1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Antibiotic and dose for dog attack? **pic added**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by viktoriacl, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

    451
    21
    121
    Jun 23, 2010
    I already sutured the vere large wound edges together. What antibiotics do you use for dog bites/large tissue injuries? The bites went across most of her back. The picture is of the last part we closed. Thanks [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2015
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    53,699
    5,578
    618
    Jun 24, 2012
    I'm not a vet, but I think one might use something like Clavamox, amoxicillin, Cephalexin (Keflex) or maybe SMZ/TMP. Google dog bite antibiotics and see what you find.

    -Kathy
     
  3. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

    451
    21
    121
    Jun 23, 2010
    I'm a people nurse. I'd use Keflex or Augmentin not sure what a chicken can have.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    53,699
    5,578
    618
    Jun 24, 2012

    They can have either. Can you read/understand formularies?

    -Kathy
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    53,699
    5,578
    618
    Jun 24, 2012
    Clavamox is the veterinary version of Augmentin. When my vet prescribed it for my 3 kg bird it was 250 mg twice a day for 10 days. For the 4 kg bird it was 500 mg twice a day for 10 days.

    Keflex for my 3 kg bird was 250 mg twice a day for 10-14 days (I don't remember).

    Avian formularies:
    Chapter 17: Antimicrobial Therapy
    Chapter 18: Formulary
    Chapter 9: Therepeutic Agents

    Source: http://avianmedicine.net/

    Hope this helps,
    Kathy
     
  6. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

    451
    21
    121
    Jun 23, 2010
    That's exactly what I needed. Thanks!
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    53,699
    5,578
    618
    Jun 24, 2012
    Good luck!

    -Kathy
     
  8. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

    451
    21
    121
    Jun 23, 2010
    Thanks!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by