Can a goose be given Baytril?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by cochins1088, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. cochins1088

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    I just realized that my Sebastopol gander has severe bumblefoot. He has two large bumble sores (about the size of a quarter) on the outsides of both of his foot pads. He also has a couple of smaller bumble sores along his toes. I'm going to try to clean them out tonight, but I have a feeling I will need to use an antibiotic.

    I found this on Metzer farm's bumblefoot page. "Different types of antibiotic have been used to cure the problem: one pill (22.7mg) per day of Baytril."

    I have 16 (22.7 mg) Baytril taste tablets left over from when our cats were sick. Should I begin giving him 1 tablet per day? If so, how long should I administer them?
     
  2. RURU

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    Usually any antibiotics are given a full 10 days so that the antibiotic works and gets rid of the infection. Hope this helps you.
     
  3. cochins1088

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    Thanks RURU. [​IMG]

    I also found this:

    "Baytril is the most effective and safe antibiotic for remedying bumblefoot. Many of our Majestic rescues have come to us with this type of foot ailment. One pill of 22mg Baytril is administered daily until the swelling disappears and any black scabs are no longer prevalent. This can range from a few weeks to a few months of intervention. Some vets will also recommend foot washes/antiseptics. "

    http://www.majesticwaterfowl.org/mmissue35.htm
     
  4. cochins1088

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    Does anybody have an opinion on the use of Baytril?

    I want to start his treatment, but I'm a bit nervous. He's very loved and I don't want to lose him.
     
  5. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Songster

    I´ve used Baytril. Worked well, no probs with it.
     
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  7. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Songster

    I can´t remember off-hand, I just went by weight on the instructions.
     
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  9. livininbrazil

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    I keep the 15mg here, so i expect the ones you havde may be ok, but why not google it..there´s a whole lot of information on using Baytril for poultry, including geese, together with the dosage. some of the info is from BYC.
     

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