can cause nausea. This can lead to your animal not wanting to eat as frequently or as much at each sitting.

How much Baytril can you give a tortoise?

Parasites. Baytril (enrofloxacin) 5 mg/kg per d for 10 d SQ up to 10 mg/kg q d up to 15 mg/kg for 72 hr in tortoises with URI After the initial injection by vet, the injectible may be given by mouth, increasing dose to 10 mg/kg per d…

What happens if you give a snake ivermectin?

May cause paralysis, blindness, etc. in larger reptiles. Its use is not recommended for lizards and snakes; it is nearly always fatal when used in turtles and tortoises. Ivermectin toxicity includes paralysis and blindness.